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Info: 3GS 16Gb 3.1.2 FW Jailbroken with blackra1n Vista PC Problem: phone has been losing charge quickly for a couple of days. The last time it lost all charge and...
01-16-2010, 10:22 PM #13GS stuck on critical charging screen
Jailbroken with blackra1n
Problem: phone has been losing charge quickly for a couple of days. The last time it lost all charge and will not charge past the battery screen with the lightning bolt. Battery will not go over the red 10% mark.
Phone turned on once for a short period of time but cut off again and went back to the same black screen with the battery.
Phone responds to wall chargers and computer chargers.
Phone is only recognized by computer in DFU mode.
Phone immediately cuts off when removed from a power source.
Is this a hardware or software issue?
I would prefer not to restore through DFU mode because my wife has quite a bit of stuff that is only backed up through Chronus... which is not backed up on the computer. So a restore would cause her to lose everything.
All I need to do is get it to work for 5 min so I can SSH her backup files outa' there and then restore or take it to Apple
plz help ASAP!! EMERGENCY!!
Last edited by klouud; 01-16-2010 at 10:25 PM.
01-17-2010, 05:29 AM #2
When the battery gets to low USB does not provide enough power. Have you left it plugged in with the original wall charger and cable?He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
01-17-2010, 06:50 AM #3
01-17-2010, 07:01 AM #4
It doesn't sound good...
Have you tried SSHing in while it is showing no charge?He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
01-17-2010, 07:16 AM #5
01-17-2010, 07:22 AM #6
Have you tried a hard reset?He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
01-17-2010, 07:27 AM #7
01-17-2010, 08:44 AM #8
You'd be surprised at the number of people that don't do the basics, such as backing up the phone....
I would think it's probably software but the only way you will find out for sure one way or the other is by restoring.
01-17-2010, 08:47 AM #9
01-17-2010, 08:49 AM #10
Good luck, hope it is something he can fix.
01-17-2010, 07:39 PM #11
Had the same exact problem this morning. After about 7 times of going into DFU mode and switching between the wall charger and computer. Keep the phone off for as long as possible (holding home and power for 6 seconds). But if your phone is like mine, the charger will kick it back to the low battery icon.
After a while of cycling back and forth between computer and wall charger, I eventually got it to catch and stay on.
01-17-2010, 08:12 PM #12
I had this problem once while I was out. I eventually got it back after some resets and hooked to the car charger. It happened again and I only got it come on after some time with the USB charger, and then it quickly died again. I never did get it back, after several attempts and googling information. I found multiple things to try, including, plugging it in to the usb and then rebooting the computer with it plugged in. There's plenty of stuff to try, but in the end, for me, I had to take it in to a Genius bar and the replaced it. Luckily, I got a refurb that did not have the new boot, so I was able to re-JB the phone and not have to tether it every time I reboot.
Here's the thread on the 3GS, maybe something could apply.
Last edited by Crafty42; 01-04-2011 at 09:24 PM.
02-26-2013, 06:19 AM #13
I had this problem after replacing a screen and digitiser. After opening it for another inspection, I realised there was a metal piece that connects the main board to the frame of the phone. Without that piece, it would only power up with either a USB lead or charger plugged in as there was no earth otherwise. Once it was reconnected it powered up fine.
02-26-2013, 06:43 AM #14
02-26-2013, 06:54 AM #15
Maybe for future reference then?
02-26-2013, 07:10 AM #16