Jailbreak and factory reset

yka3010

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Nov 9, 2015
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Hey everyone!

My brother had jailbroken my iPhone 6, but he said that he now deleted it. So I thought it would be a good idea to factory reset the phone BUT the problem is that it has been resetting for over 24 hours!
And it turns out after 20-30 minutes if it has not been in the charger.

So what should I do? Is my phone dead? :(
 

MetalCores

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Apr 30, 2015
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Mosinee, WI
Just trying to understand what happened. He had a jail break on it and then removed it and now your trying to do a restore on the phone? Are you doing the restore through iTunes? Or did you do erase all content and settings from the phone itself?
 

yka3010

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Original poster
Nov 9, 2015
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Just trying to understand what happened. He had a jail break on it and then removed it and now your trying to do a restore on the phone? Are you doing the restore through iTunes? Or did you do erase all content and settings from the phone itself?
Yes, when i got the phone about a year ago he jailbroke it with Cydia or something, and then recently he deleted it.
I did a factory reset without itunes, but the phone wanted a code when doing it
 

MetalCores

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Apr 30, 2015
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Mosinee, WI
If you have a computer with iTunes try this. Turn the phone off. Hold the home button and with the home button held down plug the cord from the computer into the phone. Keep the home button held down until the iTunes logo comes up on the screen and then restore the phone through iTunes.
 

yka3010

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Nov 9, 2015
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I don't have iTunes - But can I just install it on my ASUS computer, or does it have to be an Apple computer?
 

eyoungren

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Sounds like your brother just deleted Cydia and assumed that doing that would remove the jailbreak. If that is the assumption, he assumed incorrectly.

Since about the first iOS 7 jailbreak, doing an Erase All Contents and Settings is a big no-no because it messes with the jailbreak system file and puts the iPhone in a bootloop. You would not have known that because you believed your brother when he told you the phone was no longer jailbroken.

I would start with what MetalCores suggests. If that does not work then you'll need to try a DFU upgrade and restore.
 

eyoungren

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Okay, thank you. What is a DFU upgrade?
DFU is a recover mode for iPhones. There's a certain combination of press and holds on the home button and the power button (and I always forget the combination). Just do a Google search for DFU mode and you'll get the instructions.

When you are in DFU mode NOTHING will show on the screen. But iTunes will detect an iPhone in recovery mode. If the firmware on the iPhone is lower than what is currently being signed by Apple, then iTunes will want to upgrade your iPhone to that firmware. The restore part restores your phone from either your backup or as new.

If the iPhone is on the same firmware as what is being signed iTunes will simply recover your iPhone and restore from backup or new.
 

yka3010

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Original poster
Nov 9, 2015
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Hold down Power and Home until the screen shuts off then let go.
I have connected it to iTunes but it wants a pin-code because my phone is pin-locked.. How am I supposed to write the code when the phone is not working? :((((
 

yka3010

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Nov 9, 2015
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So I have to wait till the phone dies, and then I have to "Hold the home button and with the home button held down plug the cord from the computer into the phone. Keep the home button held down until the iTunes logo comes up on the screen"

When I turn the phone off by holding the home and turn off button down, it just restarts by its own immediately
 

eyoungren

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Procedure.

1. Open iTunes
2. Connect iPhone to computer using lightning cable
3. Press and hold home button and power button simultaneously. Hold until screen shuts off then release. Do NOT keep holding them down once the screen shuts off.
4. Hold the Power button for 3 seconds.
5. Hold the Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds
6. Release the Power button but keep holding the Home button
7. After about 15 seconds you will be alerted by iTunes saying that it has detected a device in Recovery Mode. The screen on the iPhone should BE BLANK
8. Release the home button, upgrade and restore in iTunes

If number three will not work, no matter what you try then you'll have to wait until the phone shuts off on it's own before proceeding.
 
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yka3010

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 9, 2015
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Procedure.

1. Open iTunes
2. Connect iPhone to computer using lightning cable
3. Press and hold home button and power button simultaneously. Hold until screen shuts off then release. Do NOT keep holding them down once the screen shuts off.
4. Hold the Power button for 3 seconds.
5. Hold the Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds
6. Release the Power button but keep holding the Home button
7. After about 15 seconds you will be alerted by iTunes saying that it has detected a device in Recovery Mode. The screen on the iPhone should BE BLANK
8. Release the home button, upgrade and restore in iTunes

If number three will not work, no matter what you try then you'll have to wait until the phone shuts off on it's own before proceeding.
Thank you for using your time on this :)
 

yka3010

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Original poster
Nov 9, 2015
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OP did. He was under the impression that his brother had removed a previous jailbreak. His brother may have assumed that simply deleting Cydia wiped the jailbreak.

That's what I am thinking happened. Of course, simply deleting Cydia would not wipe the jailbreak.
I am a girl :)
 
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