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iPhone 5 error 4005

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By Ariane and GenesisUpdated on June 4th, 2022

What is iPhone 5 error 4005?

iPhone 5 error 4005 is an error that usually occurs when your iTunes version and needs updating or there are USB connection issues.

How can you fix iPhone 5 error 4005?

Some of the solutions to this error include testing, replacing, or repairing the hardware.

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

Test, Replace or Repair HardwareiPhone 5 error 4005 may appear when iTunes diagnoses that there is a problem with your iPhone hardware. It could be your battery or your USB cable. Please try the guide below to diagnose the problem.

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It is highly advisable to do DFU restoration multiple time before declaring a hardware failure.

Restore the device using Device Firmware Update Mode

  1. Run iTunes then connect the original USB cable to your computer and iPhone 5.

  2. Then, press and hold for 10 seconds the power and the home button.

  3. After 10 seconds release the power button only.

  4. Release the home button when a message “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode” prompt on your monitor.

  5. When a confirmation message to restore your iPhone 5 appears, click OK.

  6. Wait for the firmware update to finish and see if error 4005 disappeared.

NOTE: If it fails, proceed with testing the hardware.

Test your hardware

  1. Borrow or replace your USB cable and try again,
  2. Try to replace your battery and try again. Or if you have an experience using a voltmeter, test the battery using it.
    Check the voltage output, If the battery output is 0, the battery is dead.
  3. Defective LCD, compass IC, and Proximity Sensor Flex Cable could cause error 4005. Try removing each part one at a time and do the DFU mode. If you have successfully restored the phone by detaching one of the parts, declare the part defective.

NOTE: If the error is caused by a faulty hardware, please send your device to Apple service center for warranty claim.