Stuck in Recovery Mode: help!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Argelius, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Argelius macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2005
    Stuck in Recovery Mode: help!
    Hope someone can help me with this.

    I've been a jailbreaker ever since the iPhone came out so I feel relatively "advanced", but I'm stumped with my current problem.

    I've been running a jailbroken 3G phone on ATT (so not unlocked). This morning I was playing around with SwapFont and my phone rebooted and got stuck on the apple logo screen. I tried doing a restore which completed...sort of. Now the phone is stuck in the recovery screen.

    When I hook up iTunes, I get the message "The iPod software update server could not be contacted" and my iPhone never shows up as a device.

    I've tried:
    [1]entering DFU mode
    [2]creating a new Account and restoring from there.
    [3] restoring on another computer (a PC).
    [4] launching QuickPwn (but it appears to never be able to see that an iPhone is attached).

    Am I hosed? I really have read through the forums here and couldn't find a solution (so I didn’t just leap to posting a question before researching).

    Your help would be most appreciated!

  2. Argelius thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2005
    I figured out the problem.

    Evidently, unbeknownst to me, my Internet connection (via Ethernet) at work has started blocking some traffic -- namely iTunes "ipod server". (Other than this there is no evidence that my Internet access is restricted; I have full web access including the iTunes store). When I disconnected the Ethernet and used the public WiFi access, iTunes was able to connect to "the server" and it then recognized my phone as being connected. With that, I was able to do a restore.
  3. gallegos02 macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2008
    I had the exact same problem yesterday with swapfont. I restored it. I then tried to jailbreak it to unlock it again it updated my firmware for some reason and now I am f'ed.
  4. Argelius thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2005
    After I finally got everything restored, I've vowed to avoid SwapFont.

    I played around with enough fonts to realize the problem is probably not with FontSwap itself, but with the occasional corrupt font file.

    Since I dont want to go through this again, I think I'll stay away from the fonts.

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