Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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iTunes Error 3 iPhone can't restore

Hello, I have a problem with my iphone 5 CDMA. I tore my Audio control & Power button flex cable, and I just put it back together, and now I have no service...so I entered my phone into DFU mode and now it can't recover. It gets to a little bit half way and then on iTunes I get Error (3)??? Do I have to get a new cable or what? Please help I've replaced the power button already.

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Hi there as far as I no there isn't a fix for this and it's hardware issue.

If it's still in warrenty go and get a replacement.

You can check out information here https://discussions.apple.com/thread/537...

There's plenty of cases to read about on here and some success story's on how to get around it involving puting phone in the freezer I'm not 1 for doing that but if phones out of warrenty and it's basically a brick then there's no harm in trying.

Hope u get it sorted

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U could try a new cable an see

If you have tryed everything and still nothing try that freezer trick

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an unknown error occurred(3)

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Freezer Trick worked!!! I put in there for about 20 minutes in a zip lock bag and it ran straight through!!!

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Thanks, Con

But do you think just getting out of it would me fine?...Like Hold the Power&Home buttons, and get a new cable as well?....if not I'd just have to buy a new phone:( thanks again for taking the time and replying my answer.

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My phone is 20 days old and stuck in this mode. I've done everything that chat and telecom support could offer....reinstalled itunes, switched laptops, pressed home and lock button several times...now the phone is just stuck in recovery mode. I purchased it from Dubai while I was on a vacation. Apparently Apple's policy include no international warranty.....

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You'd better reset your iPhone and restore iPhone from iTunes.

1. Connect your iPhone to the computer that has your backup.

2. Make sure this computer has the latest version of iTunes.

3. Choose File > Devices > Restore from Back up.

If you're using iTunes 10.7 or earlier, right-click the device from the list and choose Restore from Backup.

Good luck.

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Error 3 is related hardware issues that can be from device or computer, so you need to check both computer and your iPhonoe. Hope the following tips are of help:

1. Check that your security software and settings aren't preventing your device from communicating with the Apple update server.

2. Then try to restore your iOS device two more times while connected with a cable, computer, and network you know are good.

3. Confirm that your security software and settings are allowing communication between your device and update servers.

Have any other iPhone dead screen cases, try Tenorshare ReiBoot.

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Put it in the freezer for 40 minutes. Take it out, plug it into your computer and restore through iTunes. I did it with an iPhone 5 that I was having error 3 with and it worked. The iPhone was not reading the SIM, unless I reset the date and time to an earlier date under settings. I found this answer from Kenneth Young in this thread

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hi

when i want update and restore my iPhone 5s give me error an unknown error occurred (3).

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jeg har iphone 6 whith error 3 eller _9

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I got the same problem and I've done every available solutions!!

Nothings worked with me !

Help pls

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I had the same problem, i solved it by authorizing the pc, mine wasnt. After that the restoring prosses worked fine and i could finally use my iphone again.

Hope it works for you

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kksilvery

I have the same issue with my iPhone , It is a hardware problem.

FIX,

1. Cable.

2. Newly re-placed hardware .

3. Battery change.

4. Logic board or Motherboard problem.

My iPhone 4S 16GB Solution : Replace Logic board or sell it online .

Regards,

kksilvery.

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an unknown error occurred(3) please ayuda

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