Dinosaur on black after reset

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by vigorbriar, May 16, 2014.

  1. vigorbriar macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a used 3G and did a hard reset. It brought up the apple logo and the bar filled up completely. Next screen to come up was a black screen with a white t-rex. It's been stuck there for about an hour now. Can't find anything on this anywhere.

    Is this normal?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    Hahahaha,

    I think the previous owner tried to reset it after jailbreaking (and probably replaced the logo with PwnageTool or similar), but it didn't get to finish, so it tried restarting, but then because again it didn't finish, it just hangs.

    I would get it into DFU mode and connect it to iTunes and go from there.
     
  3. vigorbriar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It did mention that had been done. I'll try that. Thanks!
     
  4. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    Funny problem to have, isn't it? I honestly thought that this was spam when I first saw the subject line :p
     
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    I thought the dinosaur was referring to the iPhone itself. :D :eek:

    Hopefully that worked for you vigorbriar!
     

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