Please help - my jailbroken phone has gone crazy!!!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Rxiesling, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. Rxiesling macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I jailbroke and unlocked my iPhone two days ago using iJailbreak 0.5.3. Somehow today the phone has got into the endless loop of "Edit Home Screen" dialog, and reboot doesn't stop it.
    Any way to stop it without restore?
    When I try to restore, I cannot even put the phone into "recovery" mode. According to the instruction, I have to hold both power and home button until Apple logo appears, then release power but still hold home button until "connect to iTunes" appears. But "connect to iTunes" does not appear, it goes into "Edit Home Screen" loop again.
    Please help!!! My phone is 1.1.2 upgraded to 1.1.3.
    Thank you.
    Rxiesling
     
  2. jeffmc macrumors 6502

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    reset it (hold down both buttons for 5 seconds)

    let it boot up, you should be able to restore it via iTunes 7.4.2 without restore mode.

    or you can try to put it in restore mode by holding both home and unlock buttons until you reach the plug into itunes prompt

    once you restore it, run iJailbreak, then use anySIM 1.3 to re-unlock it

    you should be fine, it's definitely just a software issue.
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Connect to iTunes and Restore using iTunes.

    If that doesnt help, connect iphone to electric outlet and retry to put the iphone on DFU
     
  4. jeffmc macrumors 6502

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    you cannot restore in itunes 7.6 without an valid sim card unless it's in DFU
     
  5. Rxiesling thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much. I finally got it into recovery mode, restored, jailbroken and unlocked again.
    Sorry for the panic post. I was a total newbie on hacking iPhone. Now I can do it as many times as needed with no fear :)
     
  6. domness macrumors 6502a

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    Haha good.

    It's always a relief when you know that no matter what errors occur when trying to jailbreak or w/e.. you can always restore the software ;)
     
  7. GadgetNeil macrumors newbie

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    this thread relates to a question I have.
    I'm a bit worried about getting an iphone, and it ending up "bricked" - but am I correct in understanding that if that happened, it would always be possible to just restore it to the OOTB state?
     
  8. Rxiesling thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't know about other OOTB version, but in my case everything does seem to go back to OOTB after restoring from iTunes in recovery mode. My iPhone is 1.1.2 OOTB upgraded to 1.1.3. The whole process is quite easy and smooth. In fact I did it twice yesterday, and found that the endlessly looping "Edit Home Screen" dialog was actually because I changed OpenSSH password. I should have searched related posts here.
     

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