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Well you read it. my phone is a doorstop! atleast for now. i updated to iOS 5 with no issues.

when it came to reactivating my phone, is when it took a dump. the error says to call verizon..... with what? so i went to verizon 30 mins before close and they told me they knew NOTHING.... typical

got on the phone with apple. their servers took a crap "because of all the requests"

so my phone is apparently "temporary" bricked and idk what to do about it.

anybody having this issue. have you fixed it?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by earwig1990 View Post
Well you read it. my phone is a doorstop! atleast for now. i updated to iOS 5 with no issues.

when it came to reactivating my phone, is when it took a dump. the error says to call verizon..... with what? so i went to verizon 30 mins before close and they told me they knew NOTHING.... typical

got on the phone with apple. their servers took a crap "because of all the requests"

so my phone is apparently "temporary" bricked and idk what to do about it.

anybody having this issue. have you fixed it?
Boot into DFU? It's kind of hard to brick an iPhone or iPod these days. Restore back to a previous version using tutorials found on Google. Personally, I won't be using iOS 5 until an untethered jailbreak is released. That's just me though.
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you did it wrong
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you did it wrong
Pretty much this.

Put the phone in DFU and restore again.
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post #6 of 12
If it's turning on. It's not bricked. A soft brick maybe. As others have said, DFU mode it and restore
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Actually it's a know issue, a lot of people have been getting errors upgrading to iOS5 and either it bricks or doesn't install and need to try again.
    
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Boot into DFU? It's kind of hard to brick an iPhone or iPod these days. Restore back to a previous version using tutorials found on Google. Personally, I won't be using iOS 5 until an untethered jailbreak is released. That's just me though.
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post #9 of 12
Hey,
I'm a registered iOS Developer, and if you want I cann add you to my account to see if that unbricks it
Glad to help!
post #10 of 12
I'm in the same boat, followed the instructions to a T as i've had problems in the past, backed up[ my phone, installed the latest itunes.

Problem was itunes was not picking up my iphone before i had updated, so i followed the itunes help and it told me to reinstall itunes so i did, and that deleted my back up.

Right so itunes now picks up my phone and continues to install ios5, 10 min later it gaves me an error saying phone cannot be restored,

The phone is now constantly showing the recovery mode screen and every time i connect it to itunes it tries to recover it gives me error 1604.

SO i too now have an expensive paper weight.

(typical as i was arguing in favour of the iphone just yesterday)

So yeah any help is appreciated
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