iphone steve jobs virus

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by uneducated dave, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. uneducated dave macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2006
    i unlocked and jailbroke my 2G iphone in september to allow me to use a french sim card in it on my year abroad. i haven't had any problems, and have only installed a handful of apps, mainly to stop it from automatically accessing the internet.

    however, today my iphone was playing up a little so i attempted to switch it off. it took far longer than usual to shut down so i reset it. when it came on, the apple screen cut straight to this large cartoon image of steve jobs, with a speech bubble containing what appears to be russian text. after this it restarts over and over. i had to force quit the phone to get it to turn off.

    i searched and can't find anything about this. has anyone had a similar problem? i'm a little concerned!
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    What does this have to do with a virus?

    Restore from DFU mode.
  3. uneducated dave thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2006
    thanks for the speedy reply. i'm sorry if my terminology is incorrect!

    it's a shame i have to restore, i'm going to lose a lot of things (text messages mainly). i'm still running 2.0, and hadn't synched to my computer since september til about a week ago. i've tried to back up the phone on a number of occassions since then but it's always failed after about ten hours or so. :(

    i appreciate the help, though.
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    You should really update to 2.2. It fixes all the crashing that you're apparently having with 2.0, seeing as a couple of people were screaming about 2.0 crashing a lot. I never had any problems with it, but updating wouldn't hurt.
  5. uneducated dave thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2006
    yeah i definitely will. the only reason i didn't before i left in september was because i saw that people were still having problems with 2.01 and 2.02 which i think were out at that point, so i thought i'd wait. my iphone is synched to my imac which unfortunately i couldn't take abroad. i suppose it will teach me to update at the first available opportunity!

    thanks for your help :)
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    The cartoon Steve Jobs isn't a virus... FWIW, it's a boot logo that was customized by whatever tool you used to unlock your iPhone.

    I'll give a +1 that 2.2 is a very big advancement over 2.0.x... Use the Dev Team's software (Pwnage) to do the unlock this time, and put 2.2 on your phone, and you should be fine. Sorry you might lose some things in restore, but unfortunately that is the small risk associated with unlocking tools.
  7. tremlock macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2008
    The Land of Cleves
    i think he's talking about the Steve Jobs cartoon option from jailbreaking...
  8. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    Did you read the thread apart from the Original Post?
  9. hikenbike83 macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2009

    I encountered the same screen today after using quickpwn. That is the replacement screen for the FORCE RESTORE screen, and the cartoon of Steve speaking russian is translated as "whazzup!". Good times! woot!
  10. DPA macrumors 65816


    Force Restore is correctly know as Recovery Mode.:)

  11. snowdums macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2009
    my phone is stuck in the "recovery mode" with Steve Job's on the screen. I have tried to connect it to itunes and restore the phone 4 times. Every time it runs for while like its actually restoring then eventually I get "error 9". Whe I disconnect the phone from my computer it goes back to steve job's with his russian statement. How to get i get my phone to actually fix?

    I can't get passed Steve Job's and I can't seem to get the system to "reset". I have itunes 8 and I'm not sure which operating system was on the iphone. I have an imac so pc patches won't help me.
  12. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    If you are getting error 9, you are not going into DFU mode correctly.. If you are on 10.5.6 on your iMac, you need to run through a USB hub in order to bypass the updated USB drivers with 10.5.6..

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