iPhone 4 Bricked After Jailbreak

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by tzag, Aug 1, 2010.

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    tzag

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    Was running 4.0.1, did the www.jailbreakme.com stuff, and then rebooted my iPhone and all I get is the Apple Logo.

    This did not happen when I rebooted my 3GS, but I don't know what to do now. It was my first time jailbreaking.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Same for me too. I'm stuck on the Apple logo, and my iPhone doesn't show up on iTunes. Anyone know of a solution to restore?
     
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    moussekateer

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    Misleading thread title. Your phone is not bricked. Such an overused word. Put your phone into restore mode by holding down the home and power button. When the Apple logo appears let go of the power button but continue holding the home button until the iTunes logo appears and restore.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    What I did was hold power and home button while connected to itunes, then after like 10 seconds or more, itunes will pop up saying the phone is in recovery mode. From there, simply restore and iphone back to normal again.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    yup totally agree it is damn near impossible to brick an iphone
    just do as he said in it will be fine
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, it worked. I didn't know about that trick!
     
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    Frenchjay

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    Im restoring my phone now and waiting a bit longer before i play with this.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    But it is good to recommend people do backups before doing this jailbreak. Sure wish I had done one recently.
     
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    tzag

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    holding down the home button didn't work for me.
    Did it exactly as you said and all I keep getting is the Apple logo
     
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    Hold down the home button and don't let go, Hold the power button until it turns off then back on again then let go of power but never let go of the home until you see the iTunes logo.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    You guys are misusing the term "brick". It's not bricked if you still see something on the screen. Simply restore or if necessary get into DFU mode to get it back to factory.
     
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    tzag

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    I did a backup, restoring my data won't be a problem.

    That's exactly what I'm doing...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQrzcSyBTwk
     
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    I think it has to be connected to itunes
     
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    moussekateer

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    Yes do this. The timing will be easier.
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    What I did was continuing holding both power and home buttons without letting either one go until you got popup message from itunes
     
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    tzag

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    cant connect it to itunes, holding both buttons down just ends up turning off the phone, is my home button broken or somethin?
     
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    Connect your iphone to itunes, then hold both power and home buttons. You'll see the phone turn off and on and off and on. Don't worry, just continue holding until you get a popup message from itunes. At least that's what I did
     
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    should that not be your number one thing to do before you Jailbreak
    it says on there web page sync with itunes before you do this
    if you dont follow that then you kinda deserve this to happen
     
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    OR

    connect your phone to pc
    start itunes
    turn volume up so you can hear it
    now hold power button and home button
    untill you hear the pc making a noise
    wait 1 second then let go of power button
    and after about 5-10 seconds your pc will make another noise
    release home button(all buttons should be realeased) and it will go into dfu mode

    to get out of that just hold power and home button untill apple logo appears
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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    I am running 4.0 and jb my phone, I wanna go back to jailed but with 4.0 can i do it?
     
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    moussekateer

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    Why are you asking in this thread? That's got nothing to do with the topic.
     
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    wow, tried to JB my iPhone 4 with 4.0, restarted, and the screen just completely wont turn on. I can hear that the phone still turns on, like I can make it make the voice control sound... but no screen.

    Will try restoring but Im surprised that no one else is complaining of this problem
     
  23. macrumors 6502

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    I ended up doing a reset on the phone itself (sorry I need MMS for work), and the iPhone 4 bricked. Now downloading the firmware manually and restoring back.
     
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    moussekateer

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    :facepalm:

    Can you install firmware on a brick? Then your phone was never a brick.
     
  25. macrumors newbie

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    Lost vacation photos

    Lame. Every time I've jailbroken b4 I've done the song and dance of making sure I have everything stored seperately incase the worst happens and never has. The one time I put blind faith in something and I lose everything. :(
     

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