Hello, i've been reading for the past MONTH about this problem, and nowhere did i find an answer for this.
I'm having nightmares with an iPhone 4 GSM 16Gb.
The iPh screen is completely black except when I boot it up from redsn0w selecting the 4.1 ipsw, in that case it will behave exactly like this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMD3xClUAI8 - first green screen, then white, then green again. It won't boot up.
Summing up: The iPhone is recognized in itunes for restore, however if i restore to stock (5.1.1 as today), it will give me a 1601 error, which is not fixable with ireb or such. I can't restore with iTunes to ANY version.
The iPh will not "just boot" with at least the last 10 versions of redsn0w, neither the last 6 versions of stock firmware (except 4.1, as noted)
I've deattached the battery thingy at least 4 times, once leaving to sit for 2 days (also when dissassembled the water damage stickers were white)
I've tried a lot of times to do a force restore (1', 5', etc)
Nor Recboot, Tiny Umbrella's Fix recovery, Redsn0w's Fix Recovery, has solved any issue.
It doesn't do any sound at all when plugged in, nor vibrates, it just displays the green/white/green screen when booted with 4.1.
Home and power button works since I force shutdown/DFU with them.
Worth mentioning is that i never see anything on the screen, no apple logo, no way knowing it's constantly rebooting - but always i connect the iph to the pc itunes will recognize it for restoring it.
The best part is that I don't really know what firmware does it have, I don't have any SHSH, and I have a 500usd brick.
Sorry if the info is all mixed, but i'm trying to sum up what i've done in the past month and this is really driving me crazy.
I'd really appreciate any help to move on with this.
Thank you forum
The question has been closed for being "Other - old" by theiphoneguy, 04 Dec '13, 04:55
Hey Man! I'm having the same issue! Completely black screen, the buttons work, but no logo whatsoever! error 1600 constantly showing when trying to restore! I'm afraid i also have a 500 usd brick in my hands! By the way, I'm Brazilian! Hermano!
answered 01 Aug '12, 20:15