Apps will not launch on my 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sootie, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. sootie macrumors member

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    So yeah I have a iPhone 3GS and have had it since launch with very few and very minor problems up until 2 days ago.
    I was messing around at work and facebook crashed but I paid it no mind and just put it to sleep so then when I came back to check facebook again and it jst flashed the home screen of facebook and instantly returned to the phones homes screen. So at this point I figured it was just a app problem and I reinstalled facebook and it Still wouldn't launch.
    So then I tried to launch several other apps all of which failed to launch as well. So then I did a hard reset (sleep/wake + home) still no app would launch. So then I took the phone home and did an update to 3.0.1 and still no app would launch. So then I did a restore and update. Reinstalled all apps and still no app launched. Also a side note the only apps that work are apples base apps like phone, messages, mail, calculator , etc.

    Any thoughts on what the problem could be? I'm taking it to the genius bar on saturday I guess it's a hardware issuse since restarts and restores have no effect.
     
  2. samcraig macrumors P6

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    I wouldn't say it's a hardware issue with certainty. Have you tried removing ALL the apps and adding one at a time to see if just that one or a few will open. Clearing the phone and putting EVERYTHING back isn't going to give you an answer.

    Try removing all the apps - reset and only load one app to start
     
  3. michalko.j macrumors member

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    You need to unauthorize your computer and reauthorize. Not sure if you have to remove the apps first before doing the previous. I've personally done this to fix it.
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    That's one of the fixes. Sometimes adding an app fixes it as do the other suggestions. It's NOT a hardware issue. There are several threads on this issue, FYI.
     

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