Deleted system folder and can't reboot with iTunes because it's password protected

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sir.billdavid, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. sir.billdavid macrumors newbie

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    i was just goofing around with my iphone3gs and i "accidentaly deleted the system folder and now i can't use it because everytime i open it it just stays in the apple logo i tried using itunes to reboot but itunes can't access it because it is password protected.....

    does anyone know how to fix this?? please the phone has a sentimental value to me..:(

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  2. phillipduran macrumors 65816

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    Does iTunes see the iPhone when you plug it in to the computer?

    Do you have the option to restore from the backup? I don't recommend trying that right now, just curious if you have the option.
     
  3. sir.billdavid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes itunes sees it but it can't access my iphone because it's password protected
     
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  5. sir.billdavid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    and then?? And also how can i do that if i can't even tun it on??
     
  6. bookwormsy macrumors 6502

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    http://thebigboss.org/guides-iphone-ipod-ipad/dfu-mode

    Use this to enter DFU mode. Basically, what this does is let you restore your iDevice's firmware that should work 100%. Go to felixbruns.de and download the latest firmware and restore. By doing this, iTunes shouldn't have a problem telling you that its password protected.
     

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