04.13.2015 09:50 AM

iPhone: cacked

To the amusement of Berry aficionados, I’m sure, my 5S is seemingly pooched. I was using Edmonton International Airport charging stations yesterday aft; this morning, upon waking, iPhone is dead. Flashing Apple, no turning on. Trying to restore via iTunes? Nope.

Anyone ever get this “2001” error message before? More to the point, anyone know how to fix a perfectly good iPhone that Edmonton’s airport wrecked?

Yes, I’m writing this on my Berry.

18 Comments

  1. Fabian says:

    I’m curious if you ever tried the Classic, and if so, is it any good?

  2. Luke says:

    I have no idea why this worked, but several times my ipod stopped charging or turning on. On a whim, I stuck it in thefreezer for a few hours, then plugged it in to charge and it was fine. That worked three or four times, but no amount of freezing could fix me losing on a plane.

  3. Kevin T. says:

    A 2001 means it has turned into a pocket monolith. You’re gonna be a Star Child!

    • Warren says:

      Kubrick would love that

      • edward nuff says:

        Dave
        Yes Hal
        Dave, what are you doing?
        Nothing Hal.
        but I’m getting cold Dave.
        don’t be silly Hal
        No Dave it’s really getting cold and I’m not programmed for that.
        Dave? Dave? now it’s freezing. Dave? Dddavvve, Ddavvve please stop
        click Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

    • Scotian says:

      *Applause!*

      Thanks, that had me laughing until tears came from my eyes! I needed that today, much appreciated!

  4. George says:

    Not an iPhone guru, but found this, maybe it will help you:

    Error 2001 When Updating With iTunes

    Problem: My iphone 5 is not powering on? I tried updating with iTunes, it shows error 2001? Can you help with this?

    Solution: An error 2001 means that the USB connection between your phone and computer is not working properly. In this case, it could be caused by the phone itself since you mentioned it does not power on or it could be the caused by a faulty USB cable. What you need to do is isolate the most probable cause of the problem.

    Let’s start with the phone first. Have you tried charging it with its original wall charger? Does it display the charging icon when plugged? If it does then your phone should easily be detected by iTunes. If not then this might be the reason why you are getting an error 2001.

    Next, you should check the connection between the phone and your computer. After each step verify if the error message still appears.

    See if the cable connection at the device or computer has come loose or unplugged.
    Unplug the cable you’re using to connect your iOS device from the USB port on your computer, and then reconnect it. Then unplug it from your iOS device, and reconnect it.
    Remove any third-party battery packs or cases from the device and ensure that the USB cable is connected directly to the port on the device.
    If your Lightning or 30-pin cable is connected to a keyboard, display or USB hub, try plugging it directly into a USB port on the computer instead.
    Close any virtualization apps (such as Parallels or VMWare).
    These apps may interfere with your computer’s ability to communicate over USB if they aren’t properly configured, or up to date. If this resolves the issue, contact the developer of the app to see if an update is available.
    Restart your computer.
    Restart your iPhone.
    If your iOS device displays the Connect to iTunes screen, reset your device and then restore it.
    If you’re using an accessory or third-party cable to connect your device, try using an Apple cable with the device instead.
    Update to the latest version of iTunes if you haven’t already.
    Disconnect other USB devices from your computer, except for your keyboard and mouse. Then, reconnect your iOS device. If the issue is resolved, reconnect the other USB devices one at a time.

    Good luck!

  5. Larry says:

    Try holding down the on/off button and the home button at the same time for about 5 seconds. This is supposed to reboot the phone.

  6. Jon Powers says:

    It’s become self aware. Hurl it from the nearest overpass, before it has a chance to connect with Skynet.

  7. Beth Higginson says:

    I had to reboot my Iphone 4s when I flew from Hamilton to Calgary Easter weekend.

  8. Cameron MacLean says:

    and never again plug anything directly into a USB plug in a public space like an airport. It is very easy for some unpleasant character to swap out the receptacle for something preloaded with malware. This exact thing just happened to a friend of mine at SFO.

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