iphone 4 bricked jailbreak.me HELP!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by benho1314, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. benho1314 macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2010
    I just got my iphone 4 today, i waited in line...

    took it home jailbroke it, added some ringtones. Thats it.

    THEN- i went to settings>reset> erase iphone
    its started to turn off then back on
    HERES where it gets bad!
    the apple come up then weird lines come up at the top
    the apple goes away to a black screen.

    THATS IT! it never does anything else!


    I tried to put it in DFU mood by holding home and sleep wake... does the same thing and DOESNT go into DFU!!

    what can i doo?! if i take it into the apple store will the replace it , or will they find out i jailbroke it ?

    please. im scared. :(
  2. MicroApple macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2010
    The lines at the top of the apple logo happen for everyone.

    It's your fault. Learn your lesson, and go buy another one for $800.
  3. microcolt macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2010
    Behind You
    Hold the Sleep and Home buttons for about 20 seconds unplugged. Give it about 5 minutes after you see the Apple logo with the lines. Then plug it into the wall charger and do the same thing.

    Btw, the lines are normal to see(they let you know your phone is JB), no worries there.
  4. TurdFerguson macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2009
    You need to put into into DFU mode. Keep trying, look up a guide online.
  5. macattack87 macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2007
    honestly though? what did you expect to happen by clicking "erase iphone" ?
  6. twigg macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2010
    You are not putting it in DFU mode properly if it reboots. Just download Recboot, put it in recovery mode, connect it to iTunes and restore it. Done, btw you can't brick your phone. I've jailbroken every iDevice (literally) and you can't brick it.
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    See my sig and do the DFU mode properly. FYI, it could take many tries to get in. Next time restore the phone and don’t ERASE it.

    Hopefully, you saved your blobs.
  8. Phelps81 macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2009
    Anoka, MN
  9. benho1314 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2010

    i feel really stupid... but i got it into DFU now i cant restore...
    I dont have the lates version of itunes, but i am running into so many problems downloading it.

    I get this message " Errors occurred while installing the updates. IF the problem persists, choose tools>download only and try installing manually. "

    does anyone know what to do ?
  10. DaVinche14 macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2010
    Can't you use current version of iTunes? Worth a try.
  11. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    You DID NOT brick your phone, and misleading titles like this just perpetuates the myth that jailbreaking is dangerous.
  12. Mademan12321 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2009
    Please stop using the word BRICKED like the whole software infrastructure is gone or corrupted. If you can't restore from your computer, find another computer to update from that has the latest itunes then try again. I have not seen one single phone that has bricked due to a jailbreak.
  13. shotts56 macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2008
    OMG ! I tried to send a text message and it didn't go first time. Is my phone bricked ???!!!!!

  14. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Heh, how many people do you think will find this thread on Google, see the first reply that basically says you're screwed and you just wasted $800, and decide to close their browser out of fear?
  15. Jayman34187 macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    Why he got an iPhone 4 when Samsung Captivate
    is out is a mystery to me. If you want freedom don't buy an iPhone and jailbreak it.. Unless you already got an iPhone. Android if you like owning your phone, if you want apple to control it buy iphone
  16. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2010
    San Francisco, Ca
    Lol, I probably would have been one of those people eventually.
  17. mgamber macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2008
    And don't forget your aluminum foil hat to keep the aliens from eating your brain.
  18. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    It's kinda hard to actually BRICK an iDevice.

    If you do lock-up your iDevice and have to Restore and can't, it's usually on the computer side that all screwed up.
  19. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Ha ha...sure. This should be written as:

    Buy an iPhone if you want Apple to control it. Buy an Android if you want your carrier to control it.
  20. Jayman34187 macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    Would of loved seeing this guys face when his Iphone 4 seized up on him, LOL
  21. nataliamck macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    Lisburn, Northern Ireland
    .... Yeah. That'd have been hilarious :rolleyes:

    To the OP - Hope you got it sorted out in the end.
  22. boarder8350 macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2010
    same problem

    I also have a bricked iphone 4 that was jailbroken. I didn't delete anything and am not retarted because i have jailbroken phones before. My phone ran out of battery and would not turn on so i put it in recovery mode and tried to restore but in preparing for the restore the phone just keeps resetting itself and the restore would fail. I have used this computer to restore phones before so its probably not the computer but i am going to try another one anyway and ill let u know if that works. The reason i think the computer is not the case and that we are probably screwed is the jailbreak for iphone 4 can only be done on a computer and on my friends 3gs everytime he turned his phone off it would brick and the only way to unbrick it was to re-jailbreak on the computer. And considering how easy jailbreakme.com is to use i dont see why a computer version will ever be released. I will post on this thread if I figure out how to fix it and I hope the OP will do the same because we all know you cant take this crap back to corporate crackhole APPLE even though they could prolly fix it in 2 minutes they would just cancel my service and leave me with a jailBROKEN phone. Peace.
  23. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    Yea, well why would he throw the erase switch anyway.

    If he figures out how to get it running again, he'll just muck it up again doing something foolish.
  24. moussekateer macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2009
    What :confused:

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