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Wizet Level 1 (0 points)




Basically i am using a iPhone 3GS Version 4.1. It can boot up normally and every funtion inside works pretty fine. it's just that it only last for about 5 to 7mins.

After 5 to 7 mins it will make a restart randomly and after it restart i can use my phone again ... Why is this happening?   Tried restoring didn't help I'm out of warrenty! Is there any solution??? Please help!!! Thank you!

  • I-angel Level 1 (0 points)

    I've encountered the same problem this morning, my iphone 3GS restarting itself 2 to 3 minutes and it freaks me out.I tried restore it, during my first restore I've received an error message saying back up failed but I've go for the second restore immediately without backing up and it works perfectly again.Don't restore from backup, try restore from new.Hope it helps.

  • Wizet Level 1 (0 points)

    Not really i tried restoring twice  same thing ):.

  • I-angel Level 1 (0 points)

    Try DFU Restore, 

    1. Connect your iphone to your computer.

    2. Shut down the your iphone.

    3. Press the Power and the Home buttons at the same time.

    4. After 10 seconds release the Power button but continue holding the Home button

    until you see a popup from iTunes saying "iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode"

    5. If you have been successful your device screen will be completely black/blank (this is 'DFU Mode')

    6. You can now proceed and restore to the latest firmware using iTunes

    (P.S:Before trying this please google DFU Restore and understand exactly what it is for I have never tried this before.Goodluck!)

  • Wizet Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah i know that DFU steps tried all sorts of things still kept restarting... i even upgraded to 4.2.1 and still restarts.

  • I-angel Level 1 (0 points)

    As far as I know, the latest software is IOS5.0.1, and when I restore it iTunes will automatically download the latest version for me, anyhow I think it's time you should pay a visit to apple, sorry that I can't help.

  • jonendy Level 1 (0 points)

    Try removing the sim card, and putting it back in.

    Worked for me!

    Hope this helps,



  • saadalsakran Level 1 (0 points)



    Guys.. the problem happend to me yesterday.. it happened after upgarding the iphone to 5.0.1.


    The Solution is:

    1- Remove the SIM card from your mobile

    2- Enable the (3G & cellular Data)

    3- Add the SIM card again.

    4- Now .. it will working fine.


    Also you can Disable the (3G & cellular Data)


    I hope this fix your problem..



  • emerly1004 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Saad, your solution works and fixes my iPhone 3GS problem.

  • LVDO Level 1 (0 points)

    Saad, thank you, your solution fixed my iPhone 3GS problem as well.

  • bull73 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Saad,


    Do I need to keep the iphone on when I remove and insert the SIM card?

  • saadalsakran Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi bull73,


    Yes, you don't need to swiitch off your mobile..



  • Jaxboro Level 1 (5 points)

    I had this problem happen to me out of nowhere this morning. My iPhone wouldn't even make it through a full song before shutting itself down and restarting. Saad's solution worked perfectly!


    Thank you so much.



  • jjkboswell Level 1 (0 points)

    EDIT: see final comment...


    Unfortunately the SIM removal didn't work for me. It still is rebooting every few minutes.


    I have 3GS, 5.0.1, and had data turned off, but 3G turned on.


    It was all fine until this morning when my battery went flat, I put it on charge and after a few minutes turned it back on (charge was at 8%).  It didn't turn on by itself which I thought was odd.


    And since then, it's been restarting.


    I turned off 3G, still reboots,


    Removed the SIM, enabled 3G, replaced SIM, still reboots.


    Any other ideas?


    EDIT: Ok, after the final reboot above, I got a flood of texts when it restarted, and since then it appears to be ok.

    So, EPIC KUDOS to saadalsakran, this fix does work, but you may need to try a couple of times. 


    Message was edited by: jjkboswell

  • thorpede Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello, and thanks for the tips!


    Works fine now, but will it solve the problem permanent?

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