I think i bricked my iPhone. =(

Iccy

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Oct 20, 2007
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So far my experience with modding has been clean enough. Ive read all the forums and had a 1.0.2 modded phone, upgraded to 1.1.1 and downgraded all with a far bit of ease. But today i got a new update on the installer on my 1.0.2 modded phone and it said to upgrade to 1.1.1. So i did a clean restore and via instructions in various places i used jailbreak to crack it open. Well i went to the link provided to crash safari in 1.1.1 and preceeded to jailbreak and now it just is stuck on the apple icon. I can reboot, but itunes cant see it, jailbreak doesnt do anything and app tapp doesnt do anything ( which is 1.0.2 anyway, but i figured hey might as well try ). Right now its on this rebooting cycle where it stays on the apple logo for a few minutes, it vibrates, then the wheel comes up and spins on the logo then it beeps like when you dock it and then after a while reboots.

So am i iPhucked? Any help in any direction would be so much appreciated. I use this thing for work and it would really sting to drop 450 this weekend cause of this :(


Thnx for anything guys.
 

ecks618

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Jun 1, 2006
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Bring it to the apple store, if you restored it before you started the hack the apple store wont be able to see any third party apps on there.
 
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Vegeta-san

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Aug 4, 2006
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Hahaha...Good thing I read this. I was in the same exact position last night at 1 am (trying to play some Team Fortress 2 but wanted to hack my iPhone first...). I tried the one click 1.1.1 hack and did something wrong (know for sure it was my fault), and my phone did EXACTLY what yours is doing now. Just stayed at the Apple logo loading screen forever. But, I have the firm conviction that this phone is UN-brickable thanks to good product design and underlying engineering, so I was not worried at all. Instead, I just held down both "Home" button and "Sleep/Wake" button for an eternity, letting the iPhone restart and restart (without me letting go), until it finally gave me the "iPhone cable pointing to iTunes" picture (which means you can now connect this phone to iTunes). I did so, let it completely restore, and then started to hack it again when it was done....BUt I made sure to do it correctly this time...lol, I hope this helped you. Please respond if it did. Going back to study Organic Chemistry now...Fun!
 
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jazsm1

macrumors newbie
Oct 20, 2007
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Thanks Vegeta-san. Pressing the buttons for Eternity worked. I was almost iPhucked but thanks to you.
 
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draminicaus

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Sep 5, 2010
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Curiosity killed my iPhone

Hoo Boy...Alright, I recently bought an iPhone 4. I was going to give my old 3G away to a friend, but I had gotten a little curious about one of the safety features I have set.

The "Erase data after 10 failed attempts" option.

I was curious to see if that would delete all of the info and make my phone the default, straight-from-the-store phone I had. I think I bricked it. It will go to the apple symbol for about 10 seconds and then shut itself back off.

Is there any way to fix this or am I going to have a seriously disappointed friend?
 
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ItouchMe

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Sep 18, 2007
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i must give "draminicaus" credit for searching a thread from three years ago just so that a new thread didn't have to be made and people complain. Good Job!
 
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draminicaus

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Sep 5, 2010
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Heh

I've got it plugged into iTunes. It doesn't stay on long enough for iTunes to detect it. :/
 
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dhlizard

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Mar 16, 2009
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The Jailbreak Community
Hoo Boy...Alright, I recently bought an iPhone 4. I was going to give my old 3G away to a friend, but I had gotten a little curious about one of the safety features I have set.

The "Erase data after 10 failed attempts" option.

I was curious to see if that would delete all of the info and make my phone the default, straight-from-the-store phone I had. I think I bricked it. It will go to the apple symbol for about 10 seconds and then shut itself back off.

Is there any way to fix this or am I going to have a seriously disappointed friend?
Another wonder what will happen if I push this button thread :eek:
 
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draminicaus

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Sep 5, 2010
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Ha!

Yeah, it was a "Hey, I wonder what'll happen if I do this?" thing. I learned....Shut gets ****ed up when you do that. Lol did I listen after it said "iPhone disabled?" Nooo....

Anyway....I figured out how to get into recovery mode. I have it restored, but don't have an iPhone 3G backup for it....So, now my question is....Any idea where a guy can get a version 3.whatever backup? Lol Should I start a new thread?
 
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