"Special" found on Home-Screen on my iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by funsheep, May 30, 2009.

  1. funsheep macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    since yesterday there is the word "special" printed under the time on the application screens. And i don't know why and when it went there. I have the 3G iPhone and the newest firmware. I didn't do anything special with my phone, it just popped up there. Even going into the flight mode and back doesn't change anything (during the flight mode the word is not there).

    Maybe some of you guys can bring some light into this.


    Regards,
    sheep
     

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  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    Try doing a hard reboot (Hold the sleep and home button until phone turns off), hopefully that fixes it.
     
  3. AeroUK macrumors 6502

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    I had that once, it said 'Grace' in the same place when I woke the phone from sleep.

    It was the Jeff Buckley song that I had been playing in iTunes. Make sure you have not been playing a song called 'Special' and left it running.

    Aaron
     
  4. unixfool macrumors 6502a

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  5. jmann macrumors 604

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    Post of the day. :D

    Very clever.
     
  6. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    Don't lie. You are obviously using the phone on TMobile which means you did unlock it and jailbreak it.

    And the other poster is probably right, it is probably a song you had playing in iTunes that got stuck on the screen.
     
  7. unixfool macrumors 6502a

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    Was wondering if anyone would catch that one! :)
     
  8. zephead macrumors 68000

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    It depends on where he bought it. If he bought it in Germany, for example, T-Mobile is a legitimate carrier of the iPhone there. But, if he bought it in the US, then it's definitely unlocked.
     
  9. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    True. I was just assuming he was from the US since the iPhone language in his picture is set to english.
     
  10. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    That's why everyone hates America, cause most Americans think the world revolves around them.

    Apart from that, a hard reboot should fix it... as stated earlier. That's what I love about the iPhone, it's an incredibly complex piece of technology, yet a simple reset will fix most problems. Remeniscent of my old Nokias.
     
  11. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Your assumption should really have been he was from the UK then.
     
  12. striatedglutes macrumors 6502

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    What if you are a legit American AT&T user, but travel to Germany and connect to a T-mobile tower? What does it say?
     
  13. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    I'd assume it would say T-Mobile, when I'm in Wales mine says O2.
     

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