iPhone 3GS randomly shut off, took 10 mins to reboot itself... What?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by 0dev, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. 0dev macrumors 68040


    Dec 22, 2009
    I was on my iPhone scrolling through a web page when it randomly shut off and came up with the boot screen. I thought it was weird, but just thought it'd reboot and all would be fine.

    However, it seemed that it was in a reboot loop and will not turn back on. I plugged it into the computer and still nothing. However, as I was writing this message, the phone vibrated then came back on again!

    At the moment everything seems fine, but could this be an indication of a bigger problem? Could something be happening to the phone? Should I start backing things up, maybe restore the firmware?

    It is jailbroken, but I haven't installed anything from Cydia in ages and I don't have any emulators or ROMs that have been causing trouble recently.
  2. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    I had something similar happen recently, and mine isn't jailbroken at all. Actually, I've been having a few problems with my 3GS slowing down a bit and not taking screenshots any more. Mine got stuck booting also after I restarted it a couple weeks ago--not sure exactly what happened, but I think I was plugging it in when it died from low battery, then I somehow rebooted it while it was booting, which screwed up something temporarily. This is after the screenshot bug but before the slowdowns I've experienced lately. Apple really needs to issue a firmware update because its slowing down for me! I mean, there has to be one soon. It's been awhile.
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I dont think we need a software update to fix lag or anything on the 3GS models. 3.1.2 runs nice and quick.
    Try doing a restore, that should definetelly help.
  4. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2009
    Hum.... this happened to me 5 days ago.... Didn't turn on until it charged for 10 minutes.
  5. v66jack macrumors 6502a


    May 20, 2009
    London, UK
    The same thing has happened to me a few times a while back, I just re-set the device in itunes and seems to be fine now! :)
  6. 0dev thread starter macrumors 68040


    Dec 22, 2009
    Sounds like Apple have a little bug on their hands!

    When they release the new firmware I'm leaving the jailbreak world behind I think, more trouble than it's worth in the end, not just this but I also have problems with it giving me "updates" I've already installed for App Store apps.

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