Released November 4, 2017. Model A1865, A1901. Available as GSM or CDMA / 64 or 256 GB / Silver or Space Gray.

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iTunes restore error 56

I keep trying to restore my iPhone X with iTunes and receive an error 56 every time. I have updated to the latest iTunes, tried different computers, new lightning cable , and closed all programs except for iTunes. I see there is software sold on the internet such as “dr fone” that claims to fix this problem. I’ve read this is probably a hardware issue. The phone just stays stuck on the recovery screen. I have also tried to put the phone in dfu mode and tried to restore with no success. I consider my phone permanently dead and willing to experiment on it to try to bring it back to life. Any thoughts on how I should approach this problem. Thx.

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I actually took the phone apart and applied heat to the motherboard with a hot air station, but the phone back together and it restored successfully in iTunes. I don’t know what made it work but it did.


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My thoughts are that this should be brought to the attention of Apple. If you have access to an Apple Store, bring it in and have them check out the phone because if you do have a hardware issue, let them make it right. Don't waste your money on software that will probably not help.

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The apple official has some solutions. Mayby you can have a try.

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