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Revamped version of the iPhone 3G with faster processing speeds. Repair of this device is similar to the 3G, and requires simple screwdrivers and prying tools. Model A1303 / 16 or 32 GB capacity / black or white plastic back.

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Dead iPhone 3GS 16GB is stuck in restore mode.

Jailbroke iPhone 3GS dose not charge at all. When connected to itunes it says iPhone in restore mode tried to restore but iPhone turns off and get error 1611 and at times error 23. I bought the protection plan and contacted apple support for a solution they said to take it to the nearest retail store to swap it for another iphone. Dose anyone have a solution to fix it that has work?

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So far error 23 has beaten most of us... It's a baseband radio error, it's possible that relaxing that chip will sort the problem. From personal experience none of Brads ideas apart from going to apple will work.


thanks pollyintop for the help.


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23 is a hardware error. So your best solution would be to take it to Apple for Warranty Service.

Another exit of Restore Mode is a simple Hard Reset, Hold both Power and Home Buttons at same time for about 15 seconds until iPhone restarts.

I would also try a DFU restore. All functioning iPhones will do a DFU restore. Open iTunes, connect iPhone to computer, Press Home button and then Power button hold both for 10 seconds, then release Power Button, keep holding Home Button for another 10 to 30 seconds, iTunes will tell you by message box it has detected an iPhone in Recovery Mode, but it is actually DFU Mode if the screen is blank (black). If in DFU Mode then click Restore in iTunes.

Another possible fix of Error 23 is to clean the Dock Pins very well with isopropyll alcohol, take a few minutes and do a very thorough job. The pins are on top of the Connector Mid Rib.

Another possible fix of Error 23 is battery replacement.

Best fix of Error 23 in your situation is to see Apple. Good luck, Brad

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Use recboot to force it out of recovery mode

here's the link, the program is very simple and straight foward

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iPhone wont stay on.

thanks for the help tristan


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