iPhone stuck in Apple boot loop after Redsn0w

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by choppybalboa, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. choppybalboa macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I've got an iPhone 5 stuck in an Apple logo boot loop and can't get it into recovery or DFU.

    The phone was plugged in to my MacBook Pro (which was turned off) and left overnight, I came in the next day and it was boot looping in recovery mode. I tried to restore but kept getting error 9. I replaced the battery and continued to get the error...strange considering it had been working before it was left plugged into the MacBook.

    I used Redsn0w to kick it out of recovery (I didn't try to recover of jailbreak it because 8.1.3 is jailbreakable yet and I knew it would cause problems if I tried). So now it's been kicked out of recovery but is now stuck on the Apple boot logo. It shows the logo for about 5-10 second and then goes black for about 3-5 seconds, then repeats. I can't get it to power off unless it's unplugged and I can't get it into recovery or DFU no matter what I try.

    I've tried holding down the DFU combination, the recovery combination, and holding down the volume up button but nothing works. I can get the phone to turn off when it's unplugged but as soon as you hold the home button down and plug it in the boot loop begins again. Is there any way out of this or have I found a way to properly brick an iPhone?

    I would be SOOOO happy if someone could help me solve this and thank you in advance!!!
    :(
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sounds like it has a hardware issue. Bring it to Apple or a repair shop.
     
  3. choppybalboa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It was partially 'repaired' when I got it, do you think it could be caused by liquid (the top indicator on the logic board is red but none of the others are)?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, sounds like it has shorts and other issues.
    You should try getting it fully repaired in order to work. Not partially.
     
  5. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    I agree, this is a hardware issue for sure. I have seen this before.
     
  6. choppybalboa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies. I don't have an Apple store in my city but there is an authorised Apple dealer so I'll take it to them and see what they say. I was a bit sceptical because, when I replaced the battery, I noticed it had been opened before and the attempted repairs had been done badly. I guess if they didn't bother to do the repair properly they wouldn't have even thought about static.
     
  7. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

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    "I used Redsn0w"

    And you have worse problems now?

    Surprise!
     
  8. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    no need to kick him while he's down :rolleyes:
     
  9. Rlong405 macrumors member

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    Would Apple even look at it if the liquid damage indicator was red?
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    They will check it out but they will not replace it free under warranty unless you want to pay the fee.
     
  11. choppybalboa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I replaced the lightning port and I'm now back to error 9 on iTunes. I get to the verifying update bit on iTunes and the phone comes up with the Apple logo and progress bar but it just stops and goes to error 9 again.

    RAGE!!!! :mad:
     

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