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stuck in "searching," SIM not recognized, then messed it up more

I replaced my cracked screen on my iPhone 4s. To my knowledge, I did it correctly. When I turned my phone on everything looked great, but then I realized I was stuck in "searching."

I tried:

-taking out my sim card (didnt recognize "no sim"

-changing time/date

-having someone call the phone

-and DFU mode

-turning phone off with sim out and then waiting to put the sim back in once its powered up fully.

I've read all the questions already asked. Someone mentioned trying to "restore" your phone from itunes. So, i moved on to that but now my phone is bricked. It will not complete the restoring process, at the very end it gives an error -1. which i understand is a "software error."

someone had mentioned that if this happens and your mac recognizes the phone's serial numbers and information, you may be okay to fix it. but if it doesn't read those, then the phone must be replaced. My mac recognized my iphone's serial number and all of its information still. I simply cannot get it to take new software in. It is stuck in restore mode with the itunes logo and usb on the screen. I cannot get it to do anything else. Thanks for your time

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Thanks for your insight, i appreciate the help. I'll try this.


Similar problem for my iPhone 5 where iTunes was giving -1 error code. I had the logic board replaced, however I am wondering if by the time -1 appears, has all the data been wiped from the phone? I don't have the logic board anymore and just worried if the data can be restored by someone else.


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After restore it stuck in recovery mode. download the tiny umbrella application for mac.

After open it plug your phone in your mac then you will see the option there exit recovery.

After clicking your phone will come out the recovery.

Check out the information in setting - general-about, there should be info like imei or modem firmware.

If there is no imei or modem firmware showing then change the the date and time.

Restart the phone.

check out the information now imei or other info is there not not.

if have put the sim card inside see network is coming or not .

if info is still not there then you iphone need to replace, Logic board is faulty

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