[3GS] Little Help on iProblem maybe?


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 15, 2012
Well, I had this :apple: iPhone 3GS 32 GB variant for a long time.
I decided to upgrade it to 5.1.1!
After which I Jailbroke using redsn0w.
I hacktivated the phone.

It was fine for a couple of days.
But, now, at total random times, the phone switches off itself.
And, The phone is stuck on the apple logo in my first to attempts to switch on and, it switches off after some time.
On the third time, The phone usually switches on.

But, this time, The re-boot or Switch Off is continuous and I can see my Apple Lockscreen for about 2-3 seconds on every third boot.

Any help?


macrumors 65816
Oct 12, 2011
St. Louis, MO
If restoring in DFU mode doesn't work and you get an iTunes error of 1015 or something... You may want to try restoring in PWNed DFU mode using Redsn0w and a custom IPSW...

EDIT: Typed IPSW backwards.


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 15, 2012
I have already tried restoring.
Restoring works.
But, I want jailbreak.
And, I have to undergo hacktivating process.

Also, I tried some simple solutions which I found on the web, but in vain.
And, I noticed that this happens only when the SIM card is inserted.
When SIM card is not inserted, its amazing and has no re-boots.
When SIM Card is in, it reboots.

If I were to switch on the phone and insert the SIM, the phone would switch off after the SIM is inserted.

This is what I noticed.
Any help to preserve the jailbreak?