iPhone wont fully restore, stuck in recovery mode (code 29)
Just got an iPhone 3gs model A1303 from an old friend in school. She said it was water damaged and the screen was unresponsive. The screen is in fact unresponsive. I am attempting to restore the iPhone before I even attempt to replace the screen. Of course my hopes weren't high considering there is water damage.
I attempted to restore the iPhone two times so far and the first time it didn't finish,, the second time it did, but resulted in a message saying the phone could not be restored, with "error 29" or "code 29" I don't remember. I dont see it being financially beneficial to purchase and install a new logic board for such an old phone. Any ideas?
Thanks a lot
aaron, if I remember right, error 29 is caused by a battery error. The first thing you definitely want to do, is to clean your phone. Untreated water damage can lead to corrosion failure later on. To clean your phone follow this guide. It was written for a 3G but is still pertinent to the 3GS, after that replace the battery. Make sure you get a quality battery since there are issues with iPhone batteries and iPhones doing weird things:-) Reevaluate for any errors after that. Hope this helps, good luck.