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Thread: HELP PLEASE: 3GS Restored with wrong Bootrom CFW, Think Its bricked!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArEss View Post
    Quick questions, if you may:
    How exactly do I know when my battery is dead. There is no screen reaction (black-all the time), and I cannot turn it off (it doesn't turn off, just recycles DFU). I imagine when I plug into iTunes and it takes a little while before it recognizes (indicating start-up), that this is when I can restore (because the battery has died).

    Also, when this occurs, which FW should I restore to? 5.1.1 CFW SnowBreeze Hacktivated, or should I get a 5.1.1 CFW SB Hacktivated with 6.15.00 flash again? Assuming 5.0.1 isn't signed anymore.

    Additionally, if I choose to dissect my phone and get the battery out, the phone would be ON when Im going in? Is this fine?

    Thank you so much, life saver!
    Easiest way is probably holding power button down. If the red empty battery symbol shows up the phone still has a little juice. You can also try home and power together for 30 seconds to see if that gets any life out of the phone. If you see nothing doing those things I would give it a day after that then try restoring again.

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    yea umm no u wont see the red battery light cause u r stuck in duf mode so look at ur screen very close around the edges of the screen u will a different shade of color that means u r still in duf mode now it is all consistence in one grey color then ur phone is dead hope this help i know it will

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    thanks simon

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    Phone still not dead ;( Thinking about opening it up. Any way I can turn it off before I open it up or does it stay on (in dfu) the whole process of opening it until I yank the battery?

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    Cool. Any recommended guides?

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    I used the ifixit guides when I first was learning how to take apart iPhones. They are generally pretty good. Or you can just go on youtube and search, there are tons on there. If you do decide to go for it make sure to leave it out for at least an hour before putting it back in.

    Or you can try a guide from one of our own here on MMi: HOW TO: Take Apart the iPhone 3G/3G[S]

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    Opened up my phone and restored! Thank you Simon it works now. Thanks so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArEss View Post
    Opened up my phone and restored! Thank you Simon it works now. Thanks so much!
    Not a problem. Glad it worked out for you

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    Well what do ya know, the battery thing did work

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    Quote Originally Posted by i.Annie View Post
    Well what do ya know, the battery thing did work
    lol, I know right. Weird

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    Quote Originally Posted by i.Annie View Post
    Well what do ya know, the battery thing did work
    by battery thing do you mean

    1) letting battery die
    2) entering pwned dfu mode using iReb or redsn0w
    3) restoring on itunes using a custom IPSW 5.1.1 made from redsn0w

    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hockey_80 View Post
    by battery thing do you mean

    1) letting battery die
    2) entering pwned dfu mode using iReb or redsn0w
    3) restoring on itunes using a custom IPSW 5.1.1 made from redsn0w

    thanks!
    yes let the battery drain, plug it in, enter PWNED DFU, restore in itunes

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVO View Post
    yes let the battery drain, plug it in, enter PWNED DFU, restore in itunes
    restore with a custom 5.1.1 IPSW made in redsn0w right?

    ive thanked you for your post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hockey_80 View Post
    restore with a custom 5.1.1 IPSW made in redsn0w right?

    ive thanked you for your post
    affirmative sir!

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    wow what bs u can not take the battery out and just put it back in and restore it without using the process i wrote u what makes me mad the most is i didnt even get a thanks from them **** this site and **** u

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Not a problem. Glad it worked out for you
    **** u ***** delete my account i know it all about apple products knowing u used my info to fix ur ****
    Love this guy, what a great attitude........................OMG

    Sarry, I mussed have misundertood you. You are wright of coarse. Silly me thinking you righting is hard to understand.
    Didn't know you spoke the language Simon, nice.............

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