Resolved Need help to revive 3GS - Stuck at Apple logo

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by tchgrl, May 27, 2013.

  1. tchgrl, May 27, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2013

    tchgrl macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone.

    I have a problem and hope that you will be able to help me with my predicament.

    I recently have bought a secondhand 3GS with iOS 4.3.3 version. Before doing anything, I had used iFaith to dump my SHSH blobs. Unfortunately I wasnt able to due to a n88ap error. Since I have jailbroken a couple of 3GS and I have a list of apps that I deemed safe to install, I shouldnt have any issue. I proceeded to jailbreak. No issue there.

    However I decided to try out Springtomize and after respringing, I couldnt find my Settings app. I thought it was a Springtomize issue and proceeded to remove/re-installing it, still no Settings. To cut the story short, I found that the Settings icon has moved itself to a third page by itself. *sheepish*. Then I decided to perform some more tweaking. I saved Springboard.app from Core Services onto my laptop, and proceeded to remove some of the unnecessary .png. I did notice that some of the .png files have strange symbols in them... for example: SwitcherIconShadow~iphone.png. I thought these were changes made by Springtomize. However I have undone the settings changes in Springtomize. At this point, I was still able to access the iPhone until I decided to reboot. Now I am stuck in the apple logo screen.

    As I thought I may have corrupted some files, I transferred the saved SpringBoard.app folder over to the phone via SSH. I also changed the com.apple.SystemPowerProfiledefaults.plist but have reverted the change.

    I really do not want to restore to the latest version, and would like to stay at 4.3.3.

    Can anyone help me?

    Thank you.
     
  2. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

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    Are you able to SSH back in and view error logs to see where the boot process is haulted?
     
  3. tchgrl, May 28, 2013
    Last edited: May 28, 2013

    tchgrl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes Im able to SSH into the phone. However I am not able to find any syslogs from var/logs/. The only logs that I can find are lockdownd.log and keybagd.log. These are the following errors respectively:

    Mon May 27 23:40:17 2013 pid=19 (0x128d000) handle_connection: Could not receive USB message #5 from unknown. Killing connection

    Sun May 26 19:48:39 2013 pid=18 (0x3ed8f48c) main: System Keybag loaded

    Are there other logs in some other places? Kindly direct.
     
  4. tchgrl, May 29, 2013
    Last edited: May 29, 2013

    tchgrl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sigh...no joy yet...

    From the thread from imore, it seems that if I get someone with a 4.3.3 3GS and replace the Springboard.plist files, I may have a shot at unbricking it?

    Im able to connect to the 3GS with iFUNBOX and see my apps there....its a case of so-near-but-yet-so-far!

    Edit: There is anomaly here. Look at the internal storage size !
     

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