iPhone Iphone stuck on green screen

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by bangekobange, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. bangekobange macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2010
    Jailbroked IPhone 3g , using redsnow to ios4, the jailbreak worked fine. It was working fine till yesterday, then the battery started draining, so I plugged it to the wall charger, the battery icon showed its plugged in but wont go above 4%, then I used laptops USB, same problem, finally it dropped down to 1 % and next thing the wait circle was there, and then the green screen.

    I did hard reset, pressed(wake/sleep + home) i can see the backscreen light up, but no apple logo, and then again, the light goes away, I tried to put it in a restore mode,
    1. pressed home
    2. connected usb to PC

    Then again the green screen.
    Itunes doesnt even detects the iphone, should i use redsnow again?
  2. iphone user200 macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2010
    Mines was the same way when i tried to charge it in the wall i got out of it by connecting to computer then pressing the home/power button at the same time till it turns off to a black screen then let go and wait a minute then turn it back it it should be back to normal.
    Looks like we have to charge it only on the computer :(
  3. Arslan007 macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2010
    Same Problem Here. Please Help

    I Have Iphone 3G With IOS4 Jail breaked With Redsnow. My Full Battery Is Drained. When I Connect My Iphone With Wall Charger And Pc It Shows Only Green Screen. So If You Have Any Solution. Please Help me Out To Fix That Problem
  4. iphone user200 macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2010
    Iphone stuck on green screen

    Did any of you guys ever download winterboard on your iphone?
    I think that may be the problem.
  5. iphone user200 macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2010
    Ok i found out the problem!

    Do Not Download Winterboard On Your Iphone 3g 4.0 AFTER JAILBREAKING STAY AWAY FROM IT!
    I Think Winterboard Messes Up Your Iphone 3g AND CAUSE PROBLEMS!!!

  6. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    I downloaded Winterboard to both of the 3GS iDevices I restored/jailbroke to iOS 4, unlocked and sold. I had zero issues with WInterboard.
  7. iphone user200 macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2010

    What is it called?
  8. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    Ever heard of Pwnage Tool ??
  9. chan72 macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2010
    Green Screen

    I've been having the same problem lately. I have a 3G iphone that is jailbroken/unlocked. Both times that it's turned green it was plugged into a wall charger. I don't know why this is a problem but it is. Both times the battery was below 5% when I started charging it.

    To get it to go away I plugged it into my computer to charge and held down the lock button and the home button at the same time until the apple logo appears. (can take a bit for it to appear) then just let go and let it do it's thing.
  10. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    It's not for any 3GS on 4.0 certain rules apply. If your on 4.0 it's to late for the rest search.
  11. isanchodayus3G macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2010
    it happened to me

    All you need to do is to plug it into your computer and then the green screen will apear and wait about 5 mins and then unplug it again and it will then turn off and then turn it back on and you will get the apple logo.

    I dont know of this will work for you but it sure worked for me.:)
  12. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

    Leet Apple

    Nov 10, 2009
    just had this problem thread saved me from burying my iPhone
  13. BrainlessRace macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2010
    Fixed it.

    Just thought I'd throw in my two cents. I just had the green screen problem and went ahead and left it plugged in to the wall outlet for like 10 minutes and it eventually started its verbose boot that it normally does after resetting. Green screen must just be something it does when it's fully died; maybe a bug when it's meaning to display the battery dead screen. *shrug* try just leaving it alone for a while plugged in like I did and see if it works.
  14. mxyz macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2010
    Worked for me on my 3g running 4.0.2 jailbroken with redsn0w. I think we can't use a wall charger if a jailbroken 4.0+ iphone battery is nearly dead. I'm posting to help this stay up near the top on google. Here are some more good words: iphone 4.0 4.0.2 green screen sick green iphone green screen of death wall charger green screen jailbroken
  15. rach366 macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2010

    Same thing happened to me and it seems as though we can only recharge from a computer!
  16. zoff macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2010
    Just the opposite is true for me. When the bat. level gets to about 10% I have to charge with the AC adapter. iPhone 3G 16 GB iOS4 (jailbroken)
  17. EndangeredApple macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2011
    Give it time

    I pulled my iPhone 3G out of my pocket to find it would not turn on. I tried resetting and all that but nothing worked. Plugged it into my computer and all I got was the green screen. I searched for the problem and a solution, leaving it plugged in. It must have solved itself because after a little while it started with the Apple logo, gave me the low battery sign, and was recognized by my computer. Now working fine. For some reason it says the battery was completely dead even though I charged it a couple hours earlier.
  18. ammar55 macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2011
    green screen

    same thing happend to me that green screen , i m trying ur solution but it is not working !!
    it does not start again even i charged it through computer for haf n hours.
  19. ammar55 macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2011
    how long did it take?
    i have done the same and it has been like 10 mins but still green lite is flashing in my heart!


    Im my case apple logo does not appeal ,
    when i hold the resting buttom for 5 sec , the green light appears again
  20. t-munny macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2010
    good advice

    Thanks for the useful solution for an unintuitive situation. Still applies to a 3GS running iOS 5.
  21. gobol macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2011
    "This problem means that you need to replace your iPhone battery" .. that's what they said to me at apple when I told them that my iPhone turns off and won't turn on again unless i plugged it to a computer.

    This problem didn't happen to my iPhone when it was on iOS 4.x.x

    This problem has nothing to do with Winterboard or your iOS version.

    I didn't change my iPhone battery yet to see if they were right about that.

    I hope this info helps.

    iPhone 3GS / Old Bootrom / Jailbroken by redsn0w on iOS 5.0.1
  22. Freezorro macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2012
    did anybody fixed the green screen problem?
    My jailbroken iPhone 3GS just died.

    It was running on 5.0.1, then (how stupid I was) I updated to 5.1 and the problem started.

    Thanks for help
  23. deathre456 macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2012
    My Solution

    When i plugged it to the wall, it had the green screen, but it didn't have the green screen when it had battery. So I just left it in the wall for a while without checking it and it came back to the back screen.
  24. kobi07 macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2012
    Thank you to everyone for sharing, was really panicing before I found this thread :confused:.

    Charged the battery up to 10% and it came back, lesson learnt.
  25. Bill383 macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2014

    There is a temporary fix, at least for me it worked. Just put the iphone in and out of dfu mode a few times and it may work. There is a possibility that it will not work. On me it did, on you it might not. It is temporary because if the iphone runs out of battery or you turn it off it gets the green screen of death again. You might need to restore it with itunes when you are done backing up your contacts, photos, videos, etc.

    P.S On me battery is working fine so it might not need a replacement

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