I'm so screwed

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Blazing angel, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Blazing angel, Jan 30, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2011

    Blazing angel macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    I have my iphone 3g which i mistakengly bought last May. Anyways, my original died, so i got a replacement from apple. Up unitl two days ago, it wasnt hacked and was running 4.2.1. I decided to jb again, and did so 2 days ago. Now, all of a sudden , it wont react ot any PC connection. I've tried different PC's with different cables, the iphone nor the pc detect anything. The sad thing is that when i connect it to the charger, it charges -_-
    I've uninstalled everything via cydia, yet to my dismay, it wont connect. I cant take it to apple beacause its jailbroken
    What now. Can i delete the firmware with ifile, and get it stuck in a boot loop?
    I also cant dfu it since if wont connect to a PC
  2. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
  3. ashman70 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2010
    If you take to Apple they will likely tell you to get lost seeing that its jailbroken. How many different cables and pc's have you tried?
  4. Dandrews524 macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2009
    New York
    apple will tell you that you should have jb it, but im almost positive they will help you
  5. chestvrg macrumors 65816


    Dec 13, 2010
    Have you tried putting the phone into DFU mode(developer mode) to do a complete restore via iTunes. This process will delete your jailbreak and most likely install the mos recent iOS version (4.2.1) ?

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. forcetactic macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    Shouldn't putting it in DFU mode make your computer recognize your iPhone? Or at least that was the case with mine
  7. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    I hope the OP can operate an iPhone better than he can type.
  8. JD914 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2007
    Dutchess County NY
    Sounds like an easy fix, DFU and a full restore

    Once it's in DFU mode the computer will detect it.

    There's no need for a computer connection to place the device in DFU mode.
  9. ajax43 macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2010
    North America
    llo, tahat's wut i tought two!:D
  10. troy14 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2008
    Las Vegas (Summerlin), NV
    What others said but just to reiterate - put it in DFU mode. You do not need a computer to do this.

    Great directions here:


    Edit: I know the article says to connect it to your computer, this isn't necessary to just put it in DFU mode, after it's in DFU mode you can connect and restore it.
  11. Blazing angel thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    I'm very sorry for my terrbile writing skills in my original post my good man. As it turns out, my keyboards reciever had fallen behind my desk, and i did not notice it skipping keys until now. Sorry for the lack of grammar

    On Topic

    I somehow got it into dfu mode, which my computer instantly recognized. I downgraded to 3.1.3 It's running like a charm now, but i lost my backup since i downgraded it :(
    Theres :apple: for you
  12. milani macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2008
    It was entirely your fault. I understand you're frustrated at losing your backup, but you're the one who chose to jailbreak your device without knowing what you were doing.

    In any case, I'm glad you fixed your phone!
  13. Pomeless macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2010
    Precisely why I am hesitant to jailbreak mine. But the stuff you can do with a JB is pretty cool. Glad to hear everything worked out for you OP. - Losing your backup.
  14. elan123 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2011
    Before you criticize, take a look at your grammer and spelling. LOL.
  15. JASApplications macrumors 65816

    Nov 24, 2010
    Scarborough, United Kingdom
  16. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Seems like that was intentional.
  17. Tarzanman macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    *grammar*, maybe?
  18. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    1) You missed the sarcasm.
    2) Take a look at the way you spelled 'grammar'.
  19. MarximusMG macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2009
    +1. Simple solution.
  20. drewc1138 macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
  21. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Care to explain how this is in any way apple's fault?
  22. Blazing angel thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    It's not apple's fault at all. Sorry for the misconception. I meant to somewhat explain how apple is against downgrading, therefore a recent firmware backup (such as ios 4.2.1) does not work on older fimrwares. (another possiblity is the frameworks are most likely different, causing the backups to be incompatible.

    Also, by mistakenly bought a iphone, i meant that i had no idea there was a difference between a 3g and 3gs . I simply bought based off of the capacities!

    Also to another poster, i've actually jailbroken my phone with ios 3.1.3, 4.0, 4.1 as well as 4.2.1. I was simply trying to express my frustration with loosing my contacts. I'd love to use 4.2.1 again, but it's just so damn slow! (with a iphone 3g ofcourse)

    once more, it isn't apple's fault, its simply the lack of ram in the iphone 3g (for ios 4.XX)
  23. warfa macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    lmao.. some of the responses on this thread are hilarious! :D

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