iphone locked up during reboot help?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Thewagner, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Thewagner macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2009
    so i just recently hacked my old iphone gen 1 and i was just getting ready to sell it so i went to clear/erase all memory and data to clean it out before i sold it and after the cleaning out of the phone was done it started to reboot and never stopped rebooting now my computer wont recoginze the phone when i attach it to the usb cord.

    i have already ran the battery to dead and tried rebooting it manually many times.

    Any advice??? thanks
  2. Thewagner thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2009
    does anyone know what i should do or have any other ideas?
  3. DPA macrumors 65816


    Try this:

    Hard Reset:
    1) Power iPhone on.
    2) Hold the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons for about 7 seconds, or until the screen turns black.
    3) Your iPhone should reboot. If it doesn't don't worry, just hold the Sleep/Wake button for about 2 seconds.

    Recovery Mode:
    1) Turn iPhone off by holding down the Sleep/Wake Button for about 5 seconds or until the Slide to Power Off slider appears.
    2) Slide Power Off slider. If iPhone is unresponsive, follow the Hard Reset instructions up to Step 3.
    3) Open iTunes on your computer (Mac or PC).
    4) Hold the Home Button down while you connect your iPhone to your computer via a USB cable.
    5) iTunes should prompt you with a message saying an iPhone has been detected in Recovery Mode and that you must Restore it to before it can be used with iTunes.
    6) Click Ok.
    7) Click Restore a message should appear confirming that you want to Restore and Update.
    8) Click Restore and Update. The restore has been initiated. Leave your iPhone connected until you iPhone reboots and syncs with iTunes.

  4. Thewagner thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2009
    thank you so much i already tried the hard reboot but i did the reboot and the recovery mode and together it was magic itunes recognized the phone and everything turned out perfect! THANK YOU!!!!:D

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