Second generation of iPhone. Model A1241 / 8 or 16 GB capacity / black or white plastic back. Repair is more straightforward than the first iPhone. requires screwdrivers, prying, and suction tools.

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Error 1015 unauthorized jail break

Hi All, I need help for a Dummy a step by step guide itunes say cant restore due to error 1015 (unauthorised Jail Break) I stupidly tried to restore. I have looked at things like tinyumbrella etc but Im iliterate with these things ( Im using windows if that helps) please can anyone help me? im old and in UK !!! perhaps that makes sense to some of you Guys, but I need help please Cheers my friends

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iTunes has no error codes specific to Jailbreaking. Are you trying to downgrade your iOS? PLease provide a little more information on what firmware you are trying to restore to and what firmware is currently running on the device.


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Kevin, nobody on here is old ;-) Anyhow here is what I have done before. Download iReb from here here and you also need to have Custom Firmware 4.1 which comes with the 6.15.00 baseband which can be unlocked. I have it on my fileserver here for you to download. First you run iREB, choose your iphone let it do its thing. Follow the on screen instructions to put your phone into DFU mode. When iREB is finished your iPhone mi have either some snowflake on it or be some random color. You are now ready to restore via ITUNES with the custom firmware. HOLD SHIFT then click restore, and select the downloaded custom firmware (hope you remember where you downloaded it to;-) and let it restore.. do not exit iREB. When it is almost finished it will error out to 1015 :) THAT IS OKAY. I would not use redsnow or any of the other ones since this this is already a jailbroken custom file. Now when its on the connect to itunes part on your iPhone, go back to iREB on the Tabs click on the second one Recovery, you will see two options click on the top one it says True auto boot, let it do its work. this should be it. I do hope it works for you and that these steps make sense. I personally have stayed away from the jailbreaking since I always ended up getting in trouble and something used to always mess me up:-) Here is a [|video] that may also help you out. I guess there is more than one way to get it accomplished. Anyhow, just like anything else in life, no guarantee that it will work. :)

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Great answer. I'm sorry to hear that you have had issues with your jailbreaks. Maybe it's a Mac thing (lol), but I have never had any issues with any jailbreak. After all the tweaks and functionality that jailbreaking brings to my iPhone I can't go back to Apple's way of things. It's funny how iOS 5 declares so many new functions and features that have been available to the jailbreak community for years now.


Thank you for your help I will try this and let you know how this Dummy gets on, Its great to know there are people in this world willing to help each other. I try by replacing Front glass or minor repairs and anything I recieve goes to Prostate Cancer Research I had this Cancer got over it now trying to give something back Thanks again. Kev


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