iPhone5 reset in chinese - looks like my phone is hacked

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hashah, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. hashah macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2014

    I woke up this morning to see my iPhone 5 showing the "Hola" screen. My 2 years old son occasionally resets it when he enters wrong pass code, so I thought it would be it. However, the screen I see is continuously switching between different languages. When I try to shut down, I see a message in some oriental language (Most prob chinese), with some audio in same language. I have reset it a few times but the problem persists.

    Please help me out as the phone is completely non-usable at the moment.

    iPhone 5, iOS 8.0.2
  2. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    Try restoring from an older backup or restore as new.
  3. hashah thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2014
    Thanks wxman2003,
    How can I restore to an older version when I can't get out of the reset screen. It won't allow me to do anything even when I try to power off, there is a message written in front of the slide to power off bar.
  4. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

    Feb 12, 2012
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
  5. fotomarc macrumors regular


    May 8, 2014
    Melbourne, Australia
    Look under Settings/General/Languages and change it back to Engwish
  6. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

    Mr. Buzzcut

    Jul 25, 2011
  7. hashah thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2014
    Great wxman2003,
    Restoring using iTunes worked a treat. Many thanks for your suggestion

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