1. anneemonster's Avatar
    SOOOO i bricked my phone. i was trying to restore and update it to 4.2.8 and it would get about 3/4 of the way through the restore and tell me that there was an unknown error (9). i've tried everything the apple site says along with tinyumbrella. recboot is no longer available or i would've tried that also. anyone else have this issue? it's just stuck on the screen with the usb pointing the the itunes symbol. and yes, i am...was?...jailbroken.
    any help wouls be awesome. i use my phone for everything :/
    05-25-2011 01:59 PM
  2. FrekeyZeeky's Avatar
    I would recommend trying to do a restore before the upgrade. If you were on 4.2.6, then restore with that OS prior to upgrading to 4.2.8. This will install a fresh copy to be upgraded.
    05-25-2011 03:06 PM
  3. anneemonster's Avatar
    i can't restore at all. it's stuck in recovery mode from trying to update and restore.
    05-25-2011 03:28 PM
  4. anon4705193's Avatar
    You said that you did everything the Apple website said to do, so forgive me if you tried this already, but did you force it into DFU mode and try to restore that way?
    05-25-2011 03:59 PM
  5. FrekeyZeeky's Avatar
    You should be able to put it into Recovery mode again.

    Take a look at this website... iPhone 101: How to Put the iPhone Into Recovery Mode | TiPb
    05-25-2011 04:01 PM
  6. Swarm's Avatar
    first of all dont worry, it is not possible to "brick" youre iphone unless you throw it into the ocean or of a building. I would try putting the phone in dfu mode and restore that way. If that doesnt work you can always try restoring it on a different computer, and last just take it to apple and have them restore it on one of their computers there. if it is at the plug into itunes screen they cant tell that you were jailbroken so that should be ok to do if all else fails. Im sure a lot of us,including myself, have had this happen to us and were not sure what to do so just keep trying and remember its just software which almost always can be fixed. Use youtube as a resource it has helped me many times.
    05-26-2011 05:00 PM
  7. anneemonster's Avatar
    first of all dont worry, it is not possible to "brick" youre iphone unless you throw it into the ocean or of a building. I would try putting the phone in dfu mode and restore that way. If that doesnt work you can always try restoring it on a different computer, and last just take it to apple and have them restore it on one of their computers there. if it is at the plug into itunes screen they cant tell that you were jailbroken so that should be ok to do if all else fails. Im sure a lot of us,including myself, have had this happen to us and were not sure what to do so just keep trying and remember its just software which almost always can be fixed. Use youtube as a resource it has helped me many times.
    yeah i've tried pretty much everything. either the programs don't do anything or they just don't work on my computer since it's basically a dinosaur compared to what's out now. i have an appointment with the genius people tomorrow so i'm thinking i'll just tell them i was trying to update it to 4.2.8 and it froze up on me. but if they ask if i'm jailbroken i'll most likely say yes...mostly because i'm a really bad liar lol.
    05-26-2011 08:35 PM
  8. moneymike47's Avatar
    I feel like the geniuses know people jailbreak their phones so it won't be a big deal, unless it's a d1ck genius lol.
    05-26-2011 10:15 PM
  9. Arelunde's Avatar
    To reboot when bricked, push & hold power button and home button for five seconds. Should launch the apple icon and reset your iPhone.
    05-27-2011 12:15 AM
  10. anneemonster's Avatar
    I feel like the geniuses know people jailbreak their phones so it won't be a big deal, unless it's a d1ck genius lol.
    knowing my luck, i'll get the douchiest person in the store lol. but hey, the way i see it, if apple gave us the options to begin with, no one would have to jailbreak in the first place. just sayin' haha.
    05-27-2011 01:34 AM
  11. anneemonster's Avatar
    To reboot when bricked, push & hold power button and home button for five seconds. Should launch the apple icon and reset your iPhone.
    you don't understand how many times i've done this. along with recboot, irecovery, re-jailbreaking, and tinyumbrella. nothing.
    05-27-2011 01:35 AM
  12. Swarm's Avatar
    I would keep the jailbreak stuff on the dl at the store you never know if the guy youre dealing with is a ****** or not. But taking it to the store will likely fix the problem. Then you can jailbreak 4.2.8 with snowbreeze. Ideally if you had ur 4.2.6 blobs saved you could have restored with that firmware and been good to go but it sounds like it's not gonna happen with ur computer.
    05-27-2011 01:36 AM
  13. anneemonster's Avatar
    I would keep the jailbreak stuff on the dl at the store you never know if the guy youre dealing with is a ****** or not. But taking it to the store will likely fix the problem. Then you can jailbreak 4.2.8 with snowbreeze. Ideally if you had ur 4.2.6 blobs saved you could have restored with that firmware and been good to go but it sounds like it's not gonna happen with ur computer.
    i didn't save anything...that i know of lol. i'll probably just tell them i was trying to update to 4.2.8 and see what happens. i'll probably hold off on the jailbreaking for a while though...
    05-27-2011 01:50 AM
  14. moneymike47's Avatar
    I'm really curious as to what happens when you go, keep us updated! Lol
    05-27-2011 12:20 PM
  15. anneemonster's Avatar
    lol will do
    05-27-2011 12:52 PM
  16. anneemonster's Avatar
    So I went to the apple store. Genius dude was really cool and just asked what the problem was. I told him that I was trying to update to 4.2.8. It was fixed in about 10 minutes. I'm just glad I have my phone back lol.
    05-27-2011 11:54 PM
  17. BLiNK's Avatar
    glad you got it fixed. have you loaded all your music, photos etc.. back onto it yet? also, do you still plan on doing the Pure thing.. for now?
    05-28-2011 12:05 AM
  18. moneymike47's Avatar
    And another question, did you tell him that it was/is jailbroken or did he see that it was? And if so, what'd he say? Lol
    05-28-2011 01:27 AM
  19. anneemonster's Avatar
    Nope. I didn't tell him and he didn't ask. Since it was at the dreaded connect to iTunes screen I guess he wasn't able to know whether it was jailbroken or not. All he asked was what the problem was.
    05-28-2011 02:41 AM
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