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Thread: 3GS stuck at apple logo..plz help!!!

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    Default 3GS stuck at apple logo..plz help!!!
    Hello.
    I was reinstalling a cydia app when the "restart springboard" option came up.. I clicked it and it froze so i rebooted through holding the home and power button. As I clicked the power button to restart my phone it just stayed at the apple logo screen. It wont go past that screen and when I tried connecting it, nothing happened no sound no itunes pop up. I dont care if I were to lose everything I just want my iphone to start.. Please help.. Ive been searching and searching but nothing.... I tried the DFU method but idk if im doing it right or if its possible since my iphone wont go past the apple logo...

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    Hold down home + power until the phone shuts off and release BEFORE it starts up again and go into DFU mode from there.
    I always feel sorry for the guy in the iPhone commercials. He always gets a call right in the middle of trying to do something

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    would i have to do this connected or not?

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    I'd plug it in just so you would know when the phone gets into DFU mode.
    Then just restore through iTunes
    I always feel sorry for the guy in the iPhone commercials. He always gets a call right in the middle of trying to do something

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    +1 *low fives angiepangie*

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    im doing this but nothing happens
    it just stays on the apple logo..

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    you just stole my thread!
    *down low.. too slow!*

    Quote Originally Posted by Foonaki View Post
    im doing this but nothing happens
    it just stays on the apple logo..
    How are you getting into DFU mode?

    The 30 second rule is really starting to piss me off
    Last edited by angiepangie; 2009-07-31 at 06:39 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    I always feel sorry for the guy in the iPhone commercials. He always gets a call right in the middle of trying to do something

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    Quote Originally Posted by angiepangie View Post
    you just stole my thread!
    *down low.. too slow!*
    We will try it again later

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    thread theft.
    DFU mode
    INSTRUCTIONS
    Step 1. Turn off iPhone
    Step 2. Hold down the power and home button.
    Step 3. When you see the Apple logo, release the power button but continue holding the home button down.
    Step 4. Open iTunes and wait for it to tell you that it detects iPhone in restore/recovery mode.

    Alternative Method:
    Step 1. Connect iPhone to USB then listen to the sound when it connects and disconnects.
    Step 2. Hold the home and power buttons until hear the disconnect sound then release power button.
    Step 3. Wait until you hear another sound then release home button.

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    nothin happens my itunes wont even read it
    and i dnt hear the connect or disconnect sounds as well

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    DFU mode is the key my friend. Be patient and try.
    DFU Mode.
    Method 1)
    • Attach the phone to the pc
    • Turn the phone off
    • Hold power and home together for *exactly* 10 seconds
    • Release power but keep holding home until the pc beeps as a USB device is recognized.
    • At no point will the display come on. Now your restore should work.
    Having problems? Try adjusting the 10 seconds to be slightly less like 9 seconds, then 8, then 7. It’s a tricky timing but you will eventually get it.
    Method 2)
    • Hook up the phone powered on to the PC
    • Now hold home / power until the phone turns off and keep holding for 10 seconds. If the phone ever turns on during this phase, start over and hold for less time.
    • Now release power and continue holding home until the PC recognizes the phone.
    • I don’t like this method as much because there are “rumors” that it may cause some 1604 errors in the restore. I am not convinced of that though.
    Method 3)
    • Attach the phone to the pc
    • Turn the phone off
    • Press and hold power. Keep holding power. As soon as you see display on the screen of any sort press and hold home.
    • Hold power and home together for *exactly* 10 seconds
    • Release power but keep holding home until the pc beeps as a USB device is recognized.
    • At no point will the display come on. Now your restore should work.
    Having problems? Try adjusting the 10 seconds to be slightly less like 9 seconds, then 8, then 7. It’s a tricky timing but you will eventually get it.

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    im using the method listed in above but nothing

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    Not sure what to tell you then, given you all the possible ways to put it in DFU mode. It is the key to restoring a phone. It's either continue trying each method or give up, your choice. Sorry.

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    does itunes need to be running on my pc?

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    It should be on so it detects the phone in recovery mode so you can restore.

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    Run iTunes before going into DFU mode.
    I always feel sorry for the guy in the iPhone commercials. He always gets a call right in the middle of trying to do something

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    i seem to have gotten it to work?
    does this mean i lost everything?
    if i had a backup could i just restore it from my backup
    will it give me back my pics and apps?

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    Good news, I would suggest that you do not restore/sync form a back up, this causes so many problems. You can sync with iTunes to get your contacts and music of coarse, but you will lose sms, notes and pics.

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    oh ok... thank you.... man.... ahhh losing pics

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