iPhone 2G bricked, help with SSH fix?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by enigmamachine, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. enigmamachine macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    I made the mistake of going to Settings --> General --> Reset --> Reset All on my old jailbroken & unlocked iPhone 2G. I got a new iPhone and was hoping to wipe this one clean for my girlfriend.

    Now I'm just getting an endless cycle of the Pineapple boot logo.

    I believe I have SSH enabled and I've read I can SSH into the phone and fix the problem, but I can't figure out what the IP address for the phone is. Any thoughts?

    Or other hints/suggestions?

    thanks!
    -EM
     
  2. Benji222 macrumors 65816

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    Look in your router to find (YOURNAME's phone)
    Mine is in there and I think has an ip address.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nothing you can do thru SSH to fix this.
    You just deleted everything on the iphone including the OS system files when you did erase all data and settings.
    You just gotta restore it thru itunes.
     
  4. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Restore through iTunes.

    And your phone is not bricked.
     
  5. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Yep, you were successful ! :rolleyes:
     
  6. enigmamachine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, thanks for the info.

    I'm having a hard time getting it to go into DFU mode, nothing happens when I hold down sleep/wake and home buttons for ten seconds. The screen just keeps showing the pineapple logo.

    Any thoughts on how to get around that?

    thanks
    -EM
     
  7. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Go to YouTube and watch a video, might help.

    It's a bit tricky to learn how to do it first time.

    Once done a few times, you get the knack of the timing.
     
  8. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    If you're getting the PwnApple, then you've held down home button down too long. Let up a little sooner next time.
     
  9. enigmamachine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    to be clear, I'm getting nothing but the PwnApple, occasionally it flashes, but then immediately reappears...

    i'll give the DFU timing another try, but I tried it a good 4-5 times this morning...
     
  10. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Unless the phone is physically broken, then failure to go into DFU is always due to user error.
     
  11. enigmamachine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all for your suggestions...

    Sadly, I've had no luck whatsoever getting this phone into DFU mode. Whether I hold the buttons for 10 seconds, 8 second, 12 seconds, whatever, that pineapple just keeps on glowing.

    iTunes also doesn't recognize the phone at all. No beeps or icons appear when I plug it in. It doesn't show up as a device in Disk Utility either (I'm on a Mac). I have no way to turn off the phone (as suggested in some of the DFU tutorials) as the phone isn't responding to any of the buttons.

    Occasionally, the phone will reboot but that doesn't seem to be tied to the button holding/pushing.

    I left the phone at home today unplugged, hoping that draining the battery might help.

    Any other thoughts before I give up?
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  13. enigmamachine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for all your suggestions.

    letting the battery totally drain allowed me to get the iPhone into DFU mode.
    I got error 1600 when i tried to put custom pwnd 3.1.5 firmware on it, so now i'm just restoring it to standard iTunes firmware, with the hope that i can jailbrake it successfully afterwards.

    thanks again.
     
  14. enigmamachine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, i've got it working...

    here's a quick summary of the steps if others are having similar issues...

    -let the battery totally drain
    -connect the iphone via usb and get it into DFU mode
    -restore it with regular Apple firmware via iTunes
    -use PwnageTool to create new custom firmware and zap it as if it were a fresh iPhone
    -load custom firmware via iTunes

    thanks for everyone's help
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  16. AnvilSavage macrumors newbie

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    I have this exact same problem. The same thing you have described. I hope your fix will work for me.

    What does drained battery mean here? Where the phone won't power on at all? Or where you can still get the screen to the Needs Charge graphic?

    I am going to try to see if getting it down to no power at all will get me out of this.
     

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