Bricked after "Erase all data"

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by kinkster, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. kinkster macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2008
    I have a 2G iPhone with the 2.0.2 software. It was unlocked an jailbroken.

    I sold it on eBay so I took to the "erase all data" option, which took about 2 hours. After this, the iPhone automatically restarted with the pinneaple boot logo. Now it won't get past that. It sits there for a couple of minutes, then gets a bit dimmer.

    Also, iTunes isn't recognizing I can't restore.

    Edit: Okay I see from some other threads that I can put it in DFU and restore. How long does a restore usually take?
  2. gadgetdad macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2007
    On my iPhone

    Restore is about 10 minutes, no big deal.
  3. kinkster thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2008
    I restored and now I'm jailbreaking.

    Only hope I get to the UPS store on time..
  4. bradenwh macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2008
    Erase all data does exactly that. It erases all data, including the OS. It only makes sense that it wouldn't get past the boot logo. It's meant to be restored after you erase it.
  5. kinkster thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2008
    Really? It doesn't say anything about that in the warnings. I would just expect it to put you back to where you are when you get it, locked etc.

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