1. mjs1982's Avatar
    I bought an iphone 3gs 32gb from a guy today. It was jailbroken and I didn't want it to be jailbroken. So, I went to the settings in the phone and selected "reset" then selected "erase content and settings" to do a complete restore on the phone. It's been resetting for 4 hours! The screen will show the apple logo and a spinning gear, then go back to a black screen, then go back to the logo and this goes on forever. Can anyone tell me what to do here?
    09-17-2009 08:50 PM
  2. mjs1982's Avatar
    Here's what I did:

    Put it in restore mode...

    -Plug one end of the cord into your phone and the other in your computer
    -Remove the cord in your computer, leaving the cord in the phone still plugged in
    -Hold both the home button and on/off button on the phone
    -Once the screen turns off, let go of the on/off button but continue holding the home button
    -Plug in the other end of the cord in your computer while still holding the home button on the phone
    -Once the apple logo appears, continue holding until you see the plug into itunes screen on your phone
    -Click restore.
    09-17-2009 09:27 PM
  3. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Glad you got it fixed. I bought an iPhone on craigslist once. When I went to meet to guy to complete the deal, I asked him to do a reset, and it did the same thing, i.e. take forever to reset.

    Well, you guessed it, I never bought the device
    09-17-2009 09:52 PM