Heeey, I need some help..? PLEASE. [iPhone stuck on home screen]

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by DarlingPinky, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. DarlingPinky macrumors newbie

    DarlingPinky

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    So my friend gave me her jailbroken iphone 3g unlocked,
    before she gave it to me I'm pretty sure she reset her phone to factory settings.

    It's been stuck on home screen, &?
    I don't know what to do. :(

    I don't have the slightest clue about ANY of this stuff.
    I don't know how it got unlocked ..I have zero technical info.

    I just know it's been unlocked for like a year & a half.

    I've been so excited to get it, so I'm pretty upset.
    Any help is suuuper appreciated, I'm sure you guys get a thousand of these a day. /:
     
  2. labman, Dec 28, 2011
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    labman macrumors 604

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    might have to hacktivate it via redsn0w what firmware is it? Did they make efforts to keep the unlockable baseband. I'm not the best 3g export out there but others will chime in.
     
  3. DarlingPinky thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm, thank you for our input.

    what exactly is hacktivating?
     
  4. labman macrumors 604

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    what can you tell me about the firmware you are on? your friend should have been nice and giving you a useable phone.. ;) what carrier was it on and do you have access to that sim?
     
  5. DarlingPinky thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it was fine until she tried to get her information off right before she gave it to me.

    & firmware? sorry no clue.
    anyway i can find out?
    don't think my computer recognizes the phone. ;(
     
  6. labman macrumors 604

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    personally i'd get back with the friend they should have giving or sold you a working device.
     
  7. DarlingPinky thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. labman macrumors 604

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    honestly wait for a better 3g person to come on itnes should recognize it at least though. it's to early here my brains not working. :p
     
  9. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    A jailbroken phone cannot be wiped clean like a standard phone. The iphone will get stuck in a loop, as far as i know only way to get out is restoring it completely.

    Maybe you can try this to get the info on the firmware download TinyUmbrella, connect phone to usb and start TU, might recognizes it or you might have to put the phone in DFU-mode.

    Try these links to read-up on putting it in DFU
    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1034
     
  10. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Ask your friend how it was unlocked. It might be the ipad bb.
    Otherwise, d/l pwnage, make a custom firmware and install in itunes. I suggest you use iclarified for a tutorial.
     

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