iPhone stuck in Recovery mode after jailbreak

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ionutz

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Oct 21, 2007
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Hello everyone,

I have a serious problem with an iPhone I was trying to unlock.
I have managed to activate/unblock an iPhone with firmware 1.1.1 and made it work. I downgraded the OS to fw 1.0.2 and then the baseband from 4.01 to 3.18 if i remember correctly. Now the iPhone is working flawlessly. Note: it was accidentally upgraded to fw version 1.1.1 from an unlocked 1.0.2 version which was its original version.
Secondly, I have tried to do the same thing for a NATIVE 1.1.1 iPhone, following approx. the same steps. I managed to do the OS downgrade, could activate it (or more correctly skip activation), got to the menu, installed things and then tried to downgrade the baseband as well. This is being done by using a VT100 Terminal application. Compared to the first iPhone, when entering terminal window for this one, there was already an error:
/usr/bin/login: not found
/bin/login: not found
When trying to issue the bbupdater command, I got error: permission denied. i went further and erased the baseband with the iEraser software. After that I realised I wont be able to install the other firmware since it was supposed to be done by the same command: bbupdater ....
I found myself blocked, so I tried to do a Shift+Restore from iTunes to start it all over again.
Here is where the big problem is: it all works perfectly until a certain percent of the restoration process and then it just gets stuck. The iPhone stays in Restore mode (yellow triangle) and will not boot to the Activate screen.
Also, Ive tried the AppTappInstaller.exe tool under Windows, it gets stuck at appearebtly the same stage, where the phone is supposed to boot normally.
Basically the iPhone does not have any baseband at all, no GSM, no WiFi. Would this prevent it from recovering via iTunes? I thought the baseband was just for the Radio part.
Is there any way I can move it away from this state, in any direction?
I am in a really desperate situation!


thanks,
ionutz

Basically I am afraid that the problem with this iPhone is that it cannot boot anymore, if i turn it off and then on, it gets stuck in the Recover mode (yellow triangle).
Ive tried restoring 1.0.2 (Shift-Restore) as well as 1.1.1 (Restore) in iTunes, no luck. Also, rebooted computer, iPhone, changed USB port, etc.
Pleeaseeee, give me an idea...
 

ionutz

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Oct 21, 2007
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Well, it seems I have downloaded the 1.0.2 firmware again from the internet and tried after a couple of hours and it miraculously worked. I got an alive iPhone again! yupiii!
If you need details about the actions I took, since i managed to unlock at least one, feel free to post replies here.


thanks
 

DCDJ

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Jun 29, 2007
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Well, it seems I have downloaded the 1.0.2 firmware again from the internet and tried after a couple of hours and it miraculously worked. I got an alive iPhone again! yupiii!
If you need details about the actions I took, since i managed to unlock at least one, feel free to post replies here.


thanks
I have had the same thing happen to me, I am still stuck in recovery mode and no matter what I try on either PC or Mac, my phone will not move from the recovery mode.

-I had an original 1.0.2, jail broke it with Independence and unlocked it with the Unlock app.
-Virginized it with the tool kit from wiki
-went through the upgrade process, upgraded to 1.1.1, then was never able to unlock the phone
-did a downgrade to 1.0.2 and have been stuck in recovery mode since!

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I have searched and searched, but haven't found anyone with the same situation.

Thanks in advance!
 

tl5glenn

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Sep 22, 2007
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help

Well, it seems I have downloaded the 1.0.2 firmware again from the internet and tried after a couple of hours and it miraculously worked. I got an alive iPhone again! yupiii!
If you need details about the actions I took, since i managed to unlock at least one, feel free to post replies here.


thanks

my iPhone was hacked and i upgraded to the 1.1.1 firmware and now my phone wont reboot. all I see is the iPhone plug and the iTunes logo.

Help
 

Henrico

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Jan 12, 2007
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Hey all,
My iPhone has been working fine up until today. It froze and so I did a hard reset and it went into recovery mode. I've tried and tried to kick it out of recovery mode using ziPhone and iliberty+ but to no avail. I'm really trying to avoid restoring so what other methods can I take?
 

up10ad

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Aug 1, 2007
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#7
Hey all,
My iPhone has been working fine up until today. It froze and so I did a hard reset and it went into recovery mode. I've tried and tried to kick it out of recovery mode using ziPhone and iliberty+ but to no avail. I'm really trying to avoid restoring so what other methods can I take?
I have been able to get out of recovery mode using iFuntastic's tool for doing just that. Good luck!
 

Henrico

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Jan 12, 2007
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I have been able to get out of recovery mode using iFuntastic's tool for doing just that. Good luck!
Im on windows so i don't think i can use ifuntastic. When I try to kick it out of recovery using iliberty for example, it reboots but just goes back to the recovery mode screen again....
 
Oct 13, 2008
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PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HELP!
I have a brand new 16GB 2.1 iPhone.
I was halfway through only jailbreaking and activating it (not unlocking it) with ZiPhone and it froze. So I unplugged the iPhone.
It is now stuck in recovery mode with the picture on the screen of the iPhone being plugged into iTunes.
When I plug it into iTunes, I get the message "The iPod sofware update server could not be contacted".
Please help as my phone is totally locked!
Oh, to save anyone the bother of typing out all the instructions, I've tried holding down the home and power key, etc., about a million times :-(
Any help you could give me would be so much appreciated.
Thanks a lot,
Rachel x
 

kenneth

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download quickpwn and the proper firmware. When you plug your phone in it should start the process and take you through putting your phone into DFU mode and start a restore with the new firmware. If you can get your phone into DFU mode you can probably restore through iTunes. Is your phone detected by iTunes? If so try and restore. Let us know what happens.
 
Mar 30, 2008
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PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HELP!
I have a brand new 16GB 2.1 iPhone.
I was halfway through only jailbreaking and activating it (not unlocking it) with ZiPhone and it froze. So I unplugged the iPhone.
It is now stuck in recovery mode with the picture on the screen of the iPhone being plugged into iTunes.
When I plug it into iTunes, I get the message "The iPod sofware update server could not be contacted".
Please help as my phone is totally locked!
Oh, to save anyone the bother of typing out all the instructions, I've tried holding down the home and power key, etc., about a million times :-(
Any help you could give me would be so much appreciated.
Thanks a lot,
Rachel x
Theirs your problem;)
-QiuckPwn FTW!:cool:
 

coryt87

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Jul 24, 2007
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I have the same problem, I am stuck in recovery mode and iTunes recognizes it, but it gets stuck at the "waiting for iPhone" stage and just sits there. I tried ZiPhone , ibrickr, etc. and those wont detect the iPhone. I can't turn the iPhone off either, it just sits at the USB to iTunes screen and just restarts itself to that. Only way to turn it off is to let it die. Is this a permanent hardware issue or can I get out of this? Any help is godly
 
May 14, 2009
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You have to read what the picture says...

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