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Thread: 3G|S Recovery Loop
03-22-2012, 02:35 PM #13G|S Recovery Loop
Basically, my friend has a 32GB iPhone 3GS which is currently out of order. It was previously jailbroken and he decided to try to update it via iTunes which has caused it to get stuck in a restore loop.
I've tried to kick it out using TinyUmbrella, I also attempted to use redsn0w but I am unable to due to the fact that it's stuck on the recovery screen and it won't let me hold down the shift + home button.
Any ideas on how to get out of this?
03-22-2012, 03:53 PM #2
Put your iphone into dfu mode and restore to stock 4.1, you can kick out error 1015 with Ireb5 or Exit recovery or even Redsn0w tools.
03-22-2012, 04:03 PM #3
^^ Adding to that. Get into DFU like he said, Than restore to which firmware you would like (3GS can support iOS 5.0+). If you don't know how to get into DFU this tutorial will help you:
And yes, I know yours isn't frozen like this but it will help you get in DFU mode.
A Future Note: Never click update when jailbroken, You must restore in order to update.
03-22-2012, 04:51 PM #4
Thanks for the replies above, it turns out that I'm actually dealing with a 3G - the rear casing must have been replaced because there is silver writing on it but the serial number itunes reports is a different story - a 3G.
I've tried iReb, it reboots the iphone and back to the cable to the itunes logo - I also tried the method of getting the 1015 error and using tinyumbrella to kick it out while the error is still on screen but no luck, same problem.
I can't get it into any other mode apart from the one with the cable to the iTunes logo, when I hold buttons in combination it does absoloutely nothing and just keeps on going back to the same picture - the restore mode?
EDIT: just tried holding the home button while connecting, brought me back to the same logo again - this is some nightmare
Last edited by keveye; 03-22-2012 at 04:54 PM.
03-22-2012, 05:46 PM #5
Well... When it's on the iTunes logo you're supposed to sync/restore it, Have you tried that?
03-22-2012, 06:37 PM #6
03-22-2012, 06:43 PM #7
Alright now I see what you mean. If you can't get into DFU I would predict that either the Home or Sleep button is damaged. It doesn't sound like you've done anything wrong to it so your guess sounds logical. I would suggest you get it repaired ASAP.
03-22-2012, 10:10 PM #8
03-22-2012, 10:14 PM #9
If my post was good, click the button in my post
New to jailbreaking? Have a look at my Redsn0w Guide
03-22-2012, 10:19 PM #10
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