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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iTunes does not recognize 3G iPhone

Updated to 5 and now iPhone shows up in the iTunes left column, but does not show up in "Summary Page" in order to add Apps, etc. Changed SIMS, rebooted a 100 times, nothing ! Any ideas ?

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Mike

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i think you mean the iphone 3gs since the 3g isn't updateable to ios5

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You I have been screwing with this thing now for so long maybe it was an update to 4 that started all the problems.

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ok, i changed the category to "iphone 3g"

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i had some similar problems with different iphones - i fixed them by flashing in DFU Mode

the important part is the proper timing, you can use this youtube video for that: CLICK HERE

itunes should give you the message that it has detected an iphone in recovery mode

click restore and let itunes "reflash" the firmware

good luck

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That's the problem....I can't do any of that, as it does not show up in iTunes in order for me to restore,etc !

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connect it, turn it off and follow the steps shown in the video - the iphone will be recognized in DFU Mode!

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try majesty's fix..if it works please vote his answer up..it's worked for me in the last few weeks..Why do I receive error code 29 when I attempt a restore? thanks Oldturkey03 for reminding me of that good answer!

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