iPhone 3gs will not turn on

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Jerzeygirl423, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Jerzeygirl423 macrumors newbie

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    This morning I went to use my iPhone 3gs after it had been charging all night, and showed 100% battery life. While I was poking around the phone froze and I was unable to do anything on it. I held down the home and sleep buttons at the same time for about 30 seconds and the phone rebooted. Since then, it has stayed on the "apple" logo screen, all day. I have tried to reboot it the same way as before several times, and it turns off, and reboots as if it is trying to start, but nothing happens. My phone is jailbroken using greenpoison about 6 months ago, and I have never had any problems with it. Once the apple screen comes up, it changes to the "apple skull" usually shown with jailbroken phones. My battery is now dead and even after plugging into the wall unit, it still does the same thing as before and will not turn on.

    My original plan was to plug it into the computer and see if I could simply restore it, but when I plug it into itunes it won't recognize that any devices are plugged in. I plugged in my ipod, and ipad, and itunes recognized them immediately, and I heard the classic sound indicating a USB device was plugged in on my computer. When I try to plug my iPhone in it does nothing. The battery however was dead, and when i plugged it into the computer it showed the power sign, as if it was charging from being dead. The only thing I can think of is that since technically the iphone isnt ON, itunes wont pick it up.

    I know this is a LOT of information, but hopefully some people kept up with me

    ANY help is so greatly appreciated, I feel naked without my phone
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Could be you need a new battery, or the iPhone is busted. Apple will often exchange it for $199
     
  3. Jerzeygirl423 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The genius bar won't do anything for me because it is jail broken. And I refuse to pay for a refurbished iPhone when the new one is suspected to be released in September.

    Does anyone have any REAL insight to what the problem could be?
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Since it wont turn on how does Apple know it's jailbroken?

    Guess you'll just have to tough it out till the next iPhone comes out.
     

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