I did something stupid...

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Apple2, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Apple2 macrumors member

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    I was trying to wipe the HDD on my iPhone (NOT ACTIVATED) and used iPhone explorer to delete every file on it, one by one. Unfortunately, half way through the deletion, the phone crashed and powered off, stopping my efforts. When I tried to restart it, it goes to apple logo, blinks white, turns off, and goes back to apple logo. All this happens in about 5 seconds. Yes, the things I deleted were in the root folder. Any ideas on how to wipe the drive, or at least get it running again?

    Thanks,
     
  2. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Try DFU.
    It would've been simpler to restore your phone with itunes--and less problematic.
     
  3. Apple2 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Well I must say, never have I read about anyone else doing this to try and wipe their iPhone. Now deleting a necessary file with iPhone Explorer, yea that's very common...but actually trying to delete every file on the phone :eek:

    Obviously you didn't give this any thought prior to doing it.
     
  5. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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  6. Cha macrumors regular

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    I am still trying to figure out what the OP was trying to accomplish... by deleting files one by one... odd...
     
  7. ulbador macrumors 68000

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  9. DRWAMBO macrumors newbie

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    If you can get iTunes to recognize it, do a "restore". If not, take it to an Apple store and deny that you messed with it. I don't think that copying files from another phone and trying to replace the OS will work.
     
  10. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    Impressive. What on earth got you into it in the first place?
     
  11. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    LOL, that's the first time I've seen that!
     
  12. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    That is not "Billiards". If you are going to try to be funny, at least get the name of the game right. It's called "Eight-ball".

    S-
     
  13. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    Its a slang term to generalize the games together.
     
  14. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    But only one of the multitude of Billiard games, Eight-ball, has the characteristic you describe. "Billiards" does not equal "Eight-ball".

    Try again....

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  15. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    Alright, ill change it if it really bothers you that much.
     
  16. labman macrumors 604

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    Well at least the TS titled his thread well. I now think I heard it all. Lets see I saw 1 terabyte drive on sale for $60 or 32 GB thumb drives for $40 -$50. So this is crazy.
     

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