system does not recognize iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by anirudh, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. anirudh macrumors 6502

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    #1
    My iphone is stuck on recovery. Any ideas how to get it working?? I dont mind restoring it either. I just want clear steaps how to do it. When I try connecting my phone to any windows system, it says FOUND NEW HARDWARE: USB DRIVE.. And then after some time, it says that the USB DEVICE WASNT INSTALLED PROPERLY.. and so the system does not detect the iphone at all.. so what do i do>>>
     
  2. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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  3. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

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    RESTORE IPHONE:
    Step-by-Step

    1) Close all programs and restart computer.
    2) Open iTunes and plug in powered off iPhone with direct USB connection.
    3) If iTunes fails to connect to iPhone...continue to #4, if it does...restore.
    4) Shut DOWN iTunes again.
    5) Power OFF the iPhone & Disconnect from computer. (Power off two ways-one will work, hold home and sleep button until off or just hold sleep button until off)
    6) Hold down Home button & connect to computer using direct connected USB cable (keep holding down the home button until iTunes sees it).
    7) It should go into recovery mode and iTunes should recognise it.
    8) If you want to recover to previous software version, Hold Alt/Shift and click restore in iTunes. Then select the old update version.

    DFU MODE:
    Step-by-Step

    1. Turn the iPhone ON
    2. CONNECT it to the computer with a DIRECT USB connection.
    3. Make sure iTunes is open so you'll know when it enters DFU mode.
    4. HOLD the Power/Sleep-Wake button AND the Home button for 10 seconds.
    5. RELEASE only the Power/Sleep-Wake button and continue to hold the Home button.
    6. WAIT until iTunes recognizes the phone in DFU Restore mode (in Windows a bubble pops up saying it recognized new hardware "DFU Mode" or something to that effect)
    The last step may take SOME TIME, like, say, even 60 seconds or so.
    The screen should be OFF (black), if you see the "Connect to iTunes" logo, START OVER.
    It may take a few tries to do the steps just right, just reboot
    (hold both Power/Sleep-Wake AND Home until the Apple logo appears and the phone turns back on) then try again.
    7. Then restore the iphone
     

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