iPhone 4 error 21 and will not start
Hello, i have a big head cracker, LOL
So I buy this iphone 4 as faulty, cheap... I knew the phone was stuck in in restore mode and I was thinking that all it needed was to plug and restore, nothing is easy in live, and this is no different.
So if I plug the phone to the wall or PC I get the apple logo on the screen, if the phone is not connected to wall or PC, the phone will not turn on nothing happens not even if I press the power and home button.
I now the battery is fully charged so it should power on, but it does not, only if connected to wall or PC. Is this normal? the phone doing this with error 21 the battery connector looks in good shape, and i tried the battery on other iphone and it works.
So when I connect to PC and try to restore I will get the error 21, so I Google a fix and do as instructed. I deleted a ETC file and a different error appear, all I needed to do was update itunes, so I try again to restore but error 21 comes up again With or without ETC file (file is in recycle bin).
I think the phone must have been jailbreak... But if anyone have any ideas please help... I afraid the logicboard might be busted, but the PC recognizes the phone and installs the divers needed... I just to novice at iphones :) i gess...
Thanks guys and sorry for the big love letter, LOL
I read in some forum about custom ipsw and TinyUmbrella but i have no idea how this will help, i tried redsn0w but it did not work i just tried the jailbreak option.
if you already ruled out the battery for being defective, then proceed to the next suspect, which is the battery connector located on the logic board or mother board, try to check if its mounted properly, all the legs must be soldered properly and intact and clean. then if you ruled out the battery port or connector on your logic board and still having the same problem then proceed to the dock port or charging port (where you connect your sync cable or charger cable), try to clean it or better replace it. you can check in youtube the step by step procedure, if you already performed all these 3 things, and still having the same problem, try replacing the voltage regulator also located at the logic board, it looks like a tiny black color square shape thing, youtube can help you locate it. you need a very good skills of replacing this part, all of these steps are inexpensive repair, but like i said, you need a good troubleshooting and soldering skills to be able to perform those repairs, if you did all those and the problem still persist, it must have a serious mother board problem, the phone maybe water damaged before, you cant assure anything if the phone dives in the water, just tryin to help.
I know this is a long time later, but people still read these things.
I fixed a phone with an error 21 behaving the same as the original post. Upon closer inspection I found one of the tiny wires/pins on the battery connector was bent. A gentle tap and it was all lined up for the battery to plug into.
Worth a try for a cheap fix.