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Bricked iPhone 4 help

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by brickharbor, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. brickharbor

    brickharbor Junior Member

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    I have no idea where to post this thread.

    I tried to update to iOS 6 last night over wifi and it failed twice so I tried on my laptop and it failed again, my phone went into recovery mode and the next thing I know the screens black and lifeless (presumably bricked). The phone was currently jailbroken but I've never encountered a problem updating software on a previously jailbroken phone.

    My laptop and iTunes wont pick up the phone and I've tried every button combination I can think of. Downloaded Redsn0w, Recboot and absinthe and none of those will register the phones connected either.

    Anyone got any ideas at all?
     
  2. NeoPat

    NeoPat Power Member

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    Try restoring the iphone to a earlier firmware so download the last firmware and then connect your iphone to your laptop or computer go to itunes and your iphones dashboard hold shift and click on restore and navigate to where you saved the firmware click on it and it should restore
     
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    iTunes wont detect that the phones plugged in so I cant do that and if I try and put it into DFU mode it doesn't work either.
     
  4. NeoPat

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    Put the iphone into DFU mode
     
  5. brickharbor

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    I think I edited my last post just as you said that..
     
  6. NeoPat

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    Tried these mate?:
    First of all reset your iphone so hold the power and home button for 5-10secs:
    Hold down the home button.
    Then hold the home button
    While still holding the home button, connect your iDevice to your computer. (The computer you use to sync with iTunes.)
    When you see a screen with a USB cable and a picture of the iTunes icon, you can let go of the home button.
    Restore your iDevice with iTunes using the restore instructions in the previous section.

    That's one way to enter DFU mode that you can do while your device is still connected to your computer. Another is:
    Make sure your device is off.
    Hold the power and home buttons for 10 seconds.
    Release the power button but continue holding the home button for 10 more seconds.
    Release the home button
    Restore your iDevice with iTunes using the restore instructions in the previous section.
    You may have done these already post back if they dont work il carry on looking up
     
  7. brickharbor

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    Yea tried that and a few variations of it, no matter what I do there just seems to be no life in it.
     
  8. NeoPat

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    And your sure your iphone is fully charged or has sufficient battery? Just getting the basics outvthe way mate mot trying to offend you try putting it om charge

    Try a reset of the iPhone connected to your wall charger ie charging you might need to hold it for 20secs
     
  9. brickharbor

    brickharbor Junior Member

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    Haha yea it's charged, left it on charge for a few hours and the phone has always worked fine. Tried that last night and today, it's just baffling me as I've never encountered this before and I've always managed to unbrick iPhones.
     
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    take it to an apple store
    just sayin'
     
  11. brickharbor

    brickharbor Junior Member

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    It's not under warranty so they'll basically tell me to buy a new one.
     
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  12. NeoPat

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    Any chance you put it back on charge for 10mins and then tried to reset
     
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    It's been on charge for the last hour and I've literally just tried it.
     
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    They might tell you whats the problem as well and fix it there without any charge
     
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    The last time I went with a problem and the phone wasn't under warranty they just tried to make me pay £120 to fix it, I can imagine it'll only be the same again
     
  16. NeoPat

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    Hmm tricky situation lad lol keep on trying and have a look at softwares such as recboot and tinyumbrella you must have tried holding the power and home button for ages right lol
     
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    Ages isn't the word haha. I've tried Recboot and Tinyumbrella already, cant think of any others to try! Thanks for trying to help!
     
  18. NeoPat

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    Apples proper procedure as per HT1808, Unable to update or restore

    Plug the sync cable into your computer, but leave it disconnected from your iPhone
    Hole the sleep/wake and home buttons down until the phone powers off completely
    Set the phone down on a flat surface and hold the home button down
    While holding the home button down, connect the sync cable to your iPhone
    Continue holding the home button until you see the Sync to iTunes screen (iTunes logo & USB connector)
    If you have iTunes running, you should see the alert box stating the iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode


    If it won't update or show after doing this, you'll have to go to an Apple Store for diagnosis or call AppleCare for a replacement: as said by Apple
     
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    Already tried that a few times and no luck.
     
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    Anyone else have any ideas!?

    Edit: managed to bring it back to life! now battling the 3194 error! 5 minutes and my phone will be fixed! Thanks for your suggestions everyone.
     
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