Water damaged Iphone 3gs

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by marshallbedsaul, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    #1
    hello,
    I was given a free water damage 3gs today and the owner said it was not turned on in months after drop it was very slight he put it in a bag of rice and left it there for a month. So I check it out the water indicators are orange so water got in. But I noticed when I turn it on for the first time since this happen apple logo and than usb to itunes logo. So will the phone work with a update?

    Never been unlocked currently has
    3.1.3
    bb
    05.12.01-6.4_M3S2

    so any suggestions would be great

    also should I fully restore update it with current fw from itunes?
     
  2. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

    Crystal-RX

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    #2
    Did you connect it to your PC/Mac and did Itunes detect it? if Itunes dectects it and ask to update firmware, then it might be updated it. Sometime, when the iphone has water damage it will not detect by Itunes/pc and therefore, you can't update or do anything with it.
     
  3. marshallbedsaul thread starter macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    #3
    yes just connected it and download software screen lit up and software is now loading to the phone.
    using mbp
     
  4. marshallbedsaul thread starter macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    just finished up and said phone will restart and restore will be complete, so it did that and restarted and said iphone in recovery mode and needs to be updated with itunes?
    Not sure why it says this because this was just done :confused:
     
  5. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

    Crystal-RX

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    Very weird. Can you use Tiny umbrella to kick it out of recovery and see what happen?
     
  6. marshallbedsaul thread starter macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    #6
    yes i will do that now
    btw thank you for your help
     
  7. marshallbedsaul thread starter macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    99.9 percent perfect working order
    but when I go to turn on the camera the shutter just stays closed
    any solutions for this problem?
     
  8. marshallbedsaul thread starter macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    #8
    figured it out
    i had to take the phone apart again and adjust the camera works perfect now

    so I am now sitting at
    a usable iphone that works that was damaged!
    for freeee!!!!

    currently has
    4.2.1(8c148a)
    bb
    05.15.04

    is this able to be jailbroke?
    since its the most recent update?
    if so a link would be wonderful thank you
     
  9. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

    MaxBurn

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    #9
    Use the new greenp0ison to jailbreak there are a bunch of threads on it right here. Congratz on the phone!
     
  10. marshallbedsaul thread starter macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148a Safari/6533.18.5)

    Thank you gp is so simple! Phone is jb and unlocked now
     
  11. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

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