iPhone 4 - Wanted to Erase All Content and Settings - but failed. HELP!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sonielle, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. sonielle macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2011
    I've got an iPhone 4 that I wanted to do a Factory Reset on because of a jailbreak that went wrong. This is not the first time I have done a factory reset/erase all content and settings - I know it takes a long time - however:

    a) I went to sleep - the electric plug on the iPhone came undone - so I fear the reset may have prematurely finished.
    b) I tried connecting the iPhone immediately to iTunes after waking up - but iTunes doesn't recongise that the phone is connected to the computer (I use Windows) therefore, I can't reset the phone via iTunes
    c) I don't recall seeing the spinning wheel over and over and over again - this time, that's what's happening. The spinning wheel would appear... and finish it's "cycle" then disappear... and then you'd just see the apple logo and you're thinking oh great it's finished but it's not - the spinning wheel appears again!! and then it just keeps doing that.

    There are no songs, hardly any pictures to erase on the iPhone. I just wanted to reset it to Factory settings and this is what happened. :(

    Please help. What can I do? The phone is brand new. Just got it yesterday.


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