iPhone gone crazy...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by tom6073, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. tom6073 Suspended

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    An iPhone I bought on ebay has gone crazy.
    It keeps going into restart by itself or goes into DFU mode and asks to be connected to iTunes. I attempted to jailbreak/unlock it and that didnt work either. After a restore it works fine for a little bit and then restarts or asks to be connected to iTunes.

    Is this a hardware or software fault? PLEASE LET THERE BE A SOLUTION.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Did you check to see if the phone's water sensors are tripped?
     
  3. tom6073 thread starter Suspended

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    How would I do that?
    And if they are how would I fix it?
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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  5. tom6073 thread starter Suspended

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    Any chance this water damage is repairable? Maybe a way of resetting the sensor>?
     
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Are the sensors tripped? If they are the damage has already been done, getting new sensors wouldn't help you.
     
  7. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Google: iRecovery

    iRecovery is a command line tool that requires you to install a library. For this, you are required to understand how to use theterminal. These instructions are *very clear* if you understand the*terminal*and shell commands. If you do not, this is not for you. Find a windows computer or someone that can help you. Teaching how to use the OSX term is way beyond the scope of this guide.

    Download and extract*iRecovery. This is a console app to be run interminal. Extract it with finder.
    Copy libusb-0.1.4.dylib to /usr/local/lib and chmod both iRecovery and the dylib to 755 using chmod 755 /usr/local/lib/libusb-0.1.4.dylib and chmod 755 iRecovery.
    In*terminal, run iRecovery -s
    At the iRecovery prompt, type: fsboot
    Wait,*iPhone*should boot. If not, type fsboot a second time.
    ctrl-c or close the term. You are done with iRecovery.
    Here is a more detailed set of instructions by Max:

    1) Download iRecovery
    2) Place both files on the Desktop
    3) Open*terminal*and type ‘cd ~/Desktop’
    4) Run command ‘chmod 777 libusb-0.1.4.dylib’
    5) Run command ‘chmod 777 iRecovery’
    6) Run command ‘defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE’
    7) Run command ‘killall Finder’
    *Navigate Macintosh HD > usr > local > lib
    9) Copy the file libusb-0.1.4.dylib into that folder
    10) Open a new*terminal
    11) Drag-and-drop the iRecovery file into the*Terminal*so that you get a shortcut to it.
    12) Append ‘-s’ to the end.
    13) setenv auto-boot true [Enter]
    14) saveenv [Enter]
    15) fsboot [Enter]
    13) Run command ‘fsboot’ (i had to do it twice)
    14) If the phone starts up locket once again, just run through steps 10-13 again.
    15) When done, open*terminal*again and type ‘defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE’
    16) Then run ‘killall Finder’ once again and your done!



    You have to run these commands from iRecovery, if you don't once you reboot your phone it will be in Recovery Mode.
     

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