Help. A strange symbol doesn't go away

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  1. Roseattle macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone,

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    Attached is the screen shot of my iphone. You can see there is a phone-like symbol on the top right corner between alarm and battery percentage. I was talking on the phone when a second line came. But the phone didn't display the options that to hold and answer (and stuff like this). Thus I couldn't do anything except continue talking on the phone. After I finished the call, this symbol appeared and never went away. I tried reboot and taking out the SIM. No luck. Then I started question my memory:eek:. We normally don't have that symbol when we are not making calls, right?:confused: Can I take it away? I know it is not a big deal, you know, it is just weird.

    Thank you~~:)

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    Problem Solved by a Reset (Reset All Settings)

    Thank you everyone! Problem solved! I did a reset, the "Reset All Settings" without loosing all data. Everything went back to normal.

    More info:
    It is jailbroken, iPhone 3GS 3.1.2 Firmware 5.11.07.
    I used Blackra1n to jailbreak. I got the Internet Tethering back.
    I also have GV as someone mentioned.

    After the reset, everything went normal. Well, the only problem was the weird icon.

    Again, thank you all.:D
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    That's not the TTY symbol.

    Perhaps the OP had call waiting off? I've never seen this symbol, but that could be it from the behavior the OP described (and I have it on, so I'd have to turn it off and have someone call me).
     
  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    I know it's not. But it's worth a try. I don't know of any other setting that makes an icon that looks remotely like that… :confused:
     
  5. Roseattle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. The TTY is already off.
    :confused:
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Okay, what about what I said about call waiting?

    It kind of sucks that all the possible icons are not in the manual, huh?
     
  7. jmann macrumors 604

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    I would go into your settings and go to reset, and then choose reset all settings. You don't loose any data, it will just default your icons back to their original spots and you'll lose your wifi passwords.
     
  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    And your VVM password will need to be put in again (and your icons will be back to default locations....not a biggie, but just letting you know).
     
  9. jmann macrumors 604

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    along with brightness, and other trivial things. ;)

    If all else fails, a restore is in order.
     
  10. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    for a little icon?




    Has this phone ever been jailbroken?
     
  11. Roseattle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh. I also tried to turn on/off the call waiting. Problem persists.

    Yea.. It sucks that we don't know all the possible symbols..
     
  12. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    It could be GV Mobile. After all, the OP has the GV app. I also have never encountered that symbol before.

    Edit - I am positive it's GV mobile, look at the GV mobile phone icon and the top symbol, identical, and there is nothing in the iPhone OS that shows that symbol. Also, the iPhone doesn't seem to be jailbroken.
     
  13. Roseattle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you everyone! Problem solved! I did a reset, the "Reset All Settings" without loosing all data. Everything went back to normal.

    More info:
    It is jailbroke, iPhone 3GS 3.1.2 Firmware 5.11.07.
    I used Blackra1n to jailbreak. I got the Internet Tethering back.

    After the reset, everything went normal. Well, the only problem was the weird icon.

    Again, thank you all.:D
     
  14. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Good you fixed it, but looks like Jav figured out why you got it. Good catch, Jav!
     
  15. j.donald macrumors newbie

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    i can surely say that's not the TTY symbol,

    I think u should , restart it so that the inactive icon goes away, or probably try the reset ,

    not sure if it helps but give it a try.
     
  16. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Did you even read any of the other posts in this thread? :eek:
     
  17. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Thanks, although, it was a 50/50 shot. Still, nice to know OP finally got to getting rid of the problem.
     
  18. MMM.PWR macrumors 6502

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    Check your mail already will ya? That red circle would bother the heck outta me. :p
     

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