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Johnny  Mack
Johnny Mack, Mac Support Specialist
Category: Mac
Satisfied Customers: 1353
Experience:  6 years repairing macs and ipods and 3rd level tech support
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It just stopped responding, the message says: 'choose a

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it just stopped responding, the message says:
'choose a wi-fi network.'
so i do then the message says:
your iphone could not be activated
because the activation server is
temporarly unavailable. try connecting
your iphone to itunes to activate it, or
try again in a couple of munutes'
i have tried connecting to itunes
updating itunes on computer,
changing wi-fi networks
turning phone on and off
my mum spent three hrs on the phone to apple support
it wont give me any other options... please help
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Johnny Mack replied 2 years ago.

HEllo there! Please follow these steps.Plug your iOS device into your computer with a USB cable. Turn off the device. Hold the Power button for 3 seconds. Hold the Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds. Release the Power button but keep holding the Home button. After about 15 seconds you will be alerted by iTunes saying that it has detected a device in Recovery Mode. Make sure the device screen is blank and no logos are present

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
far it looks good i is currently updating please wait and i will get back to you when it has finished
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
hello. it now says
the iphone can not be restored. an unknown error has occured (1)what now?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
the options are 'ok' & 'more information'
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
obviously we are in different time zones. i have updated itunes and tried several times to fix this phone the way you suggested. i have 2 hrs to recieve a reply from you and fix it myself or my cousin is taking it to the city for me. thankyou