I think I bricked my iPhone 3G, then fixed it

d wade

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Jun 27, 2006
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Boca Raton, FL
I had a 1st gen. Never jailbroke.

Now I have the 3G.

I played around and jailbroke my 2.0.1 version. I loved making new themes and all the things you can do. Then i wanted to get the NES emulator.

I got SSH and got my NES working and was loving it.

Then one night I was messing around with SSH, trying to find Kate on my iPhone and delete it. I opened installer, and it froze. So I had to reboot my Phone.

When it restarted, there was a USB plug sybol telling me to plug into iTunes. When i plugged it in, it gave me some long error code.

My phone was useless. Bricked i guess.

Did some googling, found out how to enter recovery mode, wiped the slate clean. Erased everything. Made me upgrade to 2.0.2 now. But it completely wiped it clean, I lost all my settings, and some phone numbers.

It's kinda ******, Im just happy my phone works again.

Anyone know about this?
 

DN7335

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Jun 9, 2008
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I had a 1st gen. Never jailbroke.

Now I have the 3G.

I played around and jailbroke my 2.0.1 version. I loved making new themes and all the things you can do. Then i wanted to get the NES emulator.

I got SSH and got my NES working and was loving it.

Then one night I was messing around with SSH, trying to find Kate on my iPhone and delete it. I opened installer, and it froze. So I had to reboot my Phone.

When it restarted, there was a USB plug sybol telling me to plug into iTunes. When i plugged it in, it gave me some long error code.

My phone was useless. Bricked i guess.

Did some googling, found out how to enter recovery mode, wiped the slate clean. Erased everything. Made me upgrade to 2.0.2 now. But it completely wiped it clean, I lost all my settings, and some phone numbers.

It's kinda ******, Im just happy my phone works again.

Anyone know about this?
Happy you got it back working. Technically though, if you're able to recover it its not bricked :)
 

d wade

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Original poster
Jun 27, 2006
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Boca Raton, FL
Oh ok.. wasn't sure of the technicalities of 'bricking'

But still, it was not working. Giving me error codes and stuff.

Had to wipe it clean
 

DN7335

macrumors 6502
Jun 9, 2008
375
10
Oh ok.. wasn't sure of the technicalities of 'bricking'

But still, it was not working. Giving me error codes and stuff.

Had to wipe it clean
Yea its a pain having to reinstall all your Cydia apps and all your music and videos, etc...
 

Haruk

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Jul 12, 2008
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when the only useful thing of your iphone is that it would make a fine brick