iPhone Restored a jailbroken iphone 3gs.. stuck on the apple logo, what do I do from here?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mbarrett001, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. mbarrett001 macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2012
    I just bought an iphone 3gs second hand and decided to restore it. I knew it was jail broken, but I didn't now factory restoring it would hurt it and possibly ruin the phone. I didn't sync it to my itunes because I was going to do that after I had gotten all of the previous things off of it, including the jailbreak. Now it has been 4 hours of the start up apple menu and I am freaking out. It will stay on the same screen, but still use up energy because it keeps dying and then rebooting, probably because its using too much energy obviously. How can I get my itunes to recognize it so I can put it in DFU mode? What do I do? Is there any hope left?:confused:
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    Assuming it does not have any hardware issues:
    Download the 5.1.1 IPSW to desktop.
    Make sure host file points to Apple
    Use Redsn0w to put the phone in pwnedDFU mode
    Use iTunes to navigate to the IPSW
    Choose set up as new, do not restore it to any backup
    Use Absinthe 2.0.4 if you wish to jailbreak

    iClarified.com has tutorials
  3. mbarrett001 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2012
    Okay I downloaded the 5.1.1 IPSW to my desktop, and when finished downloading I clicked on it and it just opened itunes, is that right? What is a host file? Should I download redsn0w now?

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