Help needed! iPhone 3gs Jailbreak gone horribly wrong.

JosephBleu22

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So I Jailbroke my iPhone 3gs like 3 years ago and had it working fine for like 3 days until I decided I wanted to unjailbreak it and I did that and my phone was restored and everything worked perfectly.

About a week ago I decided I wanted to Jailbreak my iphone again so that I could use iCleaner to get more space for music (since that's all I use my 3gs for now that I have the 5c).

I jailbroke my phone (using the iphone hacks guide) and installed iCleaner and safely clean out my languages and excess files and all of that. It gave me almost 2 extra gigs than what I had before. The next day after having it on the charger all night I started to listen to music with it and the battery started dying unbelievably fast. After 4 songs I had reached 50% and at 50% my phone cut off. I plugged it in to the charger and that didn't work so I had to plug my computer and use redsn0w to boot it again. I left it on the charger all night again and the next day it did the same exact thing and I had to use my computer to reboot it again. I went through that whole process again for a third day but this time when I tried to boot it, it wouldn't boot and it got stuck in recovery mode.

When It got stuck in recovery mode I used Tiny Umbrella to get it out of the recovery loop and that worked one time but before I got a chance to restore the phone or unjailbreak it, the battery got to 50% and died.

Every since I have been trying for days to get it out of recovery mode. I successfully got it into dfu mode after exiting recovery mode a couple times but itunes would not restore it and redsn0w will not boot it. and I unfortunately can not put it in dfu mode manually because the power/sleep button is broken.

If anybody can help me restore my phone back to the jailbroken version or even restore it back to normal please help!

Thank you.
 

dhlizard

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Your battery has reached the end of it's lifespan. No amount of playing with the firmware will change that.

Replace the battery (if you want to put $$ into that old a phone) then you can restore it.
 

itjw

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That's by the same dev that developed the microwave recharging process for the new iPhones. Not sure how long you have to keep it in the microwave though for full charging.
It says right in the FAQ to set it for "Popcorn" and leave it.

Some people never read the manual... sheesh
 

JosephBleu22

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Oct 14, 2014
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Your battery has reached the end of it's lifespan. No amount of playing with the firmware will change that.

Replace the battery (if you want to put $$ into that old a phone) then you can restore it.
I would be more inclined to say that was the answer if the battery wasn't working perfectly fine (as in I had it off the charger for a full week while listening to music and it still was at 80%) before I jailbroke it.



If there is any way to completely wipe my iphone to the point where it's like a flashdrive (without using itunes) and then just completely start over and install the software manually that would be much appreciated.
 

itjw

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I would be more inclined to say that was the answer if the battery wasn't working perfectly fine (as in I had it off the charger for a full week while listening to music and it still was at 80%) before I jailbroke it.



If there is any way to completely wipe my iphone to the point where it's like a flashdrive (without using itunes) and then just completely start over and install the software manually that would be much appreciated.
If there was, people would just do that to downgrade. There isn't.

I think it's time to move on. Or get a new 3GS if you're so inclined. $40-50 on eBay will fetch a nice one, and that will likely be less then diagnosing/repairing whatever you did to your current one.

I may pick up a 3GS on the bay for nostalgia sake... it's the only "old" model I didn't keep one of, and they're pretty good deals all things considered.
 
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