Urgent Help!! Killed iTunes ability to detect iPhone, can't restore backup...

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by vegas-steven, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. vegas-steven macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2007

    So the night before thanksgiving I decided to pwn my iPhone with 2.2
    I already did this with 2.1 and my wifes iPod touch.

    So anyhow this is what I did:

    1. Download quickpwn 2.2
    2. Backup iPhone in iTunes
    3. Do a complete restore of my phone from 2.1 to 2.2

    But I Did NOT upgrade to the new iTunes... I just forgot.

    When prompted I restored my bacul in iTunes. This took a loooong time.
    When done I had some evidence of my jb such as a numerical battery indicator, strange yes?

    4. Run quickpwn which I've done before, but this time it went a little faster on the computer to say done... The phone took as long but the actual pc app took a little less time to get to the "finished" screen..

    Oh also the quickpwn app indicated my restored iPhone had been pwned already I think because I restored my backup

    Restarted and my phone was dead, just the apple loading screen...

    And then I could not enter dfu mode and have iTunes recognize the phone!

    I went and upgraded iTunes and the phone started to at lease be recognized by windows but still not iTunes. Adobe photo loader sees it and tries to get photos from it...

    Windows did see and install a dfu driver but I still could not get itunes to deal with it.

    So I took the phone to my iMac running native windows xp and had no problem installing iTunes and restoring the phone!

    Took phone back to myain machine and... Nothing.

    I backed up where my iPhone backup should be and put those files on mmy desktop. I then uninstalled itunes and reinstalled but nothing.

    I think I must have damaged iPhone drivers somewhere. I really need my backup of my phone book etc

    So what the hell... I can't figure this one out at all.
  2. jlake02 macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2008
    Maybe uninstall iTunes from the first machine and reinstall it with the newest version. If you had success on your other machine, the issue is definitely with your first machine's iTunes install.
  3. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2003
    No worries.

    It doesn't matter if you upgrade iTunes or not either.

    Just force your phone into recovery mode, restore it, and jailbreak again.

    Turn off your phone -> Plug it into a USB port while holding down the Home button -> Keeping holding the button down until the phone completes its boot process.

    You'll get a message in iTunes that says it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.

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