Bricked iPhone 5. Help?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Devlin234, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Devlin234 macrumors member

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    my iPhone 5 was starting to act up so I decided to do a hard reset. Then after the screen went black the apple logo never popped up. Now it won't turn back on and whenever I plug it into the charger that won't turn it back on either. The phone was at about 98% battery life whenever I did the hard reset. It is an iPhone 5 on iOS 6.1.2 non jail broken. Any help is appreciated:) thanks.
     
  2. braddick macrumors 68040

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  3. Devlin234 thread starter macrumors member

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    I held the home button+power button until the screen went black. But after that the apple logo never came back on:(
     
  4. paulbennett95 macrumors 6502a

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    Try doing a DFU restore through iTunes if you can't turn it on. Or Genius Bar.
     
  5. ant1298 macrumors 6502

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    Try powering it back on, it won't always restart after a hard reset.

    If not then fully charge it and try again.

    If not plug it into iTunes and do a DFU restore.
     
  6. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Try holding them down until the Apple logo reappears, not just until the screen turns black.
     
  7. Devlin234 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok I don't wanna sound like a noob here but I've never really messed around with DFU mode. So how would I do a DFU restore?

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    I did for awhile after and I thought it was taking kinda long so I let go and tried turning it back by holding the power button and it didnt work.
     
  8. chumawumba macrumors 6502

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  9. Devlin234 thread starter macrumors member

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    no its not. im running iOS 6.1.2 not jailbroken
     
  10. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

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    Read the first post.
     
  11. chumawumba macrumors 6502

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    Oops sorry my bad
     
  12. paulbennett95 macrumors 6502a

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    No worries, here's a good guide I used when I downgraded from iOS 7: http://m.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1034

    You may need to copy and paste the link into your address bar, or simply google "DFU restore iphone"
     
  13. Devlin234 thread starter macrumors member

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    ok thanks. trying now:)
     
  14. jamezr macrumors G4

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    Try this...
    Connect to your computer open iTunes
    Hold the home and power button for 10 seconds.


    Let go of the power button, but KEEP HOLDING the home button until iTunes has reconized your iPhone.


    And then click 'Restore'. It will restore the device & maybe update the iPhone, if the iPhone isn't updated already.
     

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