iPhone 3G hangs when restoring to iOS4 (even with non jailbroken firmware!) HELP!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by NiroshanMan, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. NiroshanMan macrumors 6502

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    Hey everyone.

    I'm having major problems here. I've tried nearly everything but no luck.
    I started out with an iPhone Jailbroken with the Pwnage Tool for 3.1.2. I then created a custom firmware for iOS4 and when i put it in DFU mode and restored it it appeared to be fine but it hangs near the 98% both on my mac and on the progress bar on the iPhone. I left it for an hour or so and no luck. I removed the iPhone and put it in DFU mode again and tried several times and no luck then i gave up on the jailbroken firmware and tried to install just the normal iOS4 and now that won't even install it always hangs. I tried installing on my Mac and a two PCs and no luck. I was able to go back to 3.1.2 once, but only after several tries. I really want to go to iOS4 because of all the new functionalities. If I go back to 3.1.2 it will have been a waste of 8 hours of my life trying to upgrade. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. NiroshanMan thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. tnisatard macrumors 6502

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    I NEED HELP TOO!

    I've done everything you did so far

    I tried installing iOS4 jailbroken and then stock

    then 3.1.3 stock

    but it keeps getting stuck at the load screen
     
  4. geoffoliver macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem. I can get the restore to go to about 95% when I use jailbroken firmware, but stock firmware only gets to about 60%. I've even tried using the 3.1.2 firmware and it does the same 60% hang thing. I am phoneless :confused:
     
  5. NiroshanMan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I finally got it to install iOS4 miraculously.... I don't understand how, but get it in DFU mode and let it try to install over night and it may work. I think it was out of luck, but its worth a try. Don't give up! Its not possible to brick your iPhone so try everything!
     
  6. geoffoliver macrumors newbie

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  7. geoffoliver macrumors newbie

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    I let it run all night. Still nothing. I believe my phone is screwed.
     
  8. geoffoliver macrumors newbie

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    I finally got it to install iOS4 stock from Apple. I had to completely uninstall and reinstall iTunes (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1747) but I finally have my phone back... Now the question is whether to run redsn0w or be happy that I have a working phone.
     
  9. NiroshanMan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I didn't even give it a second thought. I went right ahead with redsn0w and it worked flawlessly. Now im enjoying 5x better battery life than before + multitasking + battery percentage + wallpapers. But its your call!
     
  10. geoffoliver macrumors newbie

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    I totally did and it worked perfectly. Wallpaper, backgrounds, multitasking... All very nice :) So happy to have my phone back.
     

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