Unable to connect to PC

bigcat

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My friend has the following problem: connecting the iPhone to his mac causes the iPhone to display the message "this accessory was not made to work with the iPhone". So iTunes won't detect the iPhone.

I've only seen the above message when connecting to something other than a PC. Have tried different cables, different USB ports, different PCs, it's all the same. The iPhone just displays the above message and nothing else happens. iTunes won't see the phone.

The phone is running 1.3 unlocked, jailbroken.

I think he mentioned this started after he connected the phone to the video input on a TV to watch some videos he had on the phone.

We also tried "Reset All Settings" , did not help.
 

Hawk

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Time to take it back to Apple. If nothing- meaning PC or MAc can see the iPhone, and you've already tested different cables, then there is a hardware problem with the iPhone.
 

bigcat

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Thanks. Any way to hide the installed applications and so forth before taking it to Apple? I guess no connection to PC means I can't restore or anything like that.

Time to take it back to Apple. If nothing- meaning PC or MAc can see the iPhone, and you've already tested different cables, then there is a hardware problem with the iPhone.
 

themanofthedark

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reset to a default theme
hide all applications with Poof
set MIM to say AT&T
take it in and hope for the best.
 

acosmichippo

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you can't restore it?

it might be just something got screwed in the software. after THAT (if it still doesn't work), is the time to take it to Apple, imo.