1. ruthiev86's Avatar
    So I have a jailbroken iphone 3g. Last week I bought the 4, so I was planning on deleting everything off the 3g.

    My friend said it shouldn't be a problem to just do the "delete all content and data" from the Reset menu in settings, but now the phone won't even boot up anymore.

    It will get to the white apple like it's loading, come up with the timing circle, then freeze for a while, and start over again.

    I even try hooking it up to my computer with the current version of itunes, and it won't even detect that the 3g is connected at all.

    Suggestions? It's supposed to be a present for my sister, but I'm afraid it's just turned into another iBrick.

    01-04-2011 02:50 AM
  2. swooshme's Avatar
    Maybe you can try holding down both the power and home button for around 15 seconds or so (or until the itunes logo with the usb cable picture) comes up and then try restoring it using itunes on the computer.
    01-04-2011 09:35 AM
  3. myzhi's Avatar
    If you "delete all data..." on a JB phone, you will have to restore the phone. I would recommend restoring to 3.1.3 on 3G iPhone. First, put the phone into recovery or DFU mode, and then, restore.
    01-04-2011 09:58 AM
  4. avz10's Avatar
    I will try the same
    01-04-2011 10:34 AM
  5. jdavis530's Avatar
    DFU mode should definitely work, and I am sure you didn't brick the phone.
    01-04-2011 11:14 AM
  6. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Worst case scenario -- try to put it into DFU mode and restore via iTunes:

    Tip: How to put your iPhone or iPad into DFU mode | TiPb
    01-04-2011 02:39 PM
  7. BLiNK's Avatar
    try downloading: The Firmware Umbrella - TinyUmbrella

    and then select "Exit Recovery" to kick it out recovery mode or the reboot loop

    this has worked for me in the past
    Last edited by BLiNK; 01-04-2011 at 03:14 PM. Reason: added more info
    01-04-2011 02:58 PM