iPhone Help with bricked iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by dantelo84, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. dantelo84 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I have an iphone 4 on 6.1.2 which was jailbreaked using evasi0n.
    I wanted to format it this morning as i'm giving it to gf. So i went into settings and did reset all content and settings. Now it's stuck on the apple screen.

    If i connected to my mac, iPhoto opens up and i can still see my photos (so it didn't erase content...) and iTunes detects it but lists all content as "Other".

    I click on restore from backup on iTunes and it gives the error "could not restore becuase it is locked with a passcode".

    I do not want to restore the iphone completely because i want to keep it on 6.1.2 to be able to keep the jailbreak.

    Is there anything i can do?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Google DFU restore, do that and restore. Your only choice now is to restore to 6.1.3, so you will no longer be able to jailbreak. It's the only way to get your phone working again.

    Tough luck, and now you know better for next time to never hit Erase All Content and Settings on a jailbroken phone :cool:
     
  3. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a

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    Read this over and over again until you learn this, OP.

    Maybe there's something you can find online. Otherwise, it's gone.
     
  4. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    You can save it. Just run Evasi0n again. That has saved my but many times.
     
  5. dantelo84 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Evasion says that the device has a passcode set and it wont let me clikc the button. it tells me to disable passcode. any way i can do it without access to phone?
     
  6. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    That I don't know. I never use a passcode.
     
  7. dantelo84 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Downloaded Semi-Restore and that has done the trick :) i'm still on 6.1.2 and my iphone is now working again... phew...:! :apple:
     
  8. dantelo84, Jul 2, 2013
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    dantelo84 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Still having a problem tho, the iphone is 32gb and is now showing 20gb of space used up as "OTHER"... how can i delete all that other data?
     
  9. dantelo84, Jul 2, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2013

    dantelo84 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Seems that all my mp3s, images and video were still on the iphone and not accessible. So downloaded iCleaner from cydia added "mp3 png mov" to filetype cleanup, and listo, i have 10gb+ space back, theres still another 5gbs there that i need to recover... trying to figure out the other file extensions i can delete (i assume its emails, apps, favourites and contacts)
     
  10. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Use ifunbox to get to your filestructure from a pc or mac and find the data and delete it, most likely somewhere in the 'user' section as 1 file
     

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