iPhone in recovery mode

odris

Active Member
I went to download iOS 4 earlier when it stopped half way and put my phone in to recovery mode. So I have been trying everything to get it out, when I try to restore the phone i get an error message 21 during the "preparing iPhone" stage and I have even tried manually downloading the firmware and restoring it that way, I tried 4.0, 3.1.3, 3.1.2, 3.0. I even tried using a different computer but I still get the same problem. I am a few days out of warranty (grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr) so it will cost me to get it fixed so does anyone have any ideas of what I can try?
 

odris

Active Member
I was trying to do the dfu trick with holding down the buttons etc. but it kept bringing me back to the itunes logo and usb cable icon.
 

mrspoons

Active Member
I was trying to do the dfu trick with holding down the buttons etc. but it kept bringing me back to the itunes logo and usb cable icon.

Have you tried reinstalling iTunes 9.1

I'm sure I've read somewhere that that could be the problem with restoring earlier firmware.
 

odris

Active Member
Looks like I'm in DFU mode now because the iPhone screen has stayed blank, still getting the error message though.
 

hutch

Distinguished Member
If you are in DFU mode and its still not working the only place you can go is the Apple Store
 

crocandy

Active Member
If you are in DFU mode and its still not working the only place you can go is the Apple Store

From my experience, you need to get yourself a Genius bar appointment. I hope they have better luck sorting out your phone than they did mine. If they can't fix it i hope that you have some kind of insurance/warranty.
 

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