iTunes & redsn0w not recognising iPhone 4 after attempted restore

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ceruleus, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. ceruleus macrumors newbie

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    Hi there - I rely on my iPhone for all my internet access (writing this in a cafe) so I'd be extremely grateful to anyone who can help with this problem in any way.

    A couple of days ago I tried to install some tweaks to my iPhone 4 via Cydia. This caused my phone to crash and I eventually decided to do a full restore. I put the phone in Pwned DFU mode via Redsn0w and then tried to restore. Unfortunately the restore didn't complete in iTunes, so I once again put the phone in DFU mode to try again. At this point I broke off, and on returning to the phone found that neither Redsn0w or iTunes was recognising it at all anymore. :(

    So far I've tried reinstalling iTunes, reinstalling my USB hardware and forcing the phone back into DFU mode with Tinyumbrella. Nothing seems to work and the phone screen remains blank. I can't understand what could be wrong as seemingly nothing happened between the phone successfully entering DFU mode the first couple of times and now nothing registering at all. Is there anything I can do that I haven't already tried? Many thanks.
     
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  3. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Try a different computer
    Make sure you are using an Apple USB cable
     
  4. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Tried exit recovery in redsn0w or TinyUmbrella?

    Did you hard reset?
     
  5. ceruleus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the suggestions so far. I'm going to try to see if a friend's laptop recognises it this weekend. I've contacted one repair place but they were going to charge £40 to look at it and I'm skeptical.
     
  6. KingShoot007 macrumors member

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    If you are using iOS 6 you cant restore with redns0w.It hasnt been updated to fully suport iOS 6
     
  7. ceruleus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's bad news, but thanks for letting me know. Does anyone know of any alternatives?
     
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