iPhone 5 Bricked After Jailbreak

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by avshmu, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. avshmu macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,
    I lately tried jailbreaking a newly bought handset, running iOS 7.0.4. Looked as everything was fine. even saw the Evaders sign when it ran, so I imagine it was upgraded by previous user by iTunes -- but I am NOT sure. Maybe he used OTA :(
    Anyway, Cydia did not appear. So, I repeated the procedure.
    This time -- a disaster!!!
    I was faced with a dreaded loop:
    The iPhone starts to boot. Shortly after the Apple logo shows, the screen border randomly changes color and the whole display dims. Then, a few second later, the process repeats itself.
    Notes: can't get the phone into DFU, no USB connection to the PC...
    I thought you can't fully brick an iPhone...:(
    Can somebody give a hand here?
    Thanks in advance!:):)
     
  2. braddick macrumors 68040

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    If your iPhone is truly bricked as you state it is in the title of your thread, then no, helping you will be extremely difficult.

    If however your iPhone is not really bricked- as I suspect it isn't- then there are a few methods that will get your iPhone back to running smoothly.

    Please confirm if it is the latter or the former.
     
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  4. Huusoku, Apr 16, 2014
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  5. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    You may have to lose your jb if you want your phone back. You could restore, sell and buy another that can be jb
     
  6. Huusoku, Apr 16, 2014
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  7. Tmlfan3 macrumors regular

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    I would say you're actual best scenario is that the phone still crashes after a restore. That way you can take it in to the apple store without worry and get a replacement. Still have a decent chance of getting on JBable iOS.

    That really sucks though. Definitely doesn't sound like anything you did.
     
  8. Huusoku, Apr 16, 2014
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  9. ivandr macrumors regular

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    If you go into the Apple store with a phone that won't boot up and is in recovery mode they will either:

    • Connect it to a store computer and restore the phone (bringing you to 7.1 and no JB)
    • See that the phone won't boot and they may offer you a replacement because it is so new (which may be on iOS 7.1 or it may be on an earlier version... you may or may not be able to JB based on the software version)

    For comparison's sake... I had a replacement iphone 5 (GSM 64gb) on Saturday that came with 7.0.4... attempted to JB (and Apple or previous user of the phone must have OTA updated) because it went into a boot loop...
    I took this replacement phone back to Apple on Tuesday and got yet another replacement phone... this one was on 6.0.4?!? So you never really know what version replacement phones will contain...
     
  10. Huusoku, Apr 17, 2014
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  11. charlituna macrumors G3

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    So this was a second hand phone. You sure he didn't unlock it, as in himself. That can screw a phone royally.

    Another thing to try is reinstall your iTunes. On PCs weird things can happen. Also make sure your security software is off. Might be borking things.
     
  12. woodynorman macrumors 6502

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    You should start your own thread rather than hijacking someone else's.
     
  13. Huusoku, Apr 17, 2014
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    Huusoku macrumors newbie

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    Noted. Sorry, wasn't intending to hijack. I know a lot of forums get upset when the same question is asked over and over ... but you are right, I didn't even think about hijacking :( and I certainly have. Since yesterday morning I've not been able to think clearly about much of anything-

    I've started a new thread here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=19008489 Moderator: Please delete all of my replies, thank you!
     
  14. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

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    DFU and go back to stock, you shouldn't be jail breaking if you think that your bricked.
     

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