iTunes Error code 14 - Phone Bricked
This all started yesterday, I had bought an iPhone 7 off eBay for $320 photos looked legit, showed it working with no iCloud, so I hopped on it and bought it.
Well, I get it charged up and, half the icons are stuck on waiting (the person probably updated it and didn't let it fully finish?). So go into settings, it's on iOS 11.2.5 so I figured,
I'm just going to reset it because that will probably clear the waiting icon issue junk, I tap "Erase All Content and Settings"... nothing. So I tap it a couple more times.. nothing, so I tap "Reset all Settings" and it does it. Cool.
It froze ~half way through, so I hold power and volume down button to restart, and it's in recovery mode. Fine, I'll restore through iTunes, no problem.
Extracts the software... Restoring phone... Apple logo on screen. Then Bam!
Error 14. Phone's stuck at Apple logo with the loading bar anywhere from like 1% to 50% across.
OK, different cable. Error 14
Different USB ports. Error 14
Uninstalled iTunes and reinstalled. Error 14
Hackintosh Laptop. Error 14
Turned off all the Windows Defender junk. Error 14
DFU Mode. Error 14
I'm not sure what more I can do, I contacted the eBay seller and they say it's my fault because I "Tampered" with the software. There's not an Apple Store for 90 miles. Since it's used, to send it to Apple would cost $330, which is more than what I paid.
Edit/Update: 5/29 : Had the phone sent to a relative in Las Vegas, he took it to an apple store and they printed of a sheet saying the phone became bricked after trying to restore and throws error 14 indicating a hardware issue, and that I need to either replace the phone or refund with eBay..
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