iPhone 3GS not booting.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Liquinn, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Liquinn Suspended

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    Hi, my 3GS seems to be stuck on a reboot loop. How can I fix it without losing my documents on it?

    Thanks. :)
     
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  4. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Yup. To no avail. How can I restore the iPhone without iTunes?
     
  5. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Plugged it into iTunes on two Macbook Pro's. And nothing.
     
  6. Altis macrumors 68020

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    Have you tried booting into DFU mode?

    From TheiPhoneWiki.com...

    Entering DFU Mode (Official Instructions)

    Plug your device into your computer.
    Turn off the device.
    Hold the Power button for 3 seconds
    Hold the Home button without releasing the Power button for 10 seconds
    Release the Power Button but keep holding the Home button
    Keep holding the Home button until you are alerted by iTunes saying that it has detected a device in Recovery Mode

    Make sure the device screen is blank and no logos are present
     
  7. oVerboost macrumors 6502a

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    If the above procedure doesn't help then I would suggest booking an appointment with an Apple "genius" and letting them have a try...
     
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  9. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    What do you mean?

    Thanks.

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    How do I restore the phone without iTunes and it not deleting my things?
     
  10. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a

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    Like aformentioned in thus thread, you will need to factory restore your iPhone because it was A Jailbroken to it's limits or B the Software glitched and needs a fresh start like most old iDevices. Make sense?

    Next step in your case...upgrade to an iPhone 4...or a 5.
     
  11. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    I never jail broke it. And I see. I'll post here tomorrow if I have any problems. :)
    So if I restore my phone, how do I get my data off it? Thanks.
     
  12. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a

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    You cannot unless you backed up your iPhone in the past. Otherwise, there is no way to recover your stuff, I'm afraid.
     
  13. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Doesn't work. No point going to Apple since it's quite an old iPhone.

    What should I do?

    What's odd my iPad 1 still works fine.
     
  14. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Just put my iPad 1 charger with my 3GS and now it's charging normally. :)
     

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