My iPhone has just passed away. IOS 6 killed it

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PleasePleaseHel, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. PleasePleaseHel macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2012
    I downloaded IOS 6 to my iPhone 4, 8gb. That was about 6 hours ago. Since then the iPhone has not worked at all. It can't even switch on or off. There is just a black screen and a white Apple logo that flashes on and off every few seconds. I've tried rebooting. I've tried restoring it via iTunes and my Macbook. When I attempt to restore it seems to be working and then you get an error message at the end saying it is not suitable 'for this build' or words to that effect.

    My iPhone is dead. I had only had it for about 3 weeks.

    Does anyone have any suggestions
  2. hasanahmad macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2009
    Buy an iphone 5? The fact that you had a 4 means you were eligible for an upgrade by now
  3. fullmanfullninj macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2009
    Throw it into DFU mode and try? That or recovery mode is all that comes to mind at the moment.

    No, not necessarily. He has an 8GB iPhone, which means he got it when the 4S launched.
  4. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    Jan 7, 2012
    Location Location
    Put your iPhone into DFU mode (Google it)

    Download the correct iOS 6 software for your particular iPhone from here.
    (This website simply provides accessible download links direct from Apple's servers)

    Go into iTunes, press and hold alt (option) if you're on a Mac, or shift if you're on Windows, and click the RESTORE button.

    A finder window should pop up.

    Navigate to the .ipsw you just downloaded from the link above, and click it.

    The iPhone should restore correctly.
  5. quagmire macrumors 603


    Apr 19, 2004
    Since it is the 8 GB model he probably isn't eligible since the 8 GB model didn't come out until the 4S came out. But, it does mean he should still be under warranty. Go to the apple store and get it replaced.
  6. inselstudent macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2012
    I had the same issue with my iPad 3 when I tried updating to iOS 6. After some hours it suddenly worked, I think it was something with the Apple servers. Also, try restarting your computer and you iPhone, maybe that helped too.
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    From the OP:

  8. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Sounds like the OP bought a used iPhone or one on sale with contract.

    DFU restore.
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    We're dealing with a newbie who has no idea what that means.
  10. PleasePleaseHel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2012
    I bought a brand new phone on contract with the company Orange (UK)
  11. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Unless you fix it on your own, get it swapped.
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    not necessarily
  13. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    take it back. Bad phone.
  14. Love Juice macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2008
    as others have stated, start your phone is DFU mode. connect your phone to your mac or pc w/ itunes open, then enter dfu (basially hold power and home and count to 10, release the power button and continue to hold the home button and count to 7). itunes should give you a message that phone is in recovery mode. recover / restore through itunes.
  15. TSX macrumors 68030


    Oct 1, 2008
    If you have used tiny umbrella before, you have to go in and change the host file,This will fix the error.
  16. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    In which case it's still under warranty with Apple. If you have an Apple store within reasonable distance then you should make an appointment at the Genius Bar. They will swap it out for with another phone all be it from their brown box warranty stock. They may well update it for you too to iOS 6. That would be the best thing to do IMHO.
  17. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2011
    No, it isn't, because he bought it from Orange rather than Apple.

    This works differently in the EU.
  18. spikescot2005 macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2008
    Scotland, Glasgow
    No difference at all, just take it to an Apple store and they will resolve the issue for you.

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