Beta 3 update basically bricked my phone

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  1. leo.andres.21 macrumors regular

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    i have an iPhone 4s and installed iOS 7 beta 2 today. it did not run perfect though, i couldn't download things from the app store for starters. i went into settings and update OTA to beta 3 and leave it there to download. but when it finishes downloading and installing, it will just stays at the apple logo when booting, then shows a dark screen, screen still lit, then boot again. it repeats itself until the battery dies out, even when it's plugged in. i tried again when i let it die out without plugging in and it still does the same.
    I've tried to put it in dfu mode by holding both home and lock and release lock to no luck. i have no idea what to do to get iTunes to recognise the device and restore it to a previous version.
    can anyone help me with what i should do in this case to get iTunes to recognise it again for recovery?
     
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Try putting it into DFU mode and then restore it.
     
  3. leo.andres.21 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried to do it to no luck at all.
     
  4. jcdm macrumors member

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    Sure? power 3 sec, home 10, release power but not home until you see is in recovery mode... it always work!!!
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    You're doing it wrong. Google "how to put an iphone into DFU mode"
     
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  7. leo.andres.21 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have done that. But after holding the home button for an endless amount of time, iTunes doesn't show the iPhone and sometimes the phone will go back to the red battery again.

    Haha, this time it's my turn.
     
  8. Armen macrumors 604

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    Keep trying. the iPhone is pretty much brick proof. Just remember one thing if you are in DFU mode the screen is black. It looks like it is turned off. If you're seeing the itunes logo and cable you are not in DFU mode.
     
  9. leo.andres.21 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Apparently something was wrong with iTunes so that it didn't detect the phone. i restarted the computer, fired up iTunes and my iPhone is already in DFU mode. I am restoring it to beta 2 now. Hopefully it will be just fine.
    Thanks for your help, I'll ask if any further problems arise!
     
  10. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.
     
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    A "Princess Bride" fan I see.
     
  12. Armen macrumors 604

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    Princess Bride?


    darn someone beat me to it.
     
  13. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Inconceivable.
     
  14. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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  16. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    This is starting to break down into a reddit thread. And I'm responsible.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Two lessons can be learned from this thread:
    1) Bricked is a word that is overused and misused.
    2) Always restart your computer when iTunes doesn't recognize something that it should.
     
  19. leo.andres.21 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha, I've felt silly all day, couldn't get it to work properly.
    And yes, running beta software everywhere is highly unstable, times 2.
     
  20. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    My name is leo.andres. You bricked my phone. Prepare to die.
     

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