Wife's iPhone appears to be dead - help please

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by rapidj, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. rapidj macrumors regular

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    My wife put her 2g iphone (unlocked and jailbroken) on the wall charger last night. This morning, it would not start. She held down the power button, the home button, both in conjuction with each other. Nothing. She hooked it the mac, it did not bring up itunes and no sign of any power.

    I thought maybe battery might have died, but wouldn't I see something when plugged in?

    If it the battery, how do I take it in to have it replaced if I can't restore settings so they don't know i've jailbroken.unlocked?

    Is there a hard restart i'm missing? I thought it was holding down the power and home button together.

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Try plug it into your computer, hold both the Power and Home for 10 seconds, release the Power button but keep hold of the Home button for another 10 seconds.

    If you did it correctly, iTunes should say it has found a device in recovery mode.

    Give it a try, tell us what happens.

    Also, if you were interested in hard resetting I think there's two ways. The first is holding just the Power button until the iPhone turns off, the other is holding both the home and power for around 10 seconds, but nothing else (unlike DFU mode where as I mentioned earlier you then hold the Home button for a further 10 seconds).
     
  3. rapidj thread starter macrumors regular

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    If I try to hard reset as you described or put it into recovery mode, do I have to continue with re-jailbreaking and unlocking similar to when I originally unlocked?
     
  4. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    If it has gotten into a postition where a DFU restore is required, yes. You will have to re-jailbreak and unlock it I'm afraid.

    However if you manage to fix it by hard resseting or anything else that doesn't require a restore, you shouldn't need to re-jailbreak or unlock again.

    Good luck :)
     
  5. rapidj thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. rapidj thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hard reset did the trick. Didn't have to hook it to itunes and more importantly, re-jailbreaking and re-unlocking was uneccessary. Thank for your help
     

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