iPhone 4S charging issues, jailbroken

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Disektikus, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. Disektikus macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2013
    I'm having issues when trying to charge my phone. Basically it's really intermittent when I plug it in to either a wall outlet or a USB in my computer. Originally I thought it was the cable but I've tried 3 different official apple cables and 2 3rd party cables. To get it to charge I need to plug the cable into the phone and then unplug and reconnect the cable from the USB end multiple times until it eventually recognises the device and starts to charge. If that doesn't work I have to restart the phone and randomly disconnect and reconnect the cable from each end until it finally decides to play ball.

    Obviously I've tried plenty of different cables, outlets and computers so the problem is either the charging port or a software issue. I've read mixed reviews all over the net as to whether its safe to use the 'reset all settings' feature in a jail broken phone. Some say it will get stuck on the boot sequence and others say it will be fine as long as I don't use the 'erase all content and settings' feature. Annoyingly, my laptop charger has just died on me so restoring from a computer is out of the question ATM. Just wondered if anyone else has come across this and whether they know if it's software or charging port related?

    Any help would be amazing! Cheers!
  2. anaqvi786 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2013
    At iOS planet
    Restore or get a new dock connector, but if you can't do that, then get a replacement.
  3. gadgetrx.net macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2013
    New York - Long Island
    agree that is is probably a charging dock that needs to be replaced. A restore all settings won't mess up a jailbreak only RESTORE AND ERASE. But back it up on itunes just to make sure. I doubt a restore will do anything to solve the issue as it sounds hardware related.

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