Help think i might of broken my iphone

Hi i plugged my iphone into my pc and itunes went to download and then install the latest software,after this i get a message on itunes saying "itunes has detected a iphone in recovery mode,you must restore this iphone before it can be used in i tunes,the problem is now when i switch my phone on it shows a image of the usb pointing to itunes logo

is there anything i can do??

thanks for the help in advance

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You need to reset it but I cant remember how try googleing that question, i'm sure someone will tell you in a min:thumbsup:

plug into itunes and click restore...hey presto

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boothy;6148975

plug into itunes and click restore...hey presto



done all that now says not correct sym in phone,i had jail broken my phone and unlocked it before this happend and was using my vodafone sim fine.do i nee to unlock it again now?my phone wont get past no sim installed should i unlock it again

i hope you get it sorted bud sorry i cant help

you've unjailbroken it by installing the new firmware. You'll need to jailbreak it again

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strobez1977;6149026

done all that now says not correct sym in phone,i had jail broken my … done all that now says not correct sym in phone,i had jail broken my phone and unlocked it before this happend and was using my vodafone sim fine.do i nee to unlock it again now?my phone wont get past no sim installed should i unlock it again



i know how to fix this.

Verrrrrry simples.

1) put the sim card you wanna use in your phone now
2) restore with 3.0.1 update
3) dont restore backup yet - run redsnow
4) install ultrasnow via wifi n cydia
5) signal will work on reboot.
6) restore your backup.

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vibeone;6149330

i know how to fix this.Verrrrrry simples.1) put the sim card you wanna … i know how to fix this.Verrrrrry simples.1) put the sim card you wanna use in your phone now2) restore with 3.0.1 update3) dont restore backup yet - run redsnow4) install ultrasnow via wifi n cydia5) signal will work on reboot.6) restore your backup.



hi it wont let me restore,the option is no longer coming up in itunes,its syaing

The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported

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fair point. My fault. Put official sim in, restore, let it complete, but take sim card out immediately after it finishes (it shouldnt hurt if you take it out during either), then put sim to be used in, youll get no signal obviously, then to the rest of the points i put above.

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vibeone;6149649

fair point. My fault. Put official sim in, restore, let it complete, … fair point. My fault. Put official sim in, restore, let it complete, but take sim card out immediately after it finishes (it shouldnt hurt if you take it out during either), then put sim to be used in, youll get no signal obviously, then to the rest of the points i put above.



i dont have official sim should i try and get hold of a 02 sim card?

strobez1977;6149664

i dont have official sim should i try and get hold of a 02 sim card?


You'll need an iPhone sim

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strobez1977;6149664

i dont have official sim should i try and get hold of a 02 sim card?


i have a better idea. but sim card in, connect phone. let itunes come up with the usual error.

Hold down the HOME + Power buttons together (while the phone is on and connected) for exactly 10 seconds (while the screen is blank). after 10 seconds, release the power button, but hold the home button down until windows redetects your phone as summut like apple mobile device. the screen will remain black, but itunes will pop up and say it needs to be restored.

now you can restore.

(because you had your voda (or whatever) sim in when you did this, itll not try and activate, so you can go and redsn0w and ultrasn0w it, followed by restore.

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t0mm;6149685

You'll need an iPhone sim


no he wont - not with my method also a normal o2 sim card would still work, doesnt have to be iphone sim.

t0mm;6149685

You'll need an iPhone sim



or a mate with a mac who can activate with pwnage

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boothy;6149708

or a mate with a mac who can activate with pwnage


you dont need either - just follow the vibeone method for world iphone-related domination.

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vibeone;6149692

i have a better idea. but sim card in, connect phone. let itunes come … i have a better idea. but sim card in, connect phone. let itunes come up with the usual error.Hold down the HOME + Power buttons together (while the phone is on and connected) for exactly 10 seconds (while the screen is blank). after 10 seconds, release the power button, but hold the home button down until windows redetects your phone as summut like apple mobile device. the screen will remain black, but itunes will pop up and say it needs to be restored.now you can restore.(because you had your voda (or whatever) sim in when you did this, itll not try and activate, so you can go and redsn0w and ultrasn0w it, followed by restore.



i see what ya saying m8,when i look for the iphone restore .ipsw i can see any files with that extension,i placed it in the Pwnage folder as told buy the guide

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i downloaded the fimware but its not showing as i .ispw file it will only update it if it finds a ispw file,i even tried unziping it but still no ispw file to be found,am i missing somthing silly?

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massmail666;6150126

dont download firmwware with internet explorer, use firefox, there's a … dont download firmwware with internet explorer, use firefox, there's a known issue with IE.


thats good to know, i get asked a lot about this stuff, and ahve seen the .zip problem before.

thanks!

btw, think OP is sorted now
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