IOS 5 Beta 7 : OTA Bricked 3GS

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Geniee, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Geniee macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2011
    I had IOS 5.0 beta 6 on my phone and did an over the air update.
    It downloaded, then rebooted, and now it just constantly reboots.
    Apple Logo -> White distorted screen looks like iTunes / Cable logo, then auto reboots again.
    I cant get it into DFU either or plugging it in normally cant doa regular restore.

    Any advice?
  2. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

    Spectrum Abuser

    Aug 27, 2011
    Known bug. Try downloading the full iOS file and restoring your 3Gs with it. If all else fails get the timing right with the DFU mode and restore back to 4.3.5 and either wait for a newer beta or try your luck again with 7.
  3. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    This is why most of us don't play with beta's ;)
  4. Geniee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2011
    After persisting , we finally got it into DFU / Recovery mode.
    itunes saw it and we tried to restore to 4.3.5 but recieved a "1015" error.

    I am still downloading the IPSW file for IOS 5 beta 6 (as that was the latest working) and will try restoring that using iTunes...
  5. Geniee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2011
    ok, after all that... downloading the IOS5b6 IPSW and restoring worked.
    guess thats a lesson, dont trust the OTA updates yet :)
  6. arcadianz macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2011
    iOS 5 beta 7 ota 3GS problem

    Just thought I would add my 2 cents worth here. I also tried to update to beta 7 Ota on my 3gs and got an endless apple then reboot cycle. I too downloaded the previous beta 6 full version and installed without a hitch. I would have thought that the beta Ota update would have been tested a little better, but then it is a beta so I guess update at your own risk.
  7. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    I tried at least 20 times going backward in DFU mode to 4.3.5 and it gave an error everytime.
    Going forward to beta-7, however, worked first time.
    Kinda makes me wonder if going back to 4.3.5 is even an option anymore.
  8. Geniee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2011
    yea, i agree with you guys... might be a lil "fun" trying to revert....
    i think im just gunna restore my phone with its IOS5b6 backup (once i get home) so i get it all back to how it was...
    then just sit on it untill IOS5 is officially released....

    My first thoughts were "they have cracked down on Beta users"
  9. waleedy macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    Use TinyUmbrella to kick phone out of DFU
    Wait 5 mins for progress bar

    All will run well !
  10. Henk Poley macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2008
    I'm seeing something similar on iOS 5 beta 5 -> beta 7 OTA update on an iPhone 4 GSM. It's now on the 'plug into itunes' screen ("restore mode" afaik). So I'm fetching the full ipsw..
  11. Darwing macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A5302b Safari/7534.48.3)

    It's not bricked, u just need to read some of the forums, put into DFU, restore from full file
  12. 34design macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2011
    release note !!


    NEW: When trying to restore an iPhone 3GS or iPod touch 3rd generation device running Beta 6 to Beta 7 using iTunes, you will have to set the device into DFU or you can OTA update to Beta 7. To enter DFU mode you will have to:
    Connect the device to USB on your Mac.
    Turn the device off.
    Launch iTunes on your Mac.
    Hold down the Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds.
    Continue holding the Home button but let go of the Power button.
    Hold Home button for 13 seconds or until the device shows up in iTunes.
    The version of iTunes that comes with beta 7 cannot sync devices that have the beta 6 software installed. To avoid this problem, do the following:
    Sync any devices that have beta 6 installed to the version of iTunes that came with beta 6.
    Upgrade iTunes to the version that comes with beta 7.
    Connect the device and install the beta 7 software. (Understand that you might see a failure to sync error when you first connect the device.)
    After installing the beta 7 software, restore from your the backup you made in step 1.
  13. Tom8 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2010
    Seriously, if you're going to install BETA SOFTWARE at least read the release notes...
  14. ianogden macrumors member


    Aug 4, 2006
    I read the release notes and it does say 'or you can update OTA.' I did and ran into the same problems.

    I fixed it by downloading and option+clicking restore to install the ipsw file. Worked first time but I was worried. Apple needs to seriously fix this before the GM. This could delay the release if not addressed quickly.
  15. mircle macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2009
    Tiny Umbrella kicked it out and it restarted! Many thanks for that one!
  16. mylobe macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2011
    Yes you can fix this!

    I managed to fix this using a little app called APN Switcher, available in the App Store for a few euro's.

    Look for it, fill in your APN settings and all is working again!
    I like the beta 7 because of all the bug fixes. No way I was rolling back to beta 6. ;-)

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