Bricked iPhone... is it a Hardware problem?
A friend of mine gave me his old iphone 2g. He used to use the phone with ATT before he upgraded to the new 3g iphone. It was sitting in his trunk for about 3 months and then he gave it to me. I can't get it to work at all. I've done the following:
I attempted to restore the newest firmware, but get an error 23 at preparing iPhone for restore. The iphone LCD actually turns white at this point and then it errors out. I tried doing this in regular recovery and DFU mode.
So I tried restoring 1.1.4 in DFU mode. Last night it would hang at preparing iPhone for restore then error out with error 1601. When it's in regular recovery mode it finishes restoring the iphone software, verifies the iphone software, and then hangs at restoring iphone firmware with error 1011. When it hangs the iphone is at an Apple screen with the busy sign circling down below.
Firmware 1.0.2 fails with error 20 when in regular recovery. In DFU it gets error 1601 when preparing iPhone for restore.
I'm not really sure what to do now as I searched hours last night over these errors with no solutions.