my iphone will not turn on after restoring to factory settings,

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sammykawook, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    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
     
  2. macrumors P6

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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).
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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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 ......
     
  4. macrumors 68040

    ntrigue

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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?
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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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''
     
  6. macrumors 68040

    ntrigue

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    Which iPhone? How was it unlocked?
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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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
     
  8. macrumors 68040

    ntrigue

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    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
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  10. macrumors regular

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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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