iPhone Restore Error 1013/1014/1015 Fix

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We worked on a customer’s factory-unlocked iPhone 3Gs a few weeks ago as he was able unable to get it fixed at the Apple Store in Beijing. Imagine that!

Anyway, he mentioned that it keeps throwing a 1014 error during full restore. He was fortunate to have a factory-unlocked iPhone 3Gs so he can do a full restore on iTunes with the latest firmware without having to worry of getting it locked.

Error 1013/1014/1015 on iTunes is a common error during the restore process and is related to the modem firmware or baseband.

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The result of this error will take you to a recovery mode loop which shows the “Connect to iTunes” screen. A simple way to fix this is to kick the iPhone out of recovery mode. Here’s how:

1. Download TinyUmbrella from here.

2. Launch the program.

3. Connect your iPhone.

4. Click on”Kick Device out of Recovery” on older version of TinyUmbrella or “Exit Recovery.”

You will notice your iPhone will show a brief progress bar and the restore will be completed. Your iPhone should work by now!

iPhone Restore Error 1013/1014/1015 Fix was last modified: November 11th, 2010 by Jonathan

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  1. 1. Go to your "Applications" folder
    2. Go to your "Utilities" folder
    3. Launch "Terminal"
    4. Type "sudo nano /etc/hosts" (without quotes) and hit return
    5. Enter your password
    6. Use the down arrow key to find the "gs.apple.com" entries. Once the cursor is in front, make sure you comment out the line(s) by entering "#" (no quotes) in front of the text
    7. Save the file by pressing CONTROL+W on the keyboard
    8. Exit the nano editor by pressing CONTROL+X on the keyboard
    9. Restore your iDevice

  2. Right click Notepad, run as Administrator
    Go to C:WindowsSystem32driversetc
    Open (file type: All Files)
    Select hosts
    Edit the file

  3. Hello. I have an IPhone 3G which I recently updated to 4.2, Unlocked and Jailbroken w RedSnow. I downloaded IBlacklist from the sinfulrepo Cydia source and since that moment the phone is frozen, It turns on and Off and I cannot get ir out of recovery mode. It also gives me error message 1015 when I try to Restore. I'm trying for about 2 days with tiny umbrella and many other programs with NO LUCK. Any help would be greatly apresciated.

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