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Question: My iPhone has error 1611 when trying to restore

Does anyone know how to get around this? It just comes up with error 1611 and says cannot restore? Is this a hardware failure? Where do I send the phone? It's less than a year old!

iPhone 3G, iOS 4.3.3

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Jun 10, 2012 6:16 PM in response to D1RKD1GGl3R In response to D1RKD1GGl3R


i had the 1611 error on my 3g.

it has been buggin me for about 6 months.

durring a restore the progress bar on my phone would get half way or sometime no distance before getting a 1611.

I tried and I tried to fix it over the last 6 months.

this is how I got around it today.

I used a short cable (about 15cms) to connect my phone to my Imac. I removed excess usb devices.

I did the "#" before GS.APPLE.COM thing in the host file.

tried several restores and always 1611.

then while doing other stuff (I'm trying to study for exams at the moment) my Imac had a kernal panic and shut down.

When I restarted I tried a restore and it worked and my 3g is back to life.

a fluke? lucky? a combination of cable/#gs.apple.com/restart?

I don't know, but my phone works.

note- I didnt go into DFU mode as my home button is broken

Jun 10, 2012 6:16 PM

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