Ugh...No one can help me, Please help?! iPhone 3g troubles...

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Candii, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Candii macrumors newbie


    Mar 21, 2012
    Hi, the name is Candace. Please read everything I have to say. Most people scan through and give me advice I've already tried. Anyways...So I got one of my friend's iPhones the other day, I'm suppose to help him fix it. His iPhone is on firmware 3.1.3 as of right now, and is stuck in recovery mode. On top of that, I can't stick his iPhone into DFU mode WITH the home or lock buttons. So PLEASE don't tell me to hold down the Power/lock button followed by the home button and so on, because it doesn't work for me. Here's the history with this iPhone...
    -This is the second time I've had to help him with this iPhone. So the first time I got it, it's firmware was 4.2.1, it was stuck in Recovery mode, wouldn't go into DFU mode with Redsn0w, wouldn't kick out of recovery mode with almost anything I tried...Basically the same stuff its doing now. Finally I came across a video that said my buttons might be broken or something, that maybe I should try downgrading with TinyUmbrella. I downloaded firmware 3.1.3 because that was what the guy in the video told me to do...and I went through the steps of downgrading with the real firmware of 3.1.3 and the custom firmware or 3.1.3 Finally, when it was done, I had fixed his iPhone. I gave it back. He put his stuff back on there, and iTunes gave him a warning telling him he needed to upgrade to a higher firmware or his apps wouldn't work. So he did. Which made him go right back to the recovery mode screen. and here we are.
    -So I can downgrade again, but his apps may not work, and his iphone may not work quite right. Pretty much to sum this all up...I'm trying to find a way to restore this bastard without holding down the buttons to put it in DFU mode, so I can kick it out of recovery, to maybe boot it up with a perfectly good iOS 4 Firmware. No luck so far because no one knows a surefire way exactly on how to do it. Any thing that would help would be great.
    -Thank You!
  2. moonman239 macrumors 68000

    Mar 27, 2009
    Hi Candance,

    I will help you as best as I can. I jailbroke a 3G not too long ago on 4.2.1.

    First of all, you'll want to download a piece of software that is capable of putting it in DFU mode. I believe redsn0w (or some other jailbreak software) can do this. Then you can update to iOS 4.2.1.
    Second, there's a specific version of redsn0w that worked for me when the jailbreak software I tried didn't work. I don't recall what it was, but you might be able to pull it up by Googling "4.2.1 jailbreak." Maybe a forum member will be nice enough to take a guess as to what version I'm talking about.
  3. batotman macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2012
    My sister was ready to trash her old 3G a couple months ago because it wouldn't boot at all. I'm pretty certain I used the latest Redsn0w.

    I believe I clicked Extras then Recovery Fix.
  4. ninjaw95 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2011
    honestly, keep that **** on 3.1.3 an iphone 3g on anything higher will be so ****in slow.

    ive had that DFU issue to where it seems unresponsive, just keep trying until it works... took me about 2 hrs to finally get my friends iPhone into dfu mode.

    Redsn0w > Extras > Fix recovery will fix it most of the time. if iPad BB is on it youll need pwned dfu mode.

    gl o.o

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