PLZ HELP - iPhone not working, updating!!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by JasonBourne1, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. JasonBourne1 macrumors regular

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    Tried to JB my iPhone 4 from iOS 4.1, but it wouldn't work because I was using Lion SP2. I tried again and I kept getting the same error message. Now my phone is not working. I went into iTunes to update and I keep getting this error message.
    Please can anyone help.

    'iPhone has been detected in recovery mode' is the message I keep getting.
     
  2. v66jack macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried a pressing the lock and home button at the same time and holding them down for a few seconds? Should reset the device
     
  3. JasonBourne1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I've tried that - still not working
    I've tried on two different computers as well - Mac and PC at work, still no luck.
     
  4. v66jack macrumors 6502a

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    I presume you can't do a factory re-set either?
     
  5. JasonBourne1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well thats what Im trying to do but half way through the process it stops and brings up that message again.
     
  6. funwithamar macrumors regular

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    wait what's lion sp2????
     
  8. JasonBourne1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Developer version of Lion.

    'DO NOT restore to a stock fw' - what does that mean, whats stock 'fw'

    I cant follow the instructions if the phone doesnt even switch on. I keep getting the connect to itunes image on the phone.
     
  9. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    You're kidding, right? It's the pre-release code for the next version of OSX and it's mind boggling that anyone would try jailbreaking using it. How many variables can you toss into the mix and still reasonably expect success? Might as well toss in a pre-release copy of Parallels running a pre-release version of Windows 8.
     
  10. funwithamar macrumors regular

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    just use a stable os version like snow leopard and follow the tutorial link i gave u .

    stock firmware is the original firmware that apple provides
    and it does not matter if u are stuck in recovery mode because pwnage tool will make u put ur device in DFU mode before u restore
    u are required to create a custom firmware using the pwnage tool and restore to that CUSTOM fw in itunes .
     
  11. funwithamar macrumors regular

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    hehe ...
    i knw what lion is just wasnt sure about the sp2 and why some one would use that for jailbreaking purposes
     
  12. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    k - we're on the same page. :)
     
  13. JasonBourne1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, I know it was a stupid mistake. I wasn't thinking.

    How do I prevent it from restoring it to Stock FW? Basically any update and restore is not working.
     
  14. funwithamar macrumors regular

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    the tutorial is quite detailed and complete, it has everything u'll need.

    and to ans your question :
    be sure to select the newly created custom .ipsw file instead of the one u downloaded from apple servers when u restore in itunes.
     
  15. JasonBourne1, Apr 5, 2011
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    JasonBourne1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Right, Ill give it a bash.
    First thing would be to get this dreaded Lion off my Mac!

    When you say custom .ipsw file, Im presuming this the FW I downloaded from iClarified.com?
     
  16. gngan macrumors 68000

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    OMFG. Just go to the site and READ THE TUTORIAL! All your questions are answered there. Someone gave your a good tutorial site and you keep asking questions that's answered if you actually read it!
     

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