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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:10 AM   #1
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iPhone 4 White screen of death. HELP!!!

Sitting on its own, only about 30 mins after the last time I checked my phone at work, I found my iPhone 4 on the famed "white screen of death". I came home and looked up all sorts of different suggestions and possible solutions and I have tried them all:

Holding the home button and the hold button (even for up to five minutes) and I still have the same screen. The suggestions/videos show a reboot with the apple logo appearing, but this hasn't happened.

I have also tried to "Restore" the phone on iTunes now three times. I have been having problems all day since I downloaded the new Facebook app 24 hours ago so I have deleted the app and tried another restore, but this didn't work either.

Does anyone have any possible suggestions?!?
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:14 AM   #2
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Let it die and hopefully it will boot normally. If it goes back to the white screen, maybe after it restarts it'll let you enter DFU mode.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:24 AM   #3
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Thanks iBreatheApple, that's what I'll try next. So to get into dfu mode I hold the two keys again, and the notice comes up saying it detects an iphone in recovery mode, etc. What do I do from there?
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:30 AM   #4
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Thanks iBreatheApple, that's what I'll try next. So to get into dfu mode I hold the two keys again, and the notice comes up saying it detects an iphone in recovery mode, etc. What do I do from there?
FROM DFU mode, see if it lets you do a hard reset, (both buttons) that might fix whatever glitch you have. If not, I guess your only bet is to restore from backup (or as new.)
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:44 AM   #5
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Did you happen to update your Facebook App before this? That's Wat happened to a friend of mine. Not sure if it was a coincidence or what.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 12:49 PM   #6
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Yeah, I had updated the facebook app 24 hours before and had problems with it all day until that happened.

I haven't been able to drain the battery yet because I can't make it do any functions!!
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 01:54 AM   #7
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Mine has done this as well! Well, it has a moving "snow" sort of pattern across the screen.

The symptom that started it was that the screen flashed dim and now it is stuck. I wish the phone had a battery, or at least a physical switch to turn it off and remove power from it.

I'm just going to have to let the battery drain.

Edit: Posting here seems to have made it run out of power.

Edit 2: Restoring it with DFU mode. Fingers crossed!
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 01:40 AM   #8
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iphone 4s all white screen

dropped my iphone 4s @ work and now screen is all white!!!!!!!! phone still works is able to receive calls and txts. anybody have any idea how to fix it???????????//
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