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Hi ismart people. I Have an iphone 4 that was running 6.1.3 It has a broken power button... and I messed up. I tried to downgrade to 5.1.1 not realizing my blobs were on my old now broken computer. Long story short Instead of being untethered and unlocked i am trying everything to at least get this brick restored to a working state. 1. Redsn0w says iphone is in dfu mode. 2. If i use tiny umbrella's fix option i can get phone into recovery mode. Doing so makes iphones usually black screen turn white then prompt green poison to say Unable to find gBdevList Unable to find fs_mount Unable to find fs_unmount Unable to find fs_load _file Greenpois0n initialized..........after all this iphone goes black and into an unrecognized state. 3.Ive tried using ifaith and snowbreeze with ireb to restore in pwnd dfu with a stitched (signed) 6.1.3 blob with no luck. Itunes always comes back saying error 1600 or 16 something. Ive also had all the other errors while experimenting at one time or another but when it comes down to it itunes always freezes at preparing iphone for restore. (side notes)redsn0w says "Missing Keys.plist data for this build" when I try recovery fix or just boot. I've also manged to get redsn0w all the way to "done" however my iphone's screen gets frozen on "downloading jailbreak data".

Anyways if someone who can help me out can correspond with me and get my iphone back up and running i'd be very appreciative. thanks!!!

asked 11 Aug '13, 18:39

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Get the button fixed. Are you sure you don't have 5.1.1 blobs on cydia's server? Use iFaith's "Show available" button to check. If not, just restore to stock 6.1.3 by clicking "Restore iPhone" in iTunes (without shift key).

(11 Aug '13, 18:59) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Hi spockers,I will get the button fixed. Ive tried restoring it before without shift.I usually get 1600. Just tried it again and got unknown error (-1). First time i've seen that happen.

(11 Aug '13, 19:08) sheay sheay's gravatar image

I'm getting error 1600 Just from a simple itunes restore.. solutions? i cant figure it out by myself and i have tried!

(11 Aug '13, 19:33) sheay sheay's gravatar image

1600 means not pwned dfu, but that should not come up during a stock restore. You're not selecting an ipsw?

(11 Aug '13, 19:39) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

I most definitely am not. no shift no custom ipsw nothing but simple restore

(11 Aug '13, 19:43) sheay sheay's gravatar image

Do you see cydia when you click this link?

(11 Aug '13, 19:52) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

thanks for helping me, it seems you're the man around here. in boxes i see, This page is just a placeholder. [edited for space]

(11 Aug '13, 20:03) sheay sheay's gravatar image

Ok, that's what you should be seeing. I'm pretty much stumped. Do you have another computer?

(11 Aug '13, 20:12) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

actually thats exactly what im trying as we speak. the person who let me have there iphone 4, im on their comp right now and i hit restore with their itunes. It asked me stuff my itunes didint and now its downloading software.. says it will take 7 hours. better work. side note their itunes isint updated to the newest one. my itunes was updated. what were you going to suggest?

(11 Aug '13, 20:14) sheay sheay's gravatar image

It's downloading the ipsw. If you copy yours over, it will be much quicker. To find where it is on yours, and where it goes on theirs, see this faq entry. Also, you should update iTunes, it needs to be at least 11.0 or it will fail.

(11 Aug '13, 20:17) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

okay, once i copy it over to the other computer what do i do with it? place it in the same folder i got it from and hit restore on the updated itunes?

(11 Aug '13, 20:39) sheay sheay's gravatar image

Yes. or you can hold shift and select it if iTunes starts downloading it again (if you don't put it in the right place that's what will happen.)

(11 Aug '13, 20:56) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Hey spockers I got my iphone 4's power button fixed and now have it Restored though itunes. So now im back to square one. I still need to jailbreak and unlock this thing and now i don't want to mess up. My gsm Iphone 4 is running 6.1.3 04.12.05 according to redsn0w. and tiny umbrella says 04.12.05-ice_2_13. Which guide do i follow?

(12 Aug '13, 22:30) sheay sheay's gravatar image

Follow the first blue text line at the top of this page to jailbreak. There is no software carrier unlock for that, you will need to purchase a 3rd-party IMEI unlock or get an official unlock from the carrier it's locked to. What carrier is it locked to?

(12 Aug '13, 22:46) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Its locked to rogers wireless and i want to unlock to mts. where do i get a imei from? what is that? first time i hear about those

(12 Aug '13, 22:55) sheay sheay's gravatar image

An IMEI is a unique identifier for your handset. IMEI unlocks place this identifier in the carrier's database whitelist, meaning it gets unlocked at the carrier, who in turn sends an authorization to Apple to unlock the device. iTunes does the actual unlocking, it will pop up with "Congratulations, your iPhone is now unlocked." This is permanent and will remain in effect through restoring, updating, etc.

Contact the carrier it is locked to and inquire about an official unlock. Alternatively, look into getting an IMEI unlock. Some reputable sites are:

There are also many legit sellers on eBay. The problem is, there are also many scammers on eBay.

Here is our list of known scam sites.

(12 Aug '13, 23:47) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Thanks Spockers for all your help This question is closed.


answered 13 Aug '13, 02:08

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