Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2013 1:34 PM (in response to jacksonfromok)
Error -1 is usually a hardware error. Rarely, it can be caused by security software (antivirus or firewall) interfering with the update. As you did a repair yourself to a device with no user repairable components my vote is for the hardware problem.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2013 1:44 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)
Does that mean that I should take it back to the apple store, or go in my self and see if something is loose in my iPhone?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2013 2:05 PM (in response to jacksonfromok)
If you fixed it yourself Apple won't help you; opening the phone voids the warranty. So your only option is to try a self-repair. But first try disabling your antivirus and firewall and repeat the Restore.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2013 4:01 PM (in response to jacksonfromok)
Apple won't touch it. If you can't fix it yourself, find a competent repair shop or buy a new phone.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 12:39 AM (in response to jacksonfromok)
Ok so I actually synced it up again trying to restore it from the IOS 6.0.1 firmware and I got a new error message saying that my iPhone wasn't eligible for that build, so after I fixed that problem by clearing out the cache, I got the same -1 message. Also I don't think that there is like any software on my iPhone because half of the restore process deleted it. I'm just wondering if that could be the problem or if it even mattered what software was on the iPhone before you restore the device.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 5:38 AM (in response to jacksonfromok)
It doesn't matter what was on the phone if you do a DFU restore. Any other type of restore uses the existing installed software to manage the update. But even a DFU restore won't work if the phone was hacked or jailbroken and the baseband firmware replaced.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 5:47 AM (in response to jacksonfromok)
-1 is a hardware problem was your phone jailbroken or unlocked by someone else other then apple/your service provider as the only time i see -1 is a corrupt baseband