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    Default iPhone is bricked. Could really use some help

    Okay guys I've done a search but I don't see the exact problem that I'm having.

    I recently unlocked my iPhone to use on T-Mobile now. I went through unlocking
    the APN and everything, and the sim card worked just fine. The problem I was
    running into was that my Wi-Fi wouldn't work. With or without my sim card.
    So I reset my "network settings" without my sim card inside and Wi-Fi worked
    fine along with the service. Then today I ran into the same Wi-Fi problem.
    Well I reset network settings again with the sim card inside and now my phone
    is stuck on the Apple logo. No matter how many times I try to reboot the
    phone. I plug it into my USB to restore it and iTunes won't recognize it. I'm
    in need of some major help here.

    I am jailbroken by the way.

    Any help would be appreciated
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    Okay with a bit more searching I found a very helpful post by Iphueria here.

    http://forum.theiphoneblog.com/iphon...ne-frozen.html
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    Every time you reboot you will need to fix the wifi again, BTW you don't need to take your sim out. To get it to boot try holding down the home and power button until it comes up in iTunes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darksniper404 View Post
    Every time you reboot you will need to fix the wifi again, BTW you don't need to take your sim out. To get it to boot try holding down the home and power button until it comes up in iTunes.
    How exactly do you go about fixing the Wi-Fi? What I did the first time was
    reset "network settings" without the sim card in it. Worked after that. After I
    turned it off and didn't use it for a couple of days the sim card worked just
    fine for voice and data, but the Wi-Fi wouldn't turn on again. So I reset network
    settings again while the sim card was in it and that's when I was stuck on
    the Apple logo. That's the only thing I know that I did different that time.
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    Force it into recovery mode by holding the powerful and home buttons or just let the battery die and restore with iTunes.

    If you're using a newer 3Gs then you require a tethered jailbreak so every time the phone is powered off then you need to connect it and run RC3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slone View Post
    Force it into recovery mode by holding the powerful and home buttons or just let the battery die and restore with iTunes.

    If you're using a newer 3Gs then you require a tethered jailbreak so every time the phone is powered off then you need to connect it and run RC3
    Basically what I have now is anytime I turn off the phone the WiFi turns off.
    Since I switch sims between my iPhone and Blackberry I just have one added
    step to switching. Before I insert the sim card I make sure I reset network
    settings on my iPhone and then insert the sim card and then I'm good to go.

    I just hate that on a reboot or turning off the phone that the Wi-Fi turns off
    and I have to do it again. But what can ya do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by forever29 View Post
    Basically what I have now is anytime I turn off the phone the WiFi turns off.
    Since I switch sims between my iPhone and Blackberry I just have one added
    step to switching. Before I insert the sim card I make sure I reset network
    settings on my iPhone and then insert the sim card and then I'm good to go.

    I just hate that on a reboot or turning off the phone that the Wi-Fi turns off
    and I have to do it again. But what can ya do.
    when you turn your phone off wifi is turned OFF? That's really odd, have you installed any apps that mess with the wifi toggle? Maybe you could try reinstalling SBSettings

    Resetting network settings turns the wifi on if you didn't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slone View Post
    when you turn your phone off wifi is turned OFF? That's really odd, have you installed any apps that mess with the wifi toggle? Maybe you could try reinstalling SBSettings

    Resetting network settings turns the wifi on if you didn't know.
    Yeah I actually tested it before I jailbroke again and the same thing. Seems
    to be an common problem with unlocked phones.

    Today I switched back to AT&T because to tell you the truth the phone only
    being in EDGE mode really sucked big time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by forever29 View Post
    Yeah I actually tested it before I jailbroke again and the same thing. Seems
    to be an common problem with unlocked phones.

    Today I switched back to AT&T because to tell you the truth the phone only
    being in EDGE mode really sucked big time.
    I've never heard of wifi turning off, did it stop once you switched back to AT&T?

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