iPhone 4 stuck on circling after erase

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by yvonnars, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. yvonnars macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2012
    I know I have done something stupid.... here is my story and please give any advice you have

    I jailbroke my phone about a week ago, and my lock button got jammed few days ago so I lived about few days with the assistive button to lock my phone (my phone is just about 2 months out warranty). And today I decided I didn't like the jailbreak and wanted to to get rid of it, but I didn't want to upgrade to ios 6, so I used erase all contents and settings which I didn't know I wasn't suppose to do at the time. Now my phone is stuck on the circling screen, I can't put it into DFU mode because the lock button is jammed. And I have also tried an archive which I found online that's suppose to put iphones into DFU mode without hold the buttons, but it didn't work and I think it's because my phone is stuck on the circling screen.

    I looked up online and some people say that even after letting the battery drain and recharge the iphone won't get rid of the circling screen.

    I also thought about completely wiping everything on the phone and reinstall, but I have never done it and don't really want to make it messier.

    I think I have to first fix my jammed lock button, then get it to DFU mode and restore with itunes?

    If anyone has a better idea please share with me as I am in desperate need of fixing my phone.
  2. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    Try using....... tiny umbrella.

    Do some more homework on using this software before going ahead.
  3. yvonnars thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2012

    So I let the phone died and plugged it back in to charge, like what I looked up online before it didn't solve the problem. So I unplugged it right away and let it be dead for a day or so. Now I just plugged it back in cuz i was planning on trying some other funky stuff to fix it. My phone just magically came back on normally like before I clicked erase all contents.

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