My iPhone 3gs has passed away today. The gf and I went to Zillah today and on the trip I opened up copilot and it worked great on the way up there. However on the way back at about halfway home, I received an error on the iphone.
“Repair needed. iPhone cannot make or receive calls. Contact Apple at www.apple.com/service.”
Well of course I saw the error and freaked, I forced my iphone off using the home + power key. Let it come back on took about 20 minutes and it was at this screen yes I could still take screenshots and all that using the iphone which was kinda cool. I took some screenshots of this interesting screen.
Before all of this, there are a couple things I did while in Zillah, we were outside and I used a program I bought from itunes store called yny wifi
One thing thats interesting is my trying to restore the iPhone firmware, I kept receiving error 23 no matter what I tried to restore this iPhone.
I called apple support at 6 pm I had been trying to troubleshoot this stupid phone for like 4 hours.
I spoke to Jason of Apple care support, I mentioned to him everything I have tried. We set up a replacement service option, So I will be sending my iphone to apple tomorrow in order to get a replacement sent back. I will updated this post and let you all know what the status is.
Good news at 11:30 pm, I was able to restore my phone to 3.1.3, bad news it didnt fix my baseband issue, my ICCID and IMEI still show as being empty. So I will still be going for a replacement.
Fix for error 23… found this on a forum
Because you are on windows, you need to download the bspatch exe file
You will generally find iTunesMobileDevice.dll under
%CommonProgramFiles%AppleMobile Device Supportbin
or on 64bit windows
%CommonProgramFiles(x86)%AppleMobile Device Supportbin
The above links will work on all languages.
For Windows 32 bit English installed to C drive, the actual path is as follows.
C:Program FilesCommon FilesAppleMobile Device SupportbiniTunesMobileDevice.dll
This patch only works with iTunes 9.0.2
I have not tested this as I currently don’t have iTunes 9.0.2 installed on my windows 7 x64 machine. The following procedure should work.
- Make a backup copy of iTunesMobileDevice.dll put it in a safe place
- Copy bspatch.exe and the iTunesMobileDevice.dll_902._win.patch into the same directory as the iTunesMobileDevice.dll
- Run a command prompt with administrator rights.. This is especially important in Vista and Windows 7
- Change directory to the directory that contains bspatch.exe, the .patch file and the dll
bspatch.exe iTunesMobileDevice.dll iTunesMobileDevice-new.dll iTunesMobileDevice.dll_902._win.patch
- Take iTunesMobileDevice-new.dll and copy/rename it to %CommonProgramFiles%AppleMobile Device SupportbiniTunesMobileDevice.dll
- Restart your machine