iPhone 3GS restarting itself

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  1. kcheleb

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    Hello everyone, I'm new here and I apologize if this is not the proper place to post this .. I would like some help please

    I have an 8GB 3GS iPhone with iOS 5.0.1 installed,
    Lately I’ve been experiencing a problem with the iPhone that I noticed started when I installed iOS 5.0.
    I thought updating to 5.0.1 would fix it but it hasn’t and the problem is still there

    Basically my problem is that the iPhone keeps restarting/rebooting itself every 5 or so minutes. What’s funny about this is that this ONLY happens when I’m in this one area…my classroom in the basement at school
    Whenever I am anywhere else the phone does not do this. However, as soon as I go to that classroom my phone will start restarting/rebooting itself every 5 minutes. One thing about that classroom is that I get absolutely no signal there, or if I am lucky then I may get 1 bar for a few seconds before it disappears.
    This problem is really driving me crazy and I’m not sure what to do. I tried restoring the iPhone but that did not fix the problem, and like I said I updated to 5.0.1 and hoped that it would fix the problem but it hasn’t.
    When I was on iOS 4 this problem never occurred
    NOTE: my iPhone is not jailbroken, I have not jailbroken it with iOS 5 or 5.0.1

    Anyone have any ideas or suggestions? Anyone else experiencing this problem?
     
  2. Rugaby

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    Has to be something with the cellular service. Confusing the phone. Try switching it to airplane before entering your classroom. At least then you will know for sure it is the lack of/searching for cell service that is causing it to reboot.
     
  3. kcheleb

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    I think I did that once, and the problem still occurred. But I will try it again to make 100% sure
     
  4. Rugaby

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    Also look and see in settings if you have roaming on or off. May try toggling 3G and cellular service on and off.
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  5. kcheleb

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    I actually ALWAYS have "Enable 3G" and "Cellular Data" OFF because I currently don't have a data plan.
    I use my iPhone with WiFi
     
  6. kcheleb

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    Just an update on the situation. When I went to class today I put the phone on airplane mode before going in and the phone still kept restarting during class

    When I left class I turned airplane mode off and the phone restarted maybe 1 or 2 times after that and then it was fine, stopped restarting ...

    Also, my phone isn't under warranty so I wouldn't be able to take it to Apple :(
     
  7. Rugaby

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    That is crazy weird. The only place it restarts itself is in your classroom. Never when you are at the mall or home or store?
     
  8. Europa

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    1. Is this a factory unlocked iPhone?
    2. Have you ever or are you now using ultrasn0w?
    3. Which carrier and baseband do you have?
    4. Have you tried resetting your network settings?
    5. Are you restoring to factory settings or from backup?
     
  9. RoofMonkey

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    What type of classroom setting? I'm picturing the classroom being wrapped up in a faraday cage or your working with EMP's maybe. :D
     
  10. Rugaby

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    Said basement classroom. I am intrigued for sure since it did it in airplane mode. I thought for sure it was a searching for service type of problem. Must be some weird waves bouncing around his class room causing it to restart.
     
  11. RoofMonkey

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    Where is this classroom at, location wise? Groom Lake maybe? ;)
     
  12. Europa

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    Speaking of Groom Lake, I was just there. Well, at the gate anyway. They have Sprint and Verizon, but no AT&T service, just in case you were wondering.
     
  13. RoofMonkey

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    I saw the photos. Wish I could have made a stop there a few years back when I was in the area.
     
  14. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    I had my memory erased. It's just beginning to come back.
     
  15. kcheleb

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    Yes it just restarts itself in this classroom, everywhere else its fine .. HOWEVER

    Just another update on this situation actually, when I put my phone on airplane mode .. the phone starts restarting itself as well, and this happens no matter where I am! If I put my phone on airplane mode at home for instance it will begin restart itself just like it does in that classroom where I have no signal. This problem definitely lies with the signal .. it seems like 0 signal causes the phone to restart every 5 minutes ..

    Also to answer some questions, no the iPhone is not unlocked, and the classroom setting is basically in a basement with no windows and the walls are brick
     
  16. kcheleb

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    Another thing I would like to note, I posted my problem in another forum as well and I got these 2 replies .. not sure if it's the same thing or not but whatever

     
  17. Rugaby

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    Sounds like a phone problem to me. If it is restarting itself when you out it in airplane mode that isn't right. Does your school utilize cell phone blockers?
     
  18. kcheleb

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    I'm not sure if they do .. I doubt it tho

    My iPhone is no longer under warranty .. I am not sure what to do

    When I put my iPhone into airplane mode it starts restarting itself as well

    Doesn't it cost $30 just to speak to someone over the phone for Apple support?
     
  19. RoofMonkey

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    Is there an Apple store near you that you could have a genius look at it for you? They don't cost anything to have them look at it and if it ends up being a possible hardware issue, they may hook you up with a new one, even being out of warranty.
     

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