Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by corinne, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. corinne macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2009
    i made a REALLY stupid decision to jailbreak my iphone 3G on the new 3.0 firmware after having only had it for 3 days and surprise surprise, its stuffed up my iphone. every seemed ok after i jailbroke it, except that there was no reception on the phone but when i plugged it into the computer, i was met with the message "itunes cannot connect with this iphone because of an unknown error" and the device just doesnt show up on itunes at all. i've tried restoring it by putting it into recovery mode (press on/off button for 3 secs, then home button for 10 secs etc ) twice and after the recovery the message just pops back up. i've only had the phone for 3 days!!! and if my parents find out i'm so dead. could anyone who has any expertise on this subject please try and help me i will be forever thankful and i have learnt my lesson BIG TIME
  2. iPhoneVic macrumors regular


    Mar 20, 2008

    Holding down the Home and Power button for 3 more days...LOL

    Ok JK...hold it down for longer than 3-10 seconds....
  3. eezing macrumors 6502


    Oct 29, 2008
    For DFU mode:

    1. Turn off phone.

    2. Plug-in phone to computer and open itunes.

    3. Hold down Power and home for 10 seconds (count out loud "one one thousand, two one thousand, ...)

    4. Let go of power button only and continue holding home until message pops up in itunes.

    Note: I've bricked my phone more time then I can count. So far, I've always been able to recover. Keep trying, don't give up.
  4. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bracknell UK
  5. corinne thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2009
    fixed! :) :) :)

    thankyou all for your advice. i had tried all those instructions before and it hadnt worked but i read somewhere that it should work if i plug it into a different PC and it did! the computer finally recognised my ipod and all is well.
    thanks everyone!
  6. TehBest macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009
    guess we wont be trying to jb our phones unless we know what were doing next time...

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