I have turned my IPhone into a brick

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Digiprog, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. Digiprog macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2008
    I have updated my Iphone I bought from Ebay some monthes ago & now its stuffed.
    Anyone out there that can fix it if I send it to them please.??
  2. cazlar macrumors 6502

    Oct 2, 2003
    Sydney, Australia
    What did you do to break it? It is very hard to actually "brick" an iPhone, most things can be solved with a restore.
  3. Digiprog thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2008
    Brick Ihone

    I updated it to Ver 2.0 & it has failed it shows a picture of a USB on the Iphone screen & the PC shows insert a valid SIM the Iphone was made in the USA & I guess was hacked to work on any sim updating it has wrecked it.
  4. a27 macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    If you are in the UK:
    Insert an O2 SIM.
    Attempt to activate it.
  5. ttech10 macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2008
    Sounds like you bought an unlocked iPhone and then tried to update... which you should never do with jailbroken/unlocked iPhones without restoring it first.

    I know someone else that accidentally did this, but I have no clue if he ever got it working again. I suggest taking a look at these two links. I did a quick Google search and this could have a small chance of working... though I don't know for sure.

  6. splee73 macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2008
    Contact the guy who runs this website http://www.hackthatphone.com/. He offers a repair service as well as the Step-by-Step guides for hacking/unlocking your iPhone. You should be able to recover it using one of the recovery guides.
  7. tardis56 macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    South UK
    Try this:
    Press both top (power button) and bottom button together (if you just have the Apple logo displayed). Once you do this keep them held down for 30 seconds at least - it will cycle once then the screen will go blank.

    Plug in USB lead (not via a router or keyboard but into the PC itself). Don't power iPhone up again but hold the bottom button down and plug it directly into the dock or lead at the same time.
    Keep it held down until the USB symbol on the phone comes up - it may have to reinstall Version 2.0 and restore form backup but that did the trick for me!
  8. a27 macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    I did updated from a jailbroken and unlocked unit without restoring and I'm on 2.0.

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