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Can’t Restore iPhone? How to fix

September 25th, 2007 · 17 Comments · Apple, iPhone, Mods, Unlocked

iPhone Recovery Mode

If you are having problems restoring your iPhone after trying to mod or unlock it and something goes wrong then here are some possible fixes. If you are in recovery mode and unable to restore through iTunes follow the steps below to try and fix your iPhone.

For Mac OS X

Method #1 Delete the following files:

  • /System/Library/AppleMobileDevice.kext
  • /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/DeviceLink.framework
  • /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/MobileDevice.framework
  • /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/MobileDevice.framework
  • /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/MobileDevice.framework
  • /Library/Receipts/AppleMobileDeviceSupport.pkg

then restart your Mac. Next, download iTunes and re-install it.

Method #2 Create a new user account: open the “Accounts” pane of System Preferences, click the padlock and enter your administrator password, then press the “+” (plus) button to create the new user. Login as the new user, then connect your iPhone to your Mac and re-attempt the restore with iTunes.

For Windows (various editions)

  1. Select Control Panel from the Start menu
  2. Select Add/Remove Programs
  3. Remove Apple Mobile Device Support
  4. Remove iTunes
  5. Restart your system
  6. Download and install iTunes again


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