iPhone won't turn on - deleting Cydia

Marie

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Hello.

Iphone 4. (5.1.1)

My brother deleted Cydia from my phone accidentally, now my phone wont turn on. What it does: shows the apple logo, then tries to boot (booting screen circular thing trying telling you it seem to try to load).

Thing I've tried.

- Using Itunes to restore
** Doesn't seems to work, the process stops it self half way and itunes crashes. (Did this in recovery mode)
** I Can't make to put my device in DFU mode (don't know why) I've had follow every step.
** I tried to restore my phone in two different computers with two different versions of itunes (last one) and (10). The same happened.


- Connecting my device to itunes (with out putting it on recovery mode).
** Itunes crashes instantly (it tries for a few seconds to load the phone, I can see it recognise it but then I get an error from windows (no a particular, it just says something went wrong and the software will close) .

- Redsnow
** I thought it will help to wipe out my phone and I'll be able to install IOS with it but I can put the device on DFU mode (even following the step by step from the Redsnow software).

- Buttons
** I've tried to turn on the device and holding the volume up button. (Nothing happens).

- Turn on the phone (not doing anything)
** I turned it on and left it there, i tried to boot for like an hour or so and then the screen went blue.

- iExplorer
** If I open this software and plug my phone I can see all the files on my phone, system files as well etc. But I honestly don't know what to do.

Is there any way to make it work again?. Any ideas?.

I've been surfing the web but I haven't found anything useful.

Thanks a lot in advance.

Au revoir.
 

RoofMonkey

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Try following the steps to put it into DFU mode again:

Plug your iPhone into a Mac or Windows PC and make sure iTunes is running.
Hold down both the Sleep Button and the Home Button.
Keep them both held down from about 10 seconds. (If you see the Apple logo, you've held them too long and will need to start again.)
Let go of the Sleep Button but keep holding the Home Button for about 5 seconds. (If you see the "Plug into iTunes" screen than you held it too long and will need to start again.)
If the screen stays black, that's it! Your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad should now be in DFU mode.
 

Marie

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Try following the steps to put it into DFU mode again:

Plug your iPhone into a Mac or Windows PC and make sure iTunes is running.
Hold down both the Sleep Button and the Home Button.
Keep them both held down from about 10 seconds. (If you see the Apple logo, you've held them too long and will need to start again.)
Let go of the Sleep Button but keep holding the Home Button for about 5 seconds. (If you see the "Plug into iTunes" screen than you held it too long and will need to start again.)
If the screen stays black, that's it! Your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad should now be in DFU mode.
Thanks a lot RoofMonkey.

I did try again and it work, sadly when it was finishing the update I got the error (3014), now I'm going to find out how to fix that. Im not sure if I should unplug the device or click on the error because to be honest I don't know what's going to happen.

I'll search for that error.

Thanks!
 

iphonewarrior

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Thanks a lot RoofMonkey.

I did try again and it work, sadly when it was finishing the update I got the error (3014), now I'm going to find out how to fix that. Im not sure if I should unplug the device or click on the error because to be honest I don't know what's going to happen.

I'll search for that error.

Thanks!
Have you ever modified your hosts file?
 

iphonewarrior

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I just did that and now its working, I successfully restored my iPhone and its seems to be working properly.

Thanks a lot for helping me out.
So it was the hosts file? Glad you got it working either way, nothing worse than having an expensive paper weight ;)
 

iphonewarrior

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That damn host file always gets me... Every time, I swear. LOL
It's like a demon waiting in the depths of your computer, waiting to laugh at you when your restore fails! I've grown aware of this evil and kill it at the earliest opportunity. Never again will the hosts file try and bite me.
 

Europa

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That damn host file always gets me... Every time, I swear. LOL
It's like a demon waiting in the depths of your computer, waiting to laugh at you when your restore fails! I've grown aware of this evil and kill it at the earliest opportunity. Never again will the hosts file try and bite me.
I had to check the date because I thought I somehow ended up in a thread from 2011. I think you guys are joking, but just in case - why are you keeping it set to Cydia? I changed it back to Apple a few years ago when Apple stopped allowing us to restore to old software by pointing it to Cydia. It's retained that setting and hasn't interfered with restores since then.
 

iphonewarrior

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I get older iPhones/iPods/iPads given to me to fix and/or jailbreak, so I have a mix of software on my MBP. It's an automatic thing to put it right and set it back to normal.