iphone flickering & resetting randomly

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by krazykongo, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. krazykongo macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2008
    My girlfriend is having problems with her iPhone.

    The iPhone is unlocked and jailbroken. I used ZiPhone to do all of this. it was originally 1.1.2 (i think) and then i updated it to 1.1.3, and that is the current firmware.

    The first is that the screen flickers a lot of the time when in use. When it flickers the screen goes white with multicoloured lines going across vertically and horizontally. It will stay there until i push the screen randomly again. Ive found a way to make it stop flickering momentarily but it just keeps coming back. The phone is still useable as when it is not flickering everything works fine. The screen hasnt leaked or cracked or anything like that and is perfectly normal when not in flickering mode. To me it seems like something is loose inside or something ike that.

    Secondly, and i dont know if this is related to the first problem, the phone resets itself. i dont know if im using the correct terminology so i will describe what happens.

    one one occasion, the phone went into flicker mode so she tried to stop it flickering by randomlly pushing parts of the screen, and then the screen went black, then a couple seconds later the apple logo came up, followed by the itunes logo with the plug underneath it.

    on another occasion she woke up to find the itunes logo with the plug.

    Everytime this happens the only way to get the phone working again is to use itunes to restore it, and then ZiPhone to unlock and jailbreak it.

    Can anybody help me with the problems?

    The phone is from the US and we are living in the UK. Also the phone was custom coloured by colorwarepc so i think that the apple warranty was voided when they opened it to do the colour job. She got the phone lat year around jan/feb and the problems started in may.

    Any advice is welcome
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006

    probably the problem,

    I don't think anyone will be able to help you though, the phone might just be defective...
  3. twist2b macrumors regular

    May 26, 2008
    North Carolina
    Something is SERIOUSLY wrong with the firmware, which is affecting the hardware in BAD ways. I recommend downgrading or atleast backing up then restarting your jailbreak process. I have never heared this before so it COULD be a hardware issue which is NOT good considering its jailbroken -_-

    Anyways try starting over and let us know if the problem still exists.. :(
  4. krazykongo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2008
    thanks for replying.

    what do you mean by start over?

    which method should i use to repeat the process?

    can you provide a link or something that shows me how to start over?

  5. Mikey B macrumors 65816

    Mikey B

    Jan 4, 2008
    the island
    what version of iTunes are you using?

    why did you stay on 1.1.x firmware instead of updating to 2.1?

    try putting your iPhone into DFU before the next restore.
  6. krazykongo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2008
    im using itunes 7.

    should i update to firmware 2.1 then?

    ive heard problems with 2.1?

    can you confirm this?
  7. krazykongo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2008
    im on 2.02 and used winpwn2.5

    everything is stable but the flickering still continues

    can anybody confirm this is a hardware issue?

    anybody know any reputable places for repiar in the UK?
  8. krazykongo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2008
    still need help with the issue. the phone hasnt reset for since listing this problem but the flickering still occurs.

    flickering happens randomly even when it is not being touched.

    does anybody know if ill need to have my lcd replaced or just repaired? it seems like something is loose or theres pressure against something.

    the flicker can be resolved temporarily if i push the top right hand side of the screen or the black button on the top right of the phone.
  9. krazykongo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2008
    the iphone was unlocked and jailbroken from the beginning but this problem didnt happen until a few months had passed. it doesnt reset anymore but the flickering problem persists
  10. svndmvn Guest

    Nov 6, 2007
    it is, I believe, against the forum rules to open two threads about the same issue
    anyways, restore with iTunes or something, update to 2.2 and jailbreak if needed with pwnage tool or whatever your OS needs to jailbreak the iPhone and unlock as well.
    Colorware has a warranty on their own, but I think it's not needed, resetting is usually due to software issues, not sure about the flickering.
  11. krazykongo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2008
    Sorry about posting duplicate threads. i got a bit carried away cos the problem is really annoying.

    The resetting problem has gone as it hasnt reset for a long while... its just the flicker problem
  12. svndmvn Guest

    Nov 6, 2007
    try restoring anyway, updating the FW and jailbreaking if needed, unlocking again

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