BRICKED. I'm pretty sure.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Tallest Skil, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    Okay. Short version. Got iFuntastic 3; used it; hated it; restored; reapplied music, etc; iPhone worked fine; listening to music; song ended; next one didn't start; iPhone off and unresponsive; iTunes doesn't recognize it. Help. PLEASE. I won the darn thing and want it to live to make its first unlocked call. Thanks... :(

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  2. unity macrumors 6502a

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    Ya, iFuntastic is a joke.... What you need to do is try running iFuntastic and get it to recognize the phone again. It certainly should turn on. Then you need to shackle it.

    If you dont shackle it when you are done, you can not restore it. Once that is done you can.

    Now if you did shackle it before, just hold the screen lock button and home button for at least 25 seconds. Even when it restarts, keep holding for the full 25. AT some point it should prompt you to connect to itunes and force a full restore.
     
  3. Tallest Skil thread starter macrumors P6

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    Nothing. Like I said, it won't power on and even iTunes won't recognize it. It didn't even wake my iMac from sleep when I plugged it into the dock after I got home. Sweet tanj, this sucks.
     
  4. JPyre macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried to manually jailbreak it, can you ssh or cyberduck to it? I guess, seeing that you cant turn it on, you probably cant get the ip.... :/
    See if installer.app gui will reset it...
     
  5. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    that sucks :(

    i hated ifuntastic, so i deleted it.
    was your phone activated w/ a working phone?
     
  6. The General macrumors 601

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    Try a different cable, plug it into the wall adapter. See if it will turn on that way. If so, hold the power and home buttons for 25 seconds and plug it into iTunes.

    Try a different computer.

    If all else fails, and you have no hacks on it, take it to the Apple store and have them look at it. Don't mention anything about the hacks, they'll likely just replace it.

    If you DID have hacks on it when it stopped working, I don't know what to tell you. :(
     
  7. iLeoMarc macrumors regular

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    Try to plug into a wall outlet and do the hard reset by pressing the sleep and home button untill the yellow triangle comes on. Then connect to your iMac and reset it with iTunes.
     
  8. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    this thread makes me really want to try modding my phone :rolleyes:

    I realize that alot of people have with no problems, but this is the kind of thing that I imagine happening to me.
     
  9. The General macrumors 601

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    I deleted every file in /System and my phone restored perfectly file. I've also changed the permissions of every file on the phone to read only no execute, and the phone restored just fine. Then I deleted every file on my phone, and guess what? It restored just fine.

    My guess is that this is a hardware issue that, by coincidence, showed up around the same time he was hacking. I can't possibly see modifying software as the cause of hardware failure.
     
  10. LoneWolf121188 macrumors 6502a

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    A similar thing happened to me. Plug it into the wall and hold the two buttons. It should go into restore mode.
     
  11. dfnj123 macrumors 6502

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    The iPhone is restored, right? If so just bring it into apple ;)
     
  12. Tallest Skil thread starter macrumors P6

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    Probably going to talk to Apple about it. Like I said, iTunes doesn't recognize it as an iPhone, and it won't even wake my iMac from sleep when I plug it in. No buttons work, screen's black, all I did was change the carrier logo in iFuntastic. It wasn't jailbreaking, it was the new "unshackling" thing of theirs. I had restored it after that, anyway... WAIT. SWEET TANJ, WE'RE BACK IN BUSINESS! I'll bet you it was just a bead of sweat or something that got into my iPhone at work. It was completely unresponsive and brickesque. Ohhhh, sigh of relief. I'll post again if it dies on me again. Apple products are finicky like that: after you've tried everything short of replacing all the internal components, you leave it alone for fifteen minutes and it boots again.

    "So, little Skil, what did you learn today?"

    I learned never trust a pathetic beta hacking program made by a couple indie hackers for an Apple product or a device worth more than $200! See you next time in:

    Rules Of The Road!

    wait... I mean The Psywave Corporation's Instructional Video Series: How To Treat Apple Products; Volume 28: The Sixth Generation iPod and Third Generation iPod Nano and Shuffle.
     

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