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Thread: itunes won't recognize my iphone
06-11-2012, 08:05 PM #1itunes won't recognize my iphone
I'm having a serious issue. My iPhone is not being recognized by iTunes nor is it charging. When i plug in the wall outlet, the phone doesn't charge and the charging sign doesn't show. However, if i turn of the phone, then plug in the wall outlet, the phone will turn on and charge. So i tried to restore my phone to 5.1.1, but iTunes is not reading the phone. I tried to turn off the phone and plug into my mac, the phone turns on, but it doesn't get read by the mac thus i can't restore. I tried to do the update via the apple software update, and i get an error near the end saying Error while downloading iTunes software. I'm not sure why; my phone is jailbroken. I updated to 5.1.1 then downgraded to 5.0.1 and jail broke it cause the 5.1.1 jailbreak wasn't available at that time. Can someone please help?
06-11-2012, 08:36 PM #2
it sounds like some kind of hardware issue, maybe one of the power management chips, what you can try to do is uninstall itunes, then install the latest itunes and then plug in your iphone so that the computer can detect your iphone and install the approriate drivers that itunes have
see if that will make the computer detect the iphone
06-11-2012, 10:22 PM #3
Download the firmware manually rather than doing a straight upgrade in iTunes. You can find the 5.1.1 ipsw here in the Downloads section on MMi. Then, you can open iTunes and do a shift+restore to the fw you downloaded.
Also, your computer may best recognize the device if it is in recovery mode or dfu mode. It is more likely to work with recovery mode in most circumstances.
06-12-2012, 01:21 PM #4
I can't restore from my of because it's not being recognized. I have warranty and I can get it replaced, but it's jail broken. Is there anyway to remove the jailbreak? I tried everything. It just won't get recognized in iTunes. Only time it charges is if I turn off the phone an plug in the wall outlet.
06-12-2012, 01:25 PM #5
if you can turn it on when its plugged in and charged, I suggest downloading SBSettings from Cydia and you can use it to hide your jailbroken apps, like Cydia and other tweaks, and you can even hide SBSettings itself
so that is most likely the best solution
06-12-2012, 01:37 PM #6
damn.. but eventually they'll know it's jailbroken and can charge me for the full price.. gosh, it's a weird thing that it only charges through the wall cahrger and not through USB via pc.. what if i did ERASE ALL CONTENTS AND SETTINGS from the reset menu??
06-12-2012, 01:43 PM #7
that means it will be stuck at the apple logo and will not go anywhere else
HOWEVER, if you do that and bring it to the Apple store, one of the guys "MAY" be able to boot it up and if its detected that its jailbroken, they will most likely not replace it under warranty
the best way to go is SBSettings as I mentioned, because most of them will just scan the iphone real quick to check the issue, then replace it with the new one for you
When they realize that its jailbroken, you're already gone with the replacement so they cannot make you return it
06-12-2012, 02:24 PM #8
I guess i will delete all the jailbroken apps and hide the cydia icon and sb settings itself.. is it done through the spoof app within sbsettings?
06-12-2012, 02:31 PM #9
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06-13-2012, 10:15 PM #11
Thanks for all ur help. I did try to go on recovery mode but didn't work. I deleted everything from Cydia n used poof to hide Cydia then deleted sbsettings. Went to apple store, the guy plugged in the phone once in the charger (didn't even unlock the phone and I also had a passlock on) he saw it didn't charge and gave me a new phone right away. He gave me the old phone to erase all settings and contents and I did it myself. Not sure if it kept looping or not. I just pressed it and got the new phone and left. Thank god I got a working phone again.
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06-18-2012, 05:44 AM #16
I should have make it clear on my first comments. Sorry again.
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06-18-2012, 05:48 AM #17I will no longer be very active here anymore due to a variety of reasons.
06-18-2012, 05:52 AM #18
06-18-2012, 05:55 AM #19
It's not that hard to jailbreak a device, it just requires people to use their brain. Maybe it's just me, I've been jailbreaking forever, I never have problems. I hate piracy (cracked apps, etc.) it just disgusts me. It's also frowned upon here and many other forums. It's a matter of opinion though, so I can't speak for everyone.I will no longer be very active here anymore due to a variety of reasons.
06-18-2012, 06:00 AM #20
I've expunged that word from my comments. Still angry?