4.0 just bricked my iphone.. 3gs

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  1. lulla01 macrumors 68020

    lulla01

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    #1
    it was frozen so i pulled the phone off
    now
    its saying preparing iphone for restore and teh bar isnt moving its been like this for 15 mins.
     
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  3. Bettermann09 macrumors member

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  4. Elysian macrumors member

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    It probably wasn't frozen. You shouldn't have pulled it out.

    Try DFU mode.
     
  5. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    Your phone is not bricked.

    Bricked means it's worthless, and your phone will still work just fine by...

    A. Shutting it off
    B. Putting it in DFU mode
    C. Restore from the 4.0 ipsw!

    Thanks and come again
     
  6. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    It's not bricked.

    "Bricked:
    To render your computer useless, as useless as a brick. Usually the result of tampering with the insides and doing irreversible damage. Bricking your hardware leaves you with a new paperweight."


    You will be able to restore it if you take the right steps. Anything that eventually works again is not bricked. Everyone misuses this term.

    Why did pulling the phone out seem to be a smart option?
     
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Your phone isn’t bricked. Put your phone in DFU mode.
     
  8. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    First, it's not bricked. Second, you screwed up the phone when you unplugged it when it wasn't frozen. Good job.
     
  9. Word Warrior macrumors member

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    It warns you at the beginning it could take an hour!
    It's been 53 inutes and it is only just restoring thr iPhone firmware. watch this space.
     
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  11. Word Warrior macrumors member

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    just over an hour

    Mine is restarting now so wont be long to see what damage it's done :cool:
    Pity I won't have all the features on my 3G but a 4 is just around the corner once the dust has settled and I've seen who has the best tariffs. O2, Orange, Vodafone, 3, Tmobile???? What choice.
     
  12. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    I think he likes pulling stuff out prematurely if you know what I mean.;)
     
  13. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    worst case scenario, you just return it to the Applestore and they will help you since it is under Applecare.
     
  15. goobot macrumors 603

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    *plug is phone*
    waits a whole 10 seconds*
    *goes crazy and screams it must be frozen!*[​IMG]

    *rips*

    your fault op.
     
  16. RonnyC macrumors newbie

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    I'm having problems too, I didn't pull the cable but the update failed first time and now all I get is an unknown error 21 when I try to restore - any ideas?
     
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  18. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    This is one time pulling out is not advised.

    Sounds like a USB error. Try another USB port (one off the motherboard preferably) or use a different USB cable. You also might want to reboot your computer.
     
  19. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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  20. bobab8ey macrumors member

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    That's what she said.
     
  21. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Why the hell would she say that? :p
     
  22. londondude macrumors regular

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    I have tried everything and I still get error 21. ahhhhh

    dfu/ downgrading usb drivers everything. i am well annoyed.
     
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  24. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    try doing the update on another computer.
     
  25. M87 macrumors 65816

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    No, you unplugged your phone mid update. User error.
     

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