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

    Oct 30, 2010
    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.


    Sarah :confused:

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  2. tincanman macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2010
    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

    Sep 1, 2010
    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

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

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