iPhone 2g stuck in SWOD (broken power button?)

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by DyslexicHobo, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. DyslexicHobo macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2011
    Hi all,

    My sister just had me sell her jailbroken & unlocked iPhone 2g on eBay. Before I went to ship it, she tried to erase all of her information by going to "Erase all data and settings" in the iPhone settings menu. It's now stuck in the spinning wheel of death, and she thinks her power button might be broken (I can't hard reset or trigger DFU mode). It will not be recognized by my computer while stuck in the SWOD, so I can't restore it via iTunes.

    I was supposed to ship this out today, and it's at full battery so it's probably going to take a while to die.

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to get this thing fixed? Once I get it into DFU mode I can figure it out from there.

    It was running iOS 3.1.3
    1st gen 8gb

    Thank you for any help!
  2. DyslexicHobo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2011
    Alright, so I let the phone completely die. When I plug it in to begin charging it just starts rebooting again.

    No luck. :(

    Any ideas?

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