Iphone 3GS: Blackra1n failed, and now cannot even restore or do hard reset

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by xFantasian, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. xFantasian macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2009
    as the title says, I used Blackra1n to jailbreak my iphone, but realized its only a tethered jailbreak. So, I tried to restore the iPhone to factory setting, but during the restore, I got an error, unfortunately I don't remember what the error was. Now, the phone is completely unresponsive to anything. The phone looks like as if its turned off: black screen, but I cannot turn it on.

    - Hard reset is not working. (which seems to be the solution to everything)
    - the phone does not show up in iTune
    - I tried the holding 30sec power+home button, release power while holding home for another 15-20sec and while holding the home button connect it to itune, but that did not work as well

    As of now, I am clueless as to what I should do, since I have spend a considerate amount of time trying to find a solution.

    I just want to somehow enter recovery mode and restore my phone!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance.
  2. moneymaster macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2008
    Put it in DFU mode:
    - plug your iPhone into iTunes
    - hold home+power for 10 seconds
    - let go of power and keep holding the home button until something shows up on iTunes

    That worked for me...

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