3gs stuck in recovery mode _and_ itunes cannot read contents of the phone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ShantiOm, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. ShantiOm macrumors newbie

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    Oct 30, 2010
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    Subject line says it all. :-(

    I had the stuck in recovery mode before. It would happen if my phone died due to empty battery. But, so far I was always able to fix it by connecting it with itunes..

    Now I'm not only stuck in recovery mode (itunes symbol), but I also get the (rephrased) "cannot read contents of the phone" message when trying to get connected with itunes.

    Please help, I feel so frustrated. Obviously, due to not wanting to loose everything that's on my phone, I haven't actually restored it to its original settings yet. I desperately want to avoid that.

    Thanks,

    Sarah :confused:
     

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  2. tincanman macrumors newbie

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    hmm, looks like something is wrong with your current firmware
    I suggest that you restore to an official firmware. Then, use limera1n to jailbreak it.
    I don't know what is causing the cannot read contents error. I'm guessing that some sync or update went wrong and files became corrupted.
     
  3. hiinhoc macrumors member

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    Sep 1, 2010
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    i got the same problem. stuck at the usb + itune. It asking me to insert the sim card to activate. but when i insert my sim it say invalid sim. so now i'm stuck and don't know what to do. any help? thanks
     
  4. jeruk01 macrumors newbie

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    Oct 31, 2010
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    dont u have any latest iphone backup?. if u do, u shouldnt worry about losing any from ur iphone
     

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