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Old Dec 25, 2009, 02:04 PM   #1
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my iphone will not turn on after restoring to factory settings,

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i just got an iphone for Christmas, it was second hand from my Dad and worked fine until i tried to restore it from the settings option on the handset. The restoreing process started and it took ages to move the progress bar a little bit so i canceled the proces by turning the phone off. Now when i try to turn the phone on i get a grey apple logo then it shuts down. I have conected it to several pc's and it just did the same, the computers didn't even pick up the iphone. I have also tried conecting the phone to the charger and still it goes to the grey apple logo then shuts down. The phone worked perfectly before i tried to restore it. I need help pleasee

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Old Dec 25, 2009, 10:59 PM   #2
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Okay, first you can't restore the phone from the phone. You obviously did an "erase all content." At most you would do a "reset all settings." Don't ever click on "erase all content" unless you are giving the phone to Apple for replacement.

Your only option is to a restore in DFU mode (see the link in my sig).
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Old Dec 27, 2009, 01:13 PM   #3
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hi i have the same problem, as i also restored factory settings ,also on 25th, the apple icon just stays on with a loading sign, my phone is jailbrocken, tried the dfu mode but when i was to click the restore button , the notice said it will update, when i got the phone i was warned against software update,i then did nothing, so is there any alternative,pls or ......
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Old Dec 27, 2009, 01:22 PM   #4
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Attempt to hold the Home Button while plugging into USB. Continue holding until you click Restore.

Did either of you have an unlock?
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Old Dec 27, 2009, 02:56 PM   #5
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Hi
mine is unlocked, i tried restoring but it said it would update, but i was asked not to press itunes update otherwise the phone would ''mash up''
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mine is unlocked, i tried restoring but it said it would update, but i was asked not to press itunes update otherwise the phone would ''mash up''
Which iPhone? How was it unlocked?
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Old Dec 27, 2009, 05:38 PM   #7
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its a iphone 3g 8bg, it was unlocked when i got it, i was told not to click on the software update on itunes
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its a iphone 3g 8bg, it was unlocked when i got it, i was told not to click on the software update on itunes
Alright, all hope is not lost. You can update.

Download PwnageTool

http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/211802082/pwnage-pie

iPhone 3G

Use PwnageTool to do the magic and then restore with iTunes using your newly created .ipsw
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 11:00 AM   #9
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Iphone 4s not turning on and usb not recognizable to laptop

when i did a reset (holding power button and home button at the same time), afterwards, my phone won't turn on and when i connect it to my laptop again an error will occur "USB not recognized" and even i try connecting my phone to a normal outlet (trying to charge it), it won't show any logo. NOTHING. just pitch black. what can i do to fix this?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:17 PM   #10
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But you don't even get any sign from the iPhone?
Is it always plain black?
If it is it could be a LOT of different things...

What happens if you connect your iPhone with TinyUmbrella or Redsn0w?

At least does it detect the connected iPhone?
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