2.1 bricked my 3G

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by taibant, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. taibant macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    went from jb 2.0.2 to try and update to 2.1

    update looked successful, but upon restart it sits at the apple logo vibrating with its little progress spinner

    so i try a DFU restore
    works fine
    restore from my backup
    same thing as before

    so i guess now i have to set it up as a new phone :(
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Had you jailborked it?

    If not, I would call Apple Care and complain.

  3. taibant thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    i did i came from a jailbroken 2.0.2 which is why it got pissed when i upgraded to 2.1 i think
  4. Quincy9219 macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2008
    Well there is your problem, your warranty is voided also by jailbreaking the phone, so you aren't going to get help for free from Apple. So, try setting it up as a new phone, that's your best bet
  5. twist2b macrumors regular

    May 26, 2008
    North Carolina
    once you jailbreak your phone, how can they tell if you restore it to a point BEFORE you "updated" to a jailbreak? Does it effect the hardware? I am sure if you use someone elses restore you might be able to fix this.
  6. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    there is some combination of buttons to hold down to make the phone go into restore mode, or something like that. I think it is the home button and the sleep wake button. Just keep holding it down until you get like a yellow triangle or something.

    I don't think you "bricked" your phone, that word is use far too frequently. Bricking your phone would mean that it was totally dead, no way for you to get it working again.
  7. 12Iceman macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2008
    You haven't bricked your phone, mine was having the exact same problem when I first updated to v2.1.

    The problem is caused by restoring your old backup (or doing an upgrade instead of a full restore). For some reason, the jailbreak on v2.0.1 caused the iPhone backup to corrupt the new v2.1 OS and caused the phone to get stuck on the Apple logo and vibrate loop.

    To solve this problem, simply preform a full restore and then choose to setup it as a new phone rather than restoring from backup.

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