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iPhone is stuck on connect to iTunes

A few days ago my phone had around 70% battery, but when i got it out of my pocket I saw that it wouldn't turn on. When I connected it through my computer, it started flashing the apple logo on and off.

I tried to update it to ios9 (was at 8.4.1) but to no avail. I tried restoring it with a signed firmware from ipsw.xx, but when it finished deleting the old os and started "extracting software" it showed me error 21. Now when I connect either to the charger or the computer it shows me the connect to itunes screen.

Can I do anything about this, or the phone is now a paper weight?

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Thanks for posting a detailed guide on this. This is really helpful.


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Put it into dfu mode and restore to a backup

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Still didn't work. I put it into dfu mode and tried restoring it, but it still popped the error 21.


I also tried restoring to 8.4.1, but it showed me error 3194. I added this line "" to my host file, but it still showed me 3194


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