iPhone iOS 13 bricked my iPhone SE - another case

Discussion in 'iOS 13' started by mosiejczuk, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. mosiejczuk macrumors member

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    Phone was at about 10% when it died while recording a video. To my surprise it instantly started to turn back on, but it blacked out before finishing boot.

    Since then it is in a constant loop of booting and dying. I tried draining the battery first and then charging it overnight, but as soon as it had any power it resumed the boot loop.

    The phone is not visible in iTunes. I tried various button hold combinations, but none seemed to have any impact on the phone.

    This is a first gen SE, bought soon after the original release. Since then (March 2016) I've replaced the battery twice. I understand this is not an optimal use case for the iOS beta, and by no means do I expect Apple to fix the phone for me, but be warned: yesterday I've had a working phone and now it's as useful as a brick.

    I'll now attempt to wait for the battery to drain completely and then I'll see if iTunes will be able to detect it before it resumes the bootloop.
     
  2. techno96 macrumors member

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    Have you attempted to put it in recovery mode? Doesn't really sound bricked to me quite yet.
     
  3. mosiejczuk thread starter macrumors member

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    I've tried several tips I found online, but if you think there's something that might help I'll be glad to try it out once I get back home from work and I'll post my results here.

    Current symptoms:
    * holding some button configurations (Power, Home + Power, Volume Down + Home, Volume Up + Home. Are there others?) doesn't seem to register as there is no change in phone behavior,
    * the phone is not detected by iTunes at any point of the bootloop, even for a second.
     
  4. techno96 macrumors member

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    Let the battery die, once dead, hold down the home button while plugging it into the computer, that should put it in recovery mode.
     
  5. newtestleper macrumors 6502a

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    I had to ditch my SE in the trash a couple of months ago for this kind of thing. Replaced the battery and multiple factory resets. Turns out it was a circuit board failure.
     
  6. mosiejczuk thread starter macrumors member

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    The battery was dead when I returned home; I held the Home button as I plugged it into my computer, but the phone died soon after the apple logo appeared and entered the bootloop.

    It seems to me that the duration of the Apple logo is related to current battery charge, but as proved by the overnight charging it is never enough to make it boot normally.

    Another interesting fact: as the phone dies, the screen doesn't go completely black, but instead shows a segment of thin dark green horizontal lines.

    Right now I am contemplating giving a shot at getting another replacement battery, or just tossing the phone away and getting a new one.
     
  7. PastaPrimav macrumors 6502a

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    1. I'm sure it is not "bricked". People don't seem to realize that "bricked" is not an interchangeable phrase with "I don't know what I'm doing."

    2. "I've replaced the battery twice." is more proof of the above.
     
  8. mosiejczuk thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for your input.
     
  9. IowaLynn macrumors 65816

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    Green lines sounds like overheating and yes fried chips - display, gpu, SoC.
     
  10. mosiejczuk thread starter macrumors member

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    Update: at this point I decided I have nothing to lose, so I disassembled the phone and tried several things:
    • connecting it to the computer with display disconnected (still not recognized by iTunes),
    • running without battery (unsuccessfull, as some of you might have known),
    • replacing the battery for my previous one (I was surprised to find it around): unfortunately, the issue remains. Phone remains dark for a bit longer as it gathers enough charge to attempt to boot, but dies soon after displaying the Apple logo.
     

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