IPhone unresponsive [deals with Ziphone]

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by kenbs305, May 9, 2008.

  1. kenbs305 macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2008
    Hi, I'm new here and in need of some assistance. I already the comments I'm going to get for being a newb and not knowing much of what I am talking about, but I need the help.

    Ok, my situation is a very odd one.

    I was given an iPhone by a relative, I was told she had found it and decided to give it to me. Everything on it worked fine and then one day my brother took it and it fell and the turn off/on button was damaged. I didn't get too upset. Yesterday I found out about the ZiPhone and decided to give it a shot. I installed the program, had 1.1.4 and then I decided for it to do it all [activate, unlock, and jailbreak]. 45 seconds came and went and after a while it just stayed stuck saying "searching for iPhone..." by that time, my phone went dark and I didn't know what to do so I panicked and stopped the process, closed ZiPhone and tried to restart my iPhone by hitting the home button. It won't respond. I tried connecting it to the computer, iTunes doesn't read it and I don't know what do.

    May someone please help me. :(
  2. Labi macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2005
    Press and hold the home button until iTunes recognises it. Then start ZiPhone.
  3. kenbs305 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2008
    It still won't turn on
  4. fendushi macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2007
    :( Doesn't sound good, sorry.

    Have you held the top button (not the round one) for more than 10 seconds?
  5. spinstorm macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2007
    ZiPhone can BREAK iPhones. You should NEVER use it. If you did some more research you would have found that out.

    First of all... Hold the "Sleep" and "Home" buttons until the Apple logo appears and then let go. This will reset the phone and it will start up - it may go into the phone home screen in which case test the phone make sure everything works.

    If not then you will have to restore the phone - connect the phone to your computer and start itunes. Hold the "sleep" and "home" buttons until the Apple logo appears but this time LET GO OF THE sleep button but keep pressing the home button. iTunes will detect the phone and tell you to restore it.

    If it restores it successfully then use iLiberty to unlock/jailbreak from www.iphoneproject.com.

    If you have any other issues report back. And don't worry just because the phone doesn't turn on or respond when you try and use it does not mean you can't restore - restore ALWAYS works. Of course whether ziPhone did any perm. damage to the phone you won't know until it is up and running.
  6. kenbs305 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2008
    Thanks but my main problem is that the "sleep" button doesn't work for me. My brother went to the gym with it and when he came back that button didn't work at all.

    Is there a way to fix that and then possibly I could have a chance of turning on the iPhone? And ftr, thank you all for the assistance.
  7. spinstorm macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2007
    Unless he physically broke the button then it DOES work.

    Just because the screen does not respond when you press it once does not mean it doesn't work.

    Follow my instructions and your phone WILL restart and be restorable at least.
  8. fendushi macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2007
    Let's be fair here.... any unlocking software can break iPhones, not just Ziphone.

    Most bad comments about Ziphone are from people that haven't used Ziphone at all (jumped on the bash Ziphone bandwagon) or have bad experiences with previous versions and haven't tried 3.0. (I'm NOT reffering to you spinstorm :) )

    I've used Ziphone 3.0 five times on my own iPhone to see if it would screw it up (a reason for me to get the upcoming 3g iPhone if it did :D ). 5 out of 5 times, flawless... no problems. No greyed wifi, YouTube fix works first go everytime. It was quick... one click and it's done. I've also used it on a friend's iPhone and my 2 iPod Touches with no issues.

    I've even upgraded my iPhone BootLoader using Bootneuter to 4.6 (Yes it's possible now! So all Ziphone processes are reversible), restore and re-run Ziphone to downgrade to 3.9 just to see if it screws up. No problems.

    My iPhone functions 100% for 2 days till I decided to try iLiberty+ to see the differences in the 2. Ziphone 3.0 is much easier to use. iLiberty+ is just as good though, just more time consuming with more user options (I'm writing on behalf of newbies here who are new at this. After all, isn't that why you want to use Ziphone in the first place cause it's so easy to use? ;) ).

    The reported wifi issue only occurs if you proceed with the "fix wifi" feature. It is disabled by default. You won't get that problem if you do the standard process.

    I'm sick of reading bad comments about Ziphone from people who obviously haven't tried it and want to jump on the bandwagon...

    To be fair to the folks who have used Ziphone 3.0 and are having real problems... for the record, I have ran Ziphone 3.0 eight times with 2 previously unlocked iPhones (both week 41, OTB 1.1.1, 3.9BL) upgraded from 1.1.2 to 1.1.4, and 2 iPod Touches (both 16GB, week 38) upgraded from 1.1.3 to 1.1.4.

    Maybe most problems occur if you have a week 45 and over iPhone with 4.6BL and Ziphone 3.0 was used and downgraded the BL to 3.9? I don't have a Week 45+ iPhone, so I can't test that theory. :eek:
  9. spinstorm macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2007
    You have to consider that I am not saying it will ALWAYS break your phone.

    If it did that then no one would use it - but because of the way it is coded and the way it works (which is different from iLiberty) there is a chance that your phone will get permanently messed up by ZiPhone.

    Sure when it works (as it seems to most times) it works well - but as I have said before it is a question of risk...

    Why risk your expensive phone by using software which can cause such serious issues when iLiberty is available and doesn't cause any issues... that is the main point...
  10. Darkster macrumors newbie


    Sep 2, 2018
    Seems that my iphone doesn't connect with ziphone.. he keeps searching for it...
    Is there anything you can do about that? cause Ive been searching for a decent program and found one but doesn't seem to work?!?

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