Bricked iPhone With PwnageTool

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Apple Genius, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Apple Genius macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2009
    I unlocked and jailbroke my iPhone 2G a couple days ago. Today I plugged it in to my Mac and it said:
    So I tried 2 different cables on 2 different Macs and one PC. NO RESPONSE.

    I reset the factory settings on the phone and that's all I can do. I can't put it in restore of DFU mode because THE PHONE WILL NOT SHUT OFF, it just turns right back on- even after a hard reset. I heard iPhones can't be bricked, but now I'm not so sure.

    3.0 (7A341)
  2. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    not bricked

    keep working on it and search bricked Iphone tons of threads here about you are not the 1st to think it might be bricked and won't be the last. just keep trying you will get it.
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Press and hold the Home and Sleep/wake button for 10 secs. After 10 secs release the sleep/wake but keep pressing the Home button for another 10 secs.

    That will put your iPhone in DFU mode.
  4. Xexis macrumors member


    Oct 22, 2008
    Everett, WA
    I thought I bricked my iPhone 3GS when I first JB'd it but I just kept trying to put it in DFU mode and viola! It did it eventually, just keep trying man it will do it.
  5. Apple Genius thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2009
    Not my iPhone.
    I can't get it to shut down.
  6. Apple Genius thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2009
    Now, I'm not an "Apple Genius", (at least not in the sense of mods/hack/firmware) but I've fixed many of iPhone and know the hardware fairly well.

    I had a similar problem that would restart when you held the home button. Turn's out the power button was stuck, so holding the home button was actually holding both, thus initiating force reset.

    On this 2G, I had thought the Home buttons was stuck because I had a problem with the button where it would stick and I would smack the phone lightly and it would start working again. This started 2 days ago when the phone "bricked". But now both buttons work as they should and I don't know why it won't stay shut down. It also won't charge from the wall either.

    Like I said, I don't know much about the software end, but if I could rule that out, then I could start with the hardware repairs. I just don't know why it started a few hours AFTER I pwnd it and not immediately. :confused:
  7. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Collins Colorado
    My 3GS was really bricked, so much that it lost all the radios, no WiFi, no bluetooth, no 3G, no edge. It would just reboot over and over and I could not get it into restore mode. All iTunes would do was give me an error 23. Even the Apple store couldn't get it into restore. Got a new one today!
  8. Apple Genius thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2009
    does anyone know if maybe the dock connector flex cable could be the culprit? I'm thinking "no" because it's part of the home button assembly and my home button works fine, but then again, maybe not.

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