Destroyed my ipone help!

Caracarn

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Original poster
Sep 25, 2007
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Please help, I have done a very stupid thing. I upgraded my iphone to 1.1.1, unlocked it using anysim 1.1.1.

Everything appeared to be sweet until I tried to connect to itunes. It said could not read from iphone "^1" or something similar. I did a google search of this error it found a forum that said delete everything in /var/root/media as it is likely there is a corruption there, there was also a reply from the original poster who said this fixed their problem. So I connected to the iphone via winscp went into the /var/root/media folder noticed there were alot of folders, confirmed I was in the right folder and nuked the contents. I rebooted the iphone and after awhile of seeing the apple logo it now comes up with

Singleuser boot -- fsck not done
Root device is mounted read-only

If you want to make modifications to files:

/sbin/fsck -fy
/sbin/mount -uw /

If you wish to boot the system:
exit

Oct 28 12:13:49 launchd[13]: can't exec /bin/sh for single user:No such file or directory

If I dock and undock it it will display alot of messages but I dont seem to be able to do anything. Itunes doesnt recognise it now when its connected so can't do a restore, can't connect via winscp either.

I think i've done the Iphone equivalent of del c:\windows\*.* but I dont see how.

Have I just turned my iphone into a paperweight?

Any advice that will get me up and running will be rewarded.
 

Flhusky

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Aug 28, 2007
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sgarringer

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Jul 15, 2004
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Cedar Rapids, IA
Unlike everyone else here, I'll offer some constructive help. I would try to see if you can get it to start up in Restore Mode:

  • Disconnect your iPhone from your Mac or Windows computer.
  • Press and hold the sleep/wake and home buttons simultaneously for about 20-30 seconds, until you see a yellow triangle with an exclamation point in the middle accompanied by the text "Please Connect to iTunes."
  • Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes if it does not automatically launch.
  • You should see a Yellow ! Mark and iTunes should attempt to restore

I don't know if the fact that you unlocked your phone will effect this, but its worth a try it can't be any more broken then it is now...
 
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