Fix iTunes 1600 Error On Restoring Custom iOS 5.1.1 IPSW

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One of common errors may occur when you are restoring custom jailbroken .IPSW file created by jailbreak tools like Sn0wbreeze is error 1600. Well, there are several variants of such errors including error codes 1600, 1601, 1602, 1604. If you’ve experienced one of those error codes, just don’t panic as Sn0wbreeze’s developer “iH8Sn0w” has anticipated it and created iReb, a tiny useful tool to fix iTunes error 16xx.

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About iREB

The iTunes 16xx errors usually occur because iBoot on your iDevice is capable to differ between Apple’s stock firmware or the custom cooked ipsw. That’s why most of -not all- users stuck with iTunes can not restore iOS 5.1.1 custom IPSW. Enter iREB, a small tool to patch your iDevice’s iBoot by injecting Limera1n exploit easily.

You can download iREB vR5 from: here and here.

Using iREB To Fix iTunes Error 1600

Step 1.
Download and extract and you should get “iREB-r5.exe”. Double-click that file to launch this tool up.

Step 2.
Now plug your iDevice into your computer with its USB cable

Step 3.
Pick your iDevice model then put your iDevice into DFU mode.

Step 4.
iREB will search for your iDevice’s DFU state, once it founds, iReb will then inject “secret exploit” to your iDevice’s iBoot.

Step 5.
Once done, iReb will display a confirmation message saying that your iDevice is now in “Pwned DFU state”.

That’s it. You shouldn’t unplug your iDevice from your computer. Now launch iTunes up and restore the iPSW file as usual by holding down the “Shift” key then click on the “Restore” button.

I hope it helps you.


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3 Responses

  1. FranciscoAugust 14, 2012 at 2:39 amReply

    thanks a lot, i wanted to update long time ago, and the start of malfunctions (i.e: turn off when i started to copy something) made me try it a few days ago, one, two, three times tried but a series of different error 16xx appeared every time, it seems to be working now as at least, the ios started to restore.
    So thxs to the team of iH8Sn0w and for showing me this incredible tool

  2. ollowfusSeptember 8, 2012 at 3:10 amReply

    Are there any versions of REB5 without the trojan/viruses? Your link is infected and no longer exists.

  3. SimonSeptember 13, 2012 at 3:23 amReply

    Tried to restore with custom 5.1.1 IPSW on 3GS, and kept getting the 1600 error. Searched and found a couple of solution but they did not work.

    Followed the instruction on this page and got the problem solved. I downloaded the iREB from the first link, RapidAPK.

    Thank you so much.

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