Jailbroken iPhone 4 Frozen, Can't Restore In iTunes?
My jailbroken (Verizon) iPhone 4 randomly stopped working the other day - I can't get it to start up.
When I plug it into the computer, iTunes says "iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes." So it seems that it's in DFU mode.
I never backed up any of my SHSH blobs. I'm not concerned with keeping the jailbreak at this point - I just don't want to lose my contacts/photos. I'm fine with upgrading to iOS 5 if it'll get my phone working again.
I tried to upgrade through iTunes (via restore) and was told that "an unknown error occurred (28)".
I've tried restoring on both the computer that the iPhone syncs with (OSX) and on a 64 bit Windows machine (via shift+restore) - no luck with either.
Can someone point me in the right direction here? I am hesitant to take the phone to an Apple Store because I've heard that jailbreaking voids the warranty. Any help would be much appreciated - thanks!
- 10-25-2011, 02:39 PM #2
- 10-25-2011, 02:48 PM #3
Try booting just via Redsn0w. If that doesn't work, you may want to download TinyUmbrella and tick "Start TSS server" - then see if the phone will restore. (or try TinyUmbrella to kick or fix recovery mode).
You can also try editing host files manually if iTunes gives you errors. Sometimes that is the issue with jailbroken devices. Here is a link to a tutorial we have on manually editing host files for iTunes errors...
How to Manually edit host files to fix iTunes restore errors
With Tiny Umbrella, did you mean to start the TSS Server, and then attempt to restore the phone through iTunes? I've already tried Tiny Umbrella for Fix Recovery btw, no luck.
Thanks for your help thus far, I appreciate it!
- 10-25-2011, 03:24 PM #6
- 11-01-2011, 11:24 PM #8
- 11-02-2011, 06:53 AM #9
I'm not sure if you can actually tell(at least I can't) but I make sure it's off at least for a few seconds
I start up redsnow(which closes iTunes) then hold the power and home button then as it goes black hit next on redsnow after just reboot and follow the timings on the screen and works every time for me
Now if only new England got power back I wouldn't have to drive to McDonald's when my phone resets itself
- 12-27-2011, 06:08 AM #10
- 12-27-2011, 10:35 AM #11
- 12-28-2011, 08:55 PM #12