HELP! My iphone 3g is frozen

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MarissaRamir, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. MarissaRamir macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought it and put my sim card in it. it froze after i tried to restore all the settings/ delete all the contacts. Now it is stuck on the apple with the spinning thing. I didn't drop it or anything. HELP!
     
  2. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Common problem if you select restore settings from the phone itself instead of letting iTunes do it, especially if it had bee running a JB.
    Connect it to iTunes and see if it will let you restore it.
     
  3. Lycanthroat macrumors regular

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    If that doesn't work, go into DFU mode (various ways of doing it, Youtube is a good source) and do a full restore via iTunes.
     
  4. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    I have a 3g phone, it has the same issue. when I turn it on, it shows the apple logo for a while, then the spinning wheel shows up and stuck there for about 5 minutes, then it start all over again.

    my PC won't recognize it when plug it in. I tried DFU mode, hold the home button while plug it into my PC. No matter what I do, my pc won't recognize or detect it.

    Anyone has similar experience with this?
     
  5. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Are you sure you're doing DFU? The home button alone won't initiate DFU.
     
  6. walterwhite macrumors 6502

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