iPhone help.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Emad, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Emad macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys.

    I'm having trouble unlocking/jailbreaking my iphone. I recently tried to update to the latest 2.2.1 firmware but accidentally restored my iphone back to the factory settings. Now my simcard is not being read and since i have upgraded to the latest itunes, i cant even restore or anything because the iphone is locked. I'm pretty sure it's bricked.

    I've downgraded itunes in hopes of upgrading the software but still no luck. Tried earlier versions of pwnagetool and nothing. I've been trying to get back onto any hacked firmware but i don't know why, nothing seems to be working.

    I've read the FAQ and didnt quite get what i was looking for, maybe because i didnt understand it and i apologise for making a thread if it's not warranted.
    If anybody could direct me to some help or another thread where this has been discussed please do so.

    Thanks in advance
    any help appreciated.
     
  2. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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  3. Emad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah sorry skippeda couple details

    iPhone 2g
    and using a Macbook 13" the white ones, picked it up before the new macbook came out.

    I've used that list and gone through all of them but none of them seemed to work.

    With each one, i usually couldnt get past the "put iphone into recovery mode" and everytime it gave me that, i was in recovery mode. With the cable pointing to the itunes logo.

    I read something about a yellow arrow but i was not sure if the yellow arrow appeared on the iphone or in itunes. I saw it in itunes but never on the iphone.
     
  4. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1557

    This is the one you want to follow. As far as I can see nowhere does it say "put your iphone into recovery mode". I'd advise that you just follow it step-by-step, image-by-image. You can also watch the video. Best not to assume you know what it's going to say, just do what it says. It will work.
     
  5. Emad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've used that one, Step 8 never happened and when putting the iphone in DFU mode and then opening Itunes, it tells me that the iphone cant be read and that i need to disconeect and reconnect it.

    once thats done, nothing happens.

    I've also gotten upto the final step and i recieve this error

    "The iphone "iPhone" could not be restored an unknown error occured (21)"

    I have no problem installing the normal ipod firmware but once tried with the custom one i recieve that error. After costantly looking around for solutions, my iphone has been revirginized and will not allow me to do anything, as none of the above jailbreaking methods have worked.
     
  6. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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  7. Emad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah got nothing once again!
    i ended up taking it to a shop and asking them to unlock it
    cost me 65 dollars, oh well, its good to have the phone back.

    Thanks for the help :)
     

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