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Easy Ways To Restore Custom IPSW Using iTunes Without Any Error

March 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Well, this is a general guide for those who are new to the jailbreak community! Actually, the stock IPSW file is the one which is unmodified and is directly downloaded from the Apple website. The Custom IPSW is the firmware file made by using tools like Sn0wbreeze or PwnageTool. Restoring custom IPSW to your iPhone not only jailbreaks it, but also, helpsĀ  you to preserve your current baseband for unlocking purpose.

How to restore custom IPSW using iTunes without any error

Actually, when you try to restore stock iOS file to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, then the bootloader of your iOs device accepts it without throwing any error. The iBoot of all new-bootrom iOS devices is well capable of differentiating between stock and custom IPSWs. Hence, if you’ll try to restore custom IPSW, it can throw error 1600, 1601, 1602, 1603, 1604, 21, 3194, 3014 or 1013.

How To Fix iTunes Error 21

For those who don’t know, iTunes error 21 indicates that you are trying to restore the custom IPSW through “Recovery Mode” instead of restoring through “DFU Mode”. In order to put your iOS device in DFU mode, hold down the “Home+Power” buttons for 10 seconds. Well, after 10 seconds, just release the “Power” button, but keep holding the “Home” button until iTunes detect your iOS device in DFU mode.

How To Bypass All iTunes 16xx Errors

NOTE : You can find all the necessary download links for this guidelines at the end of the article.

Step – 1 : First, download iREB for Windows.

Step – 2 : Now, connect your iOS device with your PC via USB cable and close all instances of iTunes.

Step – 3 : Now, launch iREB, select your iOS device from the list and use the following instructions to put your iOS device in DFU mode;

  • First hold down the “Home+Power” button exactly for 10 seconds.
  • Well, after 10 seconds, release the “Power” button, but keep holding the “Home” button until iREB detects your iPhone in DFU Mode.

Step – 4 : Once iREB detects your iOS device, it will patch its iBoot with Limera1n exploit and will put it into Pwned DFU Mode.

How To Fix iTunes Error 3194

For those who don’t know, iTunes error 3194 means you are trying to downgrade your firmware and iTunes failed to get SHSH blobs from Apple server. Well, if you have already saved your SHSH blobs on Saurik’s server, you can use TinyUmbrella to get your SHSH blobs from Cydia. Just follow the step by step instructions below to get redirect iTunes to Cydia server.

Step – 1 : First, download TinyUmbrella for Windows and Mac OS X.

Step – 2 : Now, connect your iOS device to your PC or Mac via USB cable.

Step – 3 : Now, launch TinyUmbrella and click on “Save SHSH” button. Then, wait while TinyUmbrella downloads your SHSH blobs from Cydia server to your hard-disk drive.

Step – 4 : After getting saved, switch to the “LOG” tab and click on “Start TSS Server” button and just be sure that iTunes is closed at this time.

Step – 5 : After that, if you see the the following two lines at the end of your LOG, it means that the TSS server has started successfully;

TSS Server Started!

TSS Accepting connections…

How To Fix iTunes Error 3014

For those who don’t know, iTunes error 3014 means your Windows or Mac HOSTS file isn’t correctly edited and have some error. Now, just remove all instances of 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com or 127.0.0.1 gs.apple.com from HOSTS file and you are good to go.

Well, on Windows, your HOSTS file should look like this;

And, on Mac, your HOSTS file should look like this;

How To Restore Custom IPSW Using iTunes

Well, if you are downgrading firmware, then, just be sure that TinyUmbrella TSS Server is running. If you are upgrading to the latest version or if you are iPhone 3GS or iPod touch 2G (MB) user, then skip this step. Now, put your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch in Pwned DFU Mode and then follow the steps below to restore custom IPSW;

Step – 1 : First, open iTunes on your PC or Mac.

Step – 2 : Now, click on your device name from the side-panel to view the summary page.

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Step – 3 : Then, you’ll see two buttons on the summary-panel — Check for Update and Restore. After that, hold down the “SHIFT” key for Windows and “ALT” (Option) for Mac and then click on the Restore button.

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Step – 4 : Next, browse to your desktop and select the custom IPSW that you want to restore.

Step – 5 : Finally, sit back and relax yourself while iTunes restores the custom IPSW on your iOS device. After getting restored, your iOS device will be rebooted automatically.

That’s it! You have done it!

Well, if you have any difficulty while going through the above steps, then, don’t hesitate, just write to us in our comment section below. Also, if you are successful in performing the above, then, just don’t forget to share your views and opinions on this with us.

Downloads

Download iREB from here.

Download TinyUmbrella from here.

[Source : Jaxov]


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