- 08-02-2010, 09:23 AM #27
- 08-02-2010, 09:54 AM #29
So let me make sure I understand something:
When you get the screen that shows the usb cable to connect to iTunes, that means the phone is in 'recovery' mode and when it's a blank screen it's in 'DFU' mode?
I don't know exactly what I did different to put it into DFU mode instead of recovery mode. Actually, I was trying to get the screen back with the usb cable and got the blank screen instead and decided to leave it that way and try it.
- 08-02-2010, 10:12 AM #32
- 08-02-2010, 12:05 PM #33iPhone Nanite
- 4 Posts
Just to throw in a "me too" post, I had the exact same experience as the original poster. I ran the jailbreak on my iPhone4, and all was well. The Cydia servers were of course overloaded, so I kept retrying a few installs of basic apps like SBSettings. What I really wanted to try was MyWi. MyWi requires Rock, so I kept retrying the MyWi install or independent RockApp install until it eventually downloaded. MyWi requires RockID to be working, and Rock requires each RockID be unique per device. So I signed up for a new RockID, which prompted a reboot. Not sure why. The iPhone froze at the apple logo and never came out of it, even after an hour of forced reboots. It also wouldn't stay in DFU mode. Eventually I got iTunes to detect the phone in DFU mode, and the restore went fine.
I'm really looking forward to a few basic jailbreak apps, but I think I'll wait a few more days for things to stabilize.
- 08-02-2010, 01:52 PM #34
That's pretty optimistic. I don't think you will EVER have 100% success. We all know that if there's a way someone can screw it up they probably will.
I'm trying to figure out my threshold for making the jump back to jb this time with my iP4. It sounds like the face time and mms stuff is solved. Once I hear that Cydia is stable and the jb apps I want are compatible, I think I'm in.
- 08-02-2010, 03:39 PM #35
I just don't understand jailbreaking. My understanding from before was that it allowed multitasking and changing wallpapers or something like that. I know the thing with SMS, but honestly, I have my ringtones set and when I hear "It's 5:00 Somehwere" coming out of my pocket or purse, I KNOW it's my phone ringing. I also have my MMS set to chime instead of the default. Most people keep the default so I always know it's me. I just don't think it's worth it, the risk of bricking the phone and voiding the warranty. I love playing with techy stuff, though, so if I'm missing something... well, never mind. I probably don't want to know what I'm missing so I won't be tempted! LOL!
- 08-02-2010, 06:21 PM #36
- 08-02-2010, 09:32 PM #37iPhone Nanite
- 3 Posts
did the jailbreak on my iPhone 4 last night, but decided to restore to factory settings after a few hours. Now its stuck on the "restoring iphone software" in iTunes. The "connect to iTunes" logo is on my phone from the moment I power it up. I've tried restoring about 7 times today, and it does the same thing every time. Any advice on how to fix this? I know others have said they restored their phones with no problem. It goes through the process of restoring it, but just stops 3/4 of the way there...like its still loading, but nothing is happening.
- 08-04-2010, 03:53 PM #38
Bricked mine today, was installing Winterboard and it flashed off, next thing I know, it wont leave the apple logo screen.
Having the hardest time restoring it right now, trying to download 4.0.1 and restore but not having luck. Have a $500 paperweight at the moment.
- 08-04-2010, 03:58 PM #39
- 08-05-2010, 05:06 AM #40iPhone Nanite
- 2 Posts
Hey I'm really glad your iPhone is okay! I don't know what I'd do if my baby did that! For what it's worth I have jailbroken my iPhone 4 and it works perfectly. I haven't got a grasp of themes, winterboard yet as when I install a theme it just springboards and goes back to normal!
- 08-05-2010, 03:15 PM #42
- 08-05-2010, 06:18 PM #43
Rock seems to be a major cause of a lot of these "brick makers". My iPhone 4 is jailbroken and I haven't had any issues yet. I also don't have Rock on my phone.
The only issue I suffered was trying to restore my old 3GS to get it ready for sale. I had to try the DFU mode 5 or 6 times before it took.
And like a previous poster, I JB for custom SMS tones.
<insert Sega tag here>
- 08-08-2010, 08:09 AM #44
- 08-09-2010, 08:15 AM #45
I have a JB'n 3G 8G iOS4.0 RUNNS GREAT... I'll TRADE your for your "BROKEN/BRICKED" iphone4 !
My advice... B-4 you JB, READ...READ...READ... If you JB with sn0wbreeze, DO NOT load ROCK... Many, many conflicts with Cydia...
Last edited by IGoSlo; 08-09-2010 at 08:17 AM.