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12-14-2008, 12:46 AM #1Iphone 2G help with bricked device
I have a 4GB Iphone (2G) 1.1.4 firware and I was adding apps through installer, I added an app that masks your firmware. I obviously didn't know the consequences and when I went to restart the phone it went into Script/Dos mode and stays there, it's no longer recognized by my laptop. I'm fearing the worst, my question is, is there away to remove this app through SSH or any other program at this point or am I forced to restore, jail break again and unfortunately lose some of new data that I didn't get a chance to back up? If someone can please help that would be great.
12-14-2008, 01:38 AM #2
Find out a way to boot your iPhone into 'DFU Mode'.
DFU Mode stands for Device Firmware Update.
I like to think of it as Device Failsafe Update, Because no matter what **** you do to your device, You can still reach DFU mode. With a few exceptions of course.
So, Your on the forums, Search up a way, And from there, You can restore to your current firmware.
12-14-2008, 09:28 AM #3Recovery of pictures & contacts
Thanks for the reply, when I put it in DFU mode, will I then be unable to access my pictures & contacts ever again, unfortunately I didn't back up the phone. So if i restore do I lose everything?
12-14-2008, 09:43 AM #4
12-14-2008, 09:55 AM #5
Thanks...my loss...i will learn for sure. Is there any possible way of accessing my apps at this point and removing the app that bricked my phone?
12-14-2008, 10:01 AM #6
12-14-2008, 10:11 AM #7
I'm using a mac and I was not asked if I backed up with Itunes. Right now my mac is not recognizing my iphone obviously cause it doesn't go anywhere after it boots in Script/Dos mode. Basically just to remind you, I added an app that masks your firmware and when i used to app to mask my 1.1.4 firmware to 2.2 firmware and restarted, obviously my iphone did not recognize the the mask on restart and it's stuck in that mode. I read somewhere that if you use SSH you may be able to erase the apps but am I passed the point of no return?
Thanks again for trying to help on this
12-14-2008, 12:29 PM #8
Also have you tried to reboot it by holding the power and home button and keep them held until you see the apple again?
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12-14-2008, 01:46 PM #9
Yeah I do know how to get it in DFU mode and I reached the point where itunes recognized my phone and it asked me to restore to factory settings. Now if i do that will it wipe everything clean or will I possibly have my old phone back to normal?
12-14-2008, 05:08 PM #10
My iTunes backs up my iPhone by default every time it syncs with my laptop..
So chances are that when you finish restoring, iTunes will then prompt you if you want to reload a previous backed up image of your phone.
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12-15-2008, 11:59 PM #11