iPhone 3GS stuck in a white screen :(

applemint101

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 21, 2012
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So, I had just upgraded it to iOS5.1 and then jailbroken it tethered. All is well until I left it on the table for around 4 minutes, picked it up, and realised it went back into DFU mode. After that I found out I cant boot it up at all, even with redsn0w. All it shows is a white screen, sometimes a black. I've tried googling and tried every possible solution, including holding both power and home button.
The only one I haven't tried is letting the battery die.

While I'm waiting for the battery to die, I hope any of you guys will be able to help me and give me a working solution.

Oh, and I can't restore the phone. When I try to restore it with iTunes, it also gives me a white screen then iTunes will give an error code 28.

Help? T_T

Thanks in advance!
 

applemint101

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 21, 2012
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Oh my god, seriously? D:?!
Does that mean the iphone's busted and all it's good for now is use it as a paper holder?

EDIT: I'm still going to let the battery die. I at least have to try. D: Maybe miracles will happen and it'll work again?
 

Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
You can try but I dont think you will get anywhere.
Try bringing it in to an iphone repair place if you have a local shop that repairs them. They will be able to find out what needs to be replaced and how much. Sometimes the repair is not worth it, or if its a small not too costly part it might be ok to pay to fix.
Up to you.
 

merkyone

macrumors newbie
Jul 22, 2010
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So, I had just upgraded it to iOS5.1 and then jailbroken it tethered. All is well until I left it on the table for around 4 minutes, picked it up, and realised it went back into DFU mode. After that I found out I cant boot it up at all, even with redsn0w. All it shows is a white screen, sometimes a black. I've tried googling and tried every possible solution, including holding both power and home button.
The only one I haven't tried is letting the battery die.

While I'm waiting for the battery to die, I hope any of you guys will be able to help me and give me a working solution.

Oh, and I can't restore the phone. When I try to restore it with iTunes, it also gives me a white screen then iTunes will give an error code 28.

Help? T_T

Thanks in advance!
same exact problem here. i don't think it's hardware because phone was working fine on 3.1.2. i upgraded and jailbroke tethered and now i have exact same issue.