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slope

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Oct 21, 2007
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Inside my Iphone
#1
Right folks, i think i have completely killed my iPhone beyond repair.
Firstly i am using windows not Mac.
My iPhone was crashing all the time so i decided to restore in iTunes.
I was a bit rash when it would not work so updated it to V1.1.2 with a view to downgrading and jailbreaking.
That is where it all went wrong. It was an unlocked V1.1.1 to start with and when i got the the stage of using ibrick the phone restarted and now scrolls constant white text down the screen aand then after about 10 seconds it reboots and starts again. I can just make out wording like " Darwin Kernel V9" at the top just before it starts the endless scrolling of white text.

Time to throw it in the bin?

HELP
 

bfakhroo

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there's a guy called stevonW something like that he had the " infinite rebooting" problem try to PM him or something maybe he can help u..
 

djentee

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same thing happened to me with the endless reboot. what i did was:

1. Closed iTunes
2. Disconnected iPhone from USB.
3. Restarted iTunes.
4. Hold down HOME + POWER buttons.
5. Reconnect USB to iPhone while holding down HOME & POWER buttons.

This should make iTunes recognize the iPhone again. VOILA!

Hope this helps.
 

wildonrio

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same thing happened to me with the endless reboot. what i did was:

1. Closed iTunes
2. Disconnected iPhone from USB.
3. Restarted iTunes.
4. Hold down HOME + POWER buttons.
5. Reconnect USB to iPhone while holding down HOME & POWER buttons.

This should make iTunes recognize the iPhone again. VOILA!

Hope this helps.
I can testify to this. It always works no matter what, as far as I've seen.
 

slope

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same thing happened to me with the endless reboot. what i did was:

1. Closed iTunes
2. Disconnected iPhone from USB.
3. Restarted iTunes.
4. Hold down HOME + POWER buttons.
5. Reconnect USB to iPhone while holding down HOME & POWER buttons.

This should make iTunes recognize the iPhone again. VOILA!

Hope this helps.
WOW you guys are good.
Fixed it and allowed me to restore.
I think it will mow be better to wait for an easy Jailbreak as i now am back to a unactivated previously unlocked phone. It now has V1.1.2 when it was an OTB V1.1.1 which i jailbroke and Unlocked using anysim.

Hopefully and easier jailbreak / sim unlock is just around the corner.

Anyhow respect to everyone who has helped.
 

Stevonw

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Must be a good week for that! ;)

Same thing happened to me two days ago. After some research, I found out it is called "Kernel Panic"

I guess it's a MAC thing.
This happens in OS X and is VERY RARE.

Whereas you have all versions of Windows with the BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) every 10 minutes :laugh2:.
 

slope

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Update

I now have a fully working and unlocked iPhone again with thats to you guys.
I followed the guide to downgrade to v1.02 then use Putty etc then upgrade to v1.1.1. I then jailbreak and anysim unlock while on 1.1.1. and all works perfectly. Seems really stable too. Boy am i happy. :laugh2:
 

Stevonw

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#13
Update

I now have a fully working and unlocked iPhone again with thats to you guys.
I followed the guide to downgrade to v1.02 then use Putty etc then upgrade to v1.1.1. I then jailbreak and anysim unlock while on 1.1.1. and all works perfectly. Seems really stable too. Boy am i happy. :laugh2:

Glad to hear the forum has helped save another iPhone from the bin (or trash for you Americans LOL :D)
 

visiukr

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Jan 6, 2008
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help help, another infinite reboot problem :-(

Update

I now have a fully working and unlocked iPhone again with thats to you guys.
I followed the guide to downgrade to v1.02 then use Putty etc then upgrade to v1.1.1. I then jailbreak and anysim unlock while on 1.1.1. and all works perfectly. Seems really stable too. Boy am i happy. :laugh2:
Hi Slope,

I am running into a similar problem and I am not exactly sure what to do since I am so afraid that I will brick it forever.:confused:

I started with the unlocked iPhone (1.0.2) then I verginized it back to factory condition. Then I upgraded to 1.1.1 and used oktoprep to prepare 1.1.2 jailbrake, I then later successfuly jailbroke the phone.

Everything went well till I use anysim (for 1.1.2 not OTB) which somehow, after it completed, puts iPhone into infinite reboot mode.:oops:

Could I follow your method by using restore to 1.0.2 and start from scratch? :) Any suggestion?

Thanks a heap!

JR
 

slope

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Oct 21, 2007
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Try this first to get your pc to find the device. Then resotre 1.1.1 and go from there.

I will try and dig out the full guide i used.
I have it somewhere.


1. Closed iTunes
2. Disconnected iPhone from USB.
3. Restarted iTunes.
4. Hold down HOME + POWER buttons.
5. Reconnect USB to iPhone while holding down HOME & POWER buttons.
 

visiukr

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Jan 6, 2008
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Try this first to get your pc to find the device. Then resotre 1.1.1 and go from there.

I will try and dig out the full guide i used.
I have it somewhere.


1. Closed iTunes
2. Disconnected iPhone from USB.
3. Restarted iTunes.
4. Hold down HOME + POWER buttons.
5. Reconnect USB to iPhone while holding down HOME & POWER buttons.
Thank! I will try this.... Is it ok to downgrade to 1.1.1 after I unlocked?

JR