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Display broken, Restore fails: Replace LCD+Digitizer?







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Display broken, Restore fails

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I felt down on my iPhone 3G and it switched off. The display has a small spot under the glass, which looks malformed and shows rainbow colors -- at a very close look.

After the boot process, the screen shows weird white and grey lines and flickers.

After connecting it to the MacBook, iTunes asks me to restore it. However, the restore process fails with an unkown error (1604). It tried it serveral times.

Should I order a new lcd and digitizer unit from ifixit, or should I put my iPhone into the bin?



This is the iRecovery log file:


[NAND] Device ID 0x1ed5a968






[FTL:MSG] Apple NAND Driver (AND) RO



[FTL:MSG] FPart Init [OK]

read old style signature 0x43303035 (line:403)

[FTL:MSG] VFL Register [OK]



[FTL:MSG] FTL Register [OK]

[FTL:WRN] Failure running _LoadFTLCxt!

[FTL:WRN] Recovering NAND Data Structures - this will take some time!

[FTL:WRN] _FTLRestore OK!

[FL:MSG] FTL_Open [OK]

Boot Failure Count: 15 Panic Fail Count: 1

Entering recovery mode, starting command prompt


This is the iTunes restore log:


2011-06-08 21:31:57.000 iTunes[5714:207]: restore library built Feb 8 2011 at 13:47:23

2011-06-08 21:31:57.000 iTunes[5714:207]: iTunes: iTunes 10.3.1

2011-06-08 21:31:57.000 iTunes[5714:207]: iTunes: Software payload version: 8C148

2011-06-08 21:32:52.000 iTunes[5714:f017]: iTunes: Specifying UOI boot image

2011-06-08 21:32:52.000 iTunes[5714:f017]: *** UUID XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ***

2011-06-08 21:32:52.000 iTunes[5714:f017]: amai: AMAuthInstallSsoInitialize: can't find SSOClient.framework

2011-06-08 21:32:52.000 iTunes[5714:f017]: requested restore behavior: Erase

2011-06-08 21:32:52.000 iTunes[5714:f017]: amai: AMAuthInstallDebugWriteObject: debug object written: file://localhost/tmp/PersonalizedRestoreBundle.jBFogaqvL5/amai/debug/tss-request.plist

2011-06-08 21:32:52.000 iTunes[5714:f017]: amai: AMAuthInstallHttpMessageSendSync: httpRequest=<CFHTTPMessage 0x1e3ab80>{url =; request = POST /TSS/controller?action=2 HTTP/1.1}

2011-06-08 21:32:54.000 iTunes[5714:f017]: amai: AMAuthInstallRequestSendSync: received tss response (server version: 2.0.0)

2011-06-08 21:32:54.000 iTunes[5714:f017]: amai: AMAuthInstallDebugWriteObject: debug object written: file://localhost/tmp/PersonalizedRestoreBundle.jBFogaqvL5/amai/debug/tss-response.plist

2011-06-08 21:33:00.000 iTunes[5714:fe1b]: iBoot build-version = iBoot-931.71.16

2011-06-08 21:33:00.000 iTunes[5714:fe1b]: iBoot build-style = RELEASE

2011-06-08 21:33:00.000 iTunes[5714:fe1b]: DeviceRequest failed: 0xe000404f

2011-06-08 21:33:00.000 iTunes[5714:fe1b]: command device request for 'getenv radio-error' failed: 2008

2011-06-08 21:33:00.000 iTunes[5714:fe1b]: radio-error not set

2011-06-08 21:33:00.000 iTunes[5714:fe1b]: unable to open device_map.txt: No such file or directory

2011-06-08 21:33:00.000 iTunes[5714:fe1b]: <Recovery Mode Device 0x1e5d540>: production fused device

2011-06-08 21:33:00.000 iTunes[5714:fe1b]: <Recovery Mode Device 0x1e5d540>: operation 4 progress -1

2011-06-08 21:33:00.000 iTunes[5714:fe1b]: bootstrapping restore with iBEC

2011-06-08 21:33:00.000 iTunes[5714:fe1b]: <Recovery Mode Device 0x1e5d540>: operation 31 progress -1

2011-06-08 21:33:01.000 iTunes[5714:fe1b]: <Recovery Mode Device 0x1e5d540>: Recovery mode succeeded

2011-06-08 21:38:01.000 iTunes[5714:dc17]: iTunes: Restore error 1604

2011-06-08 21:44:54.000 iTunes[5714:207]: device disconnected (isDFU = 0)

2011-06-08 21:44:54.000 iTunes[5714:207]: _AMRecoveryModeDeviceFinalize: 0x1e5d540

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