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11-01-2012, 05:58 PM #1iPhone 3G and Emergency call screen
I tried to jailbreak my iphone 3G using Redsn0w utility and now I am stuck at this emergency call only screen. This is what happened:
First I put my phone in DFU mode then I ran Redsn0w utility which was done successfully. At this point phone went thru reboot and I saw a picture of running pineapple and I was quite happy and thought that it is done. Once it finish installing all the stuff then phone booted already but I was not able to find cydia app anywhere.
At this point, I am not sure why but I tried to restore using itunes and after restore this is what I got. Now it won't let me do anything else with it.
Can I still restore to its original state?
Is it bricked (I hope not)?
This phone does not have any SIM installed yet but I will get 1 if I can jailbreak and unlock this phone.
Any help on this will be appreciated.
11-02-2012, 12:28 PM #2
No one had this issue on these forums.
Would I be able to restore my phone if i download restore.ipsw file from internet?
11-02-2012, 12:43 PM #3
I wouldn't think ur phone is bricked but you would need the SIM card that the phone is locked too in it when you restored with iTunes!
11-02-2012, 12:43 PM #4
11-02-2012, 04:35 PM #5
I did not restore to any firmware yet but I was wondering if i can? I wanted to ask first so I don't mess up any further. I don't have the SIM card which was supposed to be with this phone. I purchased this phone online so it came without the card.
11-02-2012, 05:20 PM #6
11-03-2012, 10:27 AM #7
Oh, that one. I tried to restore using iTunes but that got me to this screen. iTunes was downloading something from Apple but could not restore properly.
11-03-2012, 10:34 AM #8
11-03-2012, 10:43 AM #9
Here is what f0recast says:
11-03-2012, 10:49 AM #10
11-03-2012, 11:07 AM #11
nope. Can i still download from some site and then restore it?
11-03-2012, 11:13 AM #12
It sounds like you already restored. Being on emergency call screen is what happens after restoring. At that point you have to activate the phone with a SIM card from whoever the phone is locked to. Or you can use redsnow 0.9.6rc19 to activate it by installing Cydia.
11-03-2012, 12:22 PM #13
If it is already restored then why do i have emergency call screen, and when I connected to redsn0w then it says WTF mode or USB communication error. I was using redsn0w version 0.9.15b3 which was supposed to be latest released app. Phone was locked to fido but i don't have fido SIM card. How do i install cydia when it gives me error when connected to redsn0w?
11-03-2012, 12:28 PM #14
11-03-2012, 12:38 PM #15
Ok, I will download that version which you have specified. Do i jailbreak using that app or is there an option to install cydia without jailbreak? What about communication error or WTF mode?
11-03-2012, 12:41 PM #16
11-03-2012, 12:55 PM #17
I was going thru mac version of this guide and found out that i need firmware file. Which one do I need to download? the current firmware or old firmware (4.2.1)? I have already downloaded these 2 before:
Can I use any of these firmware?
11-03-2012, 12:59 PM #18
11-03-2012, 01:31 PM #19
Thanks a lot Simon, now I have cydia on my phone and it seems to be in working state. Does it mean it is jailbroken now? Do I need to do anything else before I start playing around with it? Can I unlock it now to work with my SIM card?
Again thank so much with all your help.
11-03-2012, 01:37 PM #20
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