Help: Bricked phone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by blurb23, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

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    I was using QuickPwn on my EDGE iPhone, when the program froze up.

    Now my iPhone won't turn on.

    Any ideas as to what to do?
     
  2. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    enter dfu mode and restore, then jailbreak
     
  3. blurb23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How do I do that? When I try running QuickPwn, it just keeps saying "Connect Device to USB"
     
  4. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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  5. blurb23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I tried that, but I have two problems:

    1) When iTunes is supposed to show the device, I got an error saying that it doesn't recognized the iPod.

    2) To enter DFU mode with PwnageTool, I have turn off the device. The problem with that is, the device is completely dead. Nothing appears on the screen to allow me to turn it off, so PwnageTool just sits there.

    If it helps at all, iTunes says, "An iPod has been detected, but it could not be identified properly. Please disconnect and reconnect the iPod, then try again. An unknown error occurred (2001).
     
  6. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    If you do DFU mode correctly, it should work.
     
  7. blurb23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How can I enter DFU mode if I'm unable to power off my phone with PwnageTool requires it?
     
  8. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    You do not need PwnageTool. Where on that tutorial did it tell you to use PwnageTool? This is just telling me you didn't even read the thread, never mind attempt what it told you to do.

    The thing doesn't even need to be on! It's better to be off!

    Just plug it in, hold the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons for 10 seconds, then release the Sleep/Wake button, and continue to hold the Home button. Chances are iTunes will start spamming you with pop-ups.
     
  9. blurb23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    iTunes wouldn't even recognize the iPhone (see error above), so I tried to use PwnageTool to do it.

    But, I did manage to figure it out.

    After reading around a bit more online, I realized that there are apparently some issues with the new Unibody notebooks and the unlocking process. So I switched over to Windows, and it's all good.
     
  10. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Ah, yes. Of course :eek:
     

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