1. Samantha's Avatar
    Ok, so i read a bunch of tutorials about jailbreaking your iphone 3g and it seemed totally simple, even for me. i got to the so-called "tricky part" and it totally screwed me over. i failed to get into gp something mode and instead of being able to just try again, my iphone will not turn back on. i'm totally freaked.

    any way i can fix this? even if it just means i have my original phone back. i don't necessarily need to jailbreak it.
    03-04-2009 08:47 PM
  2. zukir02's Avatar
    Have you tried plugging it back in to itunes and leaving it plug it for a few mins? The same thing happened to me, and I just left it plugged in for about 5 mins and it turned on said it was in recovery mode. Then I just restored it and started fresh.
    03-04-2009 09:35 PM
  3. Samantha's Avatar
    k. that worked. and i was able to get into that mode after, but now it won't let me recover using the custom restore i made... i was forced to use the recover from my backup and now i not only have an un-jailbroken iphone, but i lost all my apps and music =(

    i am too new to mac and iphone to be jailbreaking my own phone ...
    03-04-2009 10:04 PM
  4. zukir02's Avatar
    Try and jailbreak it again. You can always get your apps and music back on there as long as you have it backed up in iTunes.
    03-04-2009 10:07 PM
  5. Samantha's Avatar
    2nd attempt = unsuccessful.

    i got into the mode properly but itunes loaded and gave me an error msg and then i tried reconnecting and restarting itunes and option+clicked recover, used the custom restore and then another error message. no can do.

    thanks for all your help, but i'm hopeless in jailbreaking my phone.
    Last edited by Samantha; 03-04-2009 at 10:23 PM.
    03-04-2009 10:19 PM
  6. zukir02's Avatar
    I am sorry I wasn't much help some one might come in here and help you more.
    03-04-2009 10:21 PM
  7. Samantha's Avatar
    you were helpful, you savedd me so i didnt think myphone was useless and got it to turn on again!! my just wasn't meant to be jailbroken i guess. but it sounds so easy!!! ahhhhg!
    03-04-2009 10:37 PM
  8. APPCRITICal's Avatar
    Hi Sam, what program are you using to Jailbreak?
    Also what firmware are you on?
    03-05-2009 04:15 AM
  9. jamesus's Avatar
    Depending on what version of Mac OS you are running, you will need an external USB hub to jailbreak.
    03-05-2009 09:10 AM
  10. york's Avatar
    Hello. i tried doing the same thing and my iphone wont turn back on and i also tried plugging it back into my mac and nothing. can anyone help?
    03-30-2009 02:41 AM
  11. Ghecko's Avatar
    If you are using 10.5.6 you need to us a USB hub as james said i believe this both of your problems.
    03-30-2009 10:38 AM
  12. Hondoexpress's Avatar
    I held the power and home button for 20 sec and then connected it to the USB and it worked. Might want to try to do that.
    03-30-2009 01:53 PM
  13. humdahum19's Avatar
    I jailbroke my ipod but i could never seem to download apps. I wanted to restore it without the jailbreak. i accidentaly reset it from the ipod and not on the computer and after an hour i was getting nervous because it was still restoring: its still like that after 2 hours
    i put it in dfu mode or whatever but nothing happens and it wont read when the ipod when i plug it in. What do i do? should i just the battery die and plug it in or what?
    Please help...im desperate
    10-23-2009 06:44 PM
  14. LVCIFER's Avatar
    Samantha - what iPhone do you have? 2G (original), 3G (last years) or the 3G[s] (newest)?

    What operating system (also known as "OS" or "Firmware" is your iPhone running? 3.0, 3.1, or 3.1.2?

    What type of Mac do you have? What Mac OS do you have?

    What cellular carrier do you have?
    10-23-2009 06:56 PM
  15. Ipheuria's Avatar
    LVCIFER Samantha wont answer this is an old thread that someone brought back. The original post was in March or April.

    humdahum19 is the one looking for help now.
    10-23-2009 07:19 PM
  16. LVCIFER's Avatar
    See kids, now that's why it pays to pay attention to the dates and times posted next to the posts...

    Lesson learned.

    Fool me once, shame on me.... *chuckle*
    10-24-2009 01:02 AM
  17. Ipheuria's Avatar
    LOL it's OK I was also preparing to respond until I was like let me check the date on this and noticed it was 03/04/....
    10-24-2009 04:02 PM
  18. thetalley10692's Avatar
    what if ur comp does not have itunes.. will any itunes work.. please help.. without my phone i have no job
    02-26-2012 12:11 AM
  19. Anxxs's Avatar
    i also plug itune but it say 3 hours remaining for software udating..... bt not start yet...
    06-23-2013 06:13 AM
  20. natasftw's Avatar
    i also plug itune but it say 3 hours remaining for software udating..... bt not start yet...
    I promise the problem you're having now isn't related to the one they had in 2009.

    Can you share a FEW more details about your situation? Which phone do you have. Which iOS are you operating from? When you plug into iTunes and update, it downloads the latest iOS. How quick is your internet connection as this will impact how long the process takes?
    06-23-2013 12:04 PM