911 Please help - bricked iPhone 4s

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by justinjo, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. justinjo macrumors newbie

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    I have managed to brick my iPhone. It's running 5.0.1 and was jailbreaked with Greenposi0n. I have my SHSH backed up with tiny umbrella, and have download the 5.0.1 firmware.

    I downloaded something in Cydia, restarted the phone and now it shows the apple logo, and then finally locks on the black screen with white spinning wheel. The wheel stops spinning and the phone is frozen.

    I have put the phone in both recovery, and DFU mode. Ran the TSS server in TU, reopened itunes, Alt clicked on restore in iTunes, and selected the downloaded firmware. I'm getting errors 11 and 1600.

    I don't really know what I'm doing; obviously. Please help and try to explain in the simplest, and fullest method.

    This is how I have my TU set

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    Please someone help, and thank you!

    JJ
     

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  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You cannot brick a 4S at this time. Put it in DFU mode and restore it in iTunes. You can only restore to iOS 5.1 at this time, even if you have your SHSH blobs.
     
  3. justinjo, Mar 14, 2012
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    justinjo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, I read that wrong. So I will not be jailbroken anymore?
     
  4. PhazeII macrumors member

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    Try to use Ireb- I know you won't be able to turn off phone to run Ireb but just follow the instructions.

    Once its done running go Itunes + Hold Shift + click restore and Select the STOCK 5.0.1 IPSW you have downloaded. (DL it if you don't have it).


    I Know it is not being signed anymore but that will give you an error and Itunes will unbrick the phone. Works everytime for my iphone 4. It will not update the baseband.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes, you not be able to jailbreak on iOS 5.1.

    This doesn't work on the 4S.
     
  6. justinjo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there anyway to get my phone out of this "stuck" mode and stay on 5.0.1. I want to keep my jailbreak? If I go to 5.1 can I downgrade with my SHSH blobs and TU?
     
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Why can't he use his blobs?
     
  8. justinjo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I thought that's what they were there for?
     
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  10. PhazeII macrumors member

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    Not for the Iphone 4s. Only Iphone 4 and below.
     
  11. justinjo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I'm screwed then?
     
  12. Intell macrumors P6

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    Starting with iOS 5, Apple included an unique ticket with each set of SHSH blobs. This tickets makes the blobs good only one time. Apple previously used this method of one time restores with the iPhone 4 and newer baseband blobs. A4 and older devices can reuse the iOS 5 SHSH blobs because they have a bootrom exploit that allows them to overlook the check. A5 devices lack this check and cannot reuse iOS 5 blobs. However, iPad 2's that have 4.3.X blobs can reuse them because they predate Apple's inclusion of the one time use ticket.

    Yes. Why did you restore in the first place?
     
  13. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    @Intell: I haven't been following the 4S jailbreak, since I have the 4. Based on this, I'm glad I didn't get the 4S. Sounds like jailbreaking is doomed for further devices.

    BTW, he installed a Cydia app, which caused the restore.
     
  14. Intell macrumors P6

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    Sadly yes, jailbreaks are going to start getting rarer.

    That's what I get for not reading the thread too well.
     
  15. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    This explains why I don't see some of the old JB crowd on here as much. Sad that Apple has resorted to this.
     
  16. justinjo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn't restore. I'm still stuck at the locked spinning wheel on boot. Is there something else I can try. It still running 5.0.1 - I never upgraded
     
  17. Intell macrumors P6

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    I agree. They're killing off their biggest innovation generator.

    You can try SSHing into the device. If that doesn't work, you'll have to restore.
     
  18. justinjo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can you please provide me with simple instructions to do so, and what I would do once I'm able to connect.
     
  19. Intell macrumors P6

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    I believe so, but the phone doesn't boot up and connect to my wifi
     
  21. Intell macrumors P6

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    Springboard doesn't need to be running in order to connect to WiFi. If it doesn't connect, then you must restore..
     
  22. justinjo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't even restore from iTunes and upgrade to 5.1
     
  23. Intell macrumors P6

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    Check your hosts file for references to gs.apple.com and remove them (Google how) then restart your computer. Do not run TinyUmbrealla before or during the restore process.
     
  24. justinjo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did that. Now I get the error "The iPhone could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for that requested build."

    I'm trying to keep my 5.0.1 firmware
     
  25. Intell macrumors P6

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    You cannot restore to iOS 5.0.1 on an iPhone 4S.
     

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