iPhone 3G Stuck in boot logo

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  1. Oxdivinityxo macrumors newbie

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    Hi, my iPhone 3G is stuck in the boot logo and will not go into recovery mode or DFU mode.

    What caused this problem: My iPhone is jailbroken, and I copied some data from iFile to another folder while I was trying to enable the auto focus (like the 3GS) and something went wrong, please help! :cool:
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If its not a hardware issue and both your home and power buttons work then it will go into dfu mode.
    You just gotta keep trying till you time it right.
     
  3. Oxdivinityxo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It won't go into DFU mode both of my buttons work, this is what I do, I hold the home button+power button for 10 seconds (while doing so the phone turns off and then back on) and I hold the home button for 30 secs.

    I have even tried holding the home+power for 5 and 7 seconds and nothing has worked
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Weird, I'd give it a try also on another computer to see if that makes a difference.
    Make sure you're running the latest iTunes installed on that machine.
     
  5. Oxdivinityxo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have tried that also, my phone cord is brand new and works on all the other iphones in my house so its not the cord, I have also tried on my mother's Mac and still nothing
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    I also suggest another computer. DFU mode is sometime difficult to get into, but you can always get into it unless there's a hardware problem. Lastly, the 3G cannot autofocus. There is no visual enhancement from having it installed as the 3G lacks the movable camera lens.
     
  7. Oxdivinityxo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The computers that I have won't even detect the iPhone
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Weird.
    When you plug it to iTunes does it let you restore it the way it is now?
    Does it indicate that it detected an iphone in restore or recovery mode?
    Maybe a bad/damaged/dirty/corroded bottom usb port on the phone?
    Does it charge by using a plug?
     
  9. Oxdivinityxo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't think its damaged and I don't see any corrosion or dirt using a really bright flashlight
    And no it doesn't I have also checked the USB ports on my computer to see and it all seems fine
    And also yes it does charge
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It worked fine before that and charged?
    Is there any battery left on it now? If it doesn't turn on you gotta give it a quick 5-10 minute charge before you plug it in to restore it.
    If battery is completely dead the computer wont recognize it till its charged for a while and enough to turn on.
     
  11. Oxdivinityxo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I was coping files this is what I did in iFile:

    Went to System>Library>CoreServices>Springboard.app>N88AP.plist
    Copied everything in N88AP.plist
    Deleted everything in N82AP.plist and pasted N88AP.plist into N82AP.plist

    So basically I copied everything in N88AP.plist and then went to N82AP.plist selected everything and deleted it and the pasted whatever was in N88AP.plist

    Here is the video I was watching (Skip to 3:20)
    http://youtu.be/YbSjb2oYCqQ?t=3m20s

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    The battery is still probably almost full because I plugged it up today and left it there for about an hour so yeah it still has a good bit of battery life
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Weird, no matter what you deleted via software if everything fuctions fine hardware wise the phone will still enter dfu and restore via iTunes.
    What state is it in now? You see anything on the screen when powered on? Is it stuck at the Apple logo?
     
  13. Oxdivinityxo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's just stuck on the apple logo when it's booting up, but if I let it sit there for a while I can see a loading wheel but it doesn't move
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Weird, and no computers will detect it when plugged in to iTunes?
     
  15. Oxdivinityxo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes :apple:
     
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