Destroyed my ipone help!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Caracarn, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. Caracarn macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

    Flhusky

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    points and laughs
    falls to the ground laughing, grabs sides and laughs more....
    Is in tears from the pain of laughing...
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Could somebody move this to iPhone Hacks.

    and

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  4. papadopolis1024 macrumors 6502

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    Call apple and just lie... Just say you dont know what happened.


    I dont advocate this though...
     
  5. sgarringer macrumors regular

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    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...
     
  6. d_saum macrumors 6502

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    ditto! (love the smiley!!!)

    THAT is the reason I wont hack my expensive toys.
     
  7. MicBook macrumors regular

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    DONT HACK $500 PHONES!!!!! even if AT&T is the worst network ever to be made
     

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