1st Gen iphone issues.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by pchaney301, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. pchaney301 macrumors newbie

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    First off, hello to everyone in the forums. I have been coming here for quite sometime for help with my iphone, ipods, macbooks, and tons of other apple products.

    Secondly, I have been having some issues with my 1st gen iphone. It has quit ringing(when the ringer is on) and for some reason it randomly cuts off NUMEROUS times a day. It has progressed to get worse over the last few weeks and its very annoying. I am in the process of getting a 3G but until I do that, I am just trying to see if there is any solution to fix this.

    Thanks in advance,

    pchaney301
     
  2. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried doing a full restore through iTunes?
     
  3. pchaney301 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I havn't tried that yet, I'm afraid I'm going to lose all my contact info.

    What can I do to avoid that?
     
  4. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Do a backup, then restore from backup.
     
  5. pchaney301 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, now my phone is completely frozen up and I can't get it to where I can use it.

    What in the world is going on? Is there any command I can do that fix this? I've tried plugging it into my charger, computer, truck's ipod player.

    PLEASE HELP
     
  6. pchaney301 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've even tried to hold down the home screen button and the button at the top to reset it.
     
  7. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    You need to get it into DFU mode and reload the firmware via iTunes, then start again.

    Watch this "how to" on Youtube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofpinyGlQ8I

    That should sort you out.

    If your Mac is on 10.5.6 you'll need to connect it via a powered USB hub to make that work, or use a Windows PC to do it.
     

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