iPhone v1 won't restart! please help!

jophone

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My iPhone 2g, unlocked and jailbroken is stucked

I downloaded an app from cydia,
after that it asked to reboot the device and i did.

The iPhone never restarted,
it's blocked on the Apple logo screen and no way to interact with it
(iTunes doesn't see it is connected to the pc)

what can i do?

thx for helping
 

Europa

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If it's stuck at the boot logo, first try resetting it. Push the home and power buttons together for about 10 seconds. If it fails to reboot, you'll need to restore it in iTunes. Since iTunes isn't recognizing it, you'll need to put it in DFU mode. I'm posting a link with a video that shows you how to get it in DFU mode. It also shows the steps for jailbreaking it with redsn0w once you get it restored. Be sure to set it up as a new device after it goes through restore.

http://forums.everythingicafe.com/threads/from-2-2-to-3-0-help.44936/

Just curious, what app had you just installed? The problem may have been caused by an app that wasn't compatible with the FW version you're using.
 
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jophone

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Thanks a lot!

I've already tried the home+power botton reset, but it didn't work.

I'll now try to put it in DFU mode!

About the app, I cannot remember the exact name unfortunately,
it was a SMS application to allow MMS and few other options i do not have
with my FW (2.0.1).

I'll let you know if it works, thanks!
 

Europa

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You're welcome. An update to a more current FW was overdue anyway. I recommend using the 3.0.1 FW as it is the most secure and up to date. Restore, ignore the failed to activate pop up, jailbreak, reboot, it you get the invalid SIM error, use ultrasn0w to unlock. redsn0w may unlock it since it's a V1. Reboot after using ultrasn0w. Good luck!
 
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If the iPhone is in DFU mode and you choose to restore to Apple stock firmware, this has to work as long as there is no hardware problem.
Do you have access to another computer, Windows or Mac, just give it a try.
You have iTunes 8.2 installed, right?
 

hitrho5

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Ah.....Good old DFU (recovery) Mode.....
Always the lifesaver. Where would jailbreakers be without it..............?