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iPhone won't boot up after full reset!

22315 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 6, 2009 9:39 PM by b0nzkiie RSS
T-Nice Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Jul 21, 2009 1:03 AM
Hey guys. I've got a problem with my 8GB iPhone 3G. Yesterday I decided to reset it using the "Erase all content and settings" option. It took about an hour just like it said it would, but wound up with just the Apple logo on the screen - and the daisy wheel loading icon - which wasn't moving.
The phone sat in that state for a further 30 minutes or so, so I reset it using the sleep/wake button and home button combo. However, when I switch it back on it just shows the Apple logo again and that's it!
If I connect the phone to my PC it isn't detected, so I can't restore through iTunes. What can I do!?! Please help someone!!
Lenovo, n/a
  • elvergallo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 1, 2009 11:53 AM (in response to T-Nice)
    Hi T-Nice,

    Solved my problem also, this is actually put the iphone in recovery mode. And it works like a charm!!

    Thanks for the instructions and yes they are a bit tricky to follow the first couple of times.
    Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • John DiBello Level 5 Level 5 (7,255 points)
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    Aug 1, 2009 9:02 PM (in response to T-Nice)
    T-Nice, you saved me a lot of stress as well! Thanks so much--my iPhone is restoring right now after not being able to boot up past the Apple logo.

    I was wondering if it had anything to do with the 3.1 upgrade, but judging from the dates on other people reporting this problem, it pre-dates that. Anyway, thank you so much! You're a lifesaver! or, at least, an iPhonesaver!
    iBook G4; iPhone 3G (iTARDIS), Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • b0nzkiie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 6, 2009 9:39 PM (in response to T-Nice)
    i followed ur steps but iphone stays the same. i still get that usb picture on my screen.


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