1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Jailbroken iPhone 3gs iOS 5 won't start

Discussion in 'Archive: Phones & Handheld Devices' started by MoscowModder, Nov 3, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. MoscowModder

    MoscowModder Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    Messages:
    8
    For some reason, many (but not all) of the apps on my iPhone stopped working and crashed on startup. I hoped that rebooting would solve the problem, so I hooked it up to my computer to do a tethered boot with Redsn0w... but while I was trying to start up DFU mode, my finger slipped off the power button before it entered DFU mode, and the screen went blank. Now it won't turn on at all. No Apple logo or anything. I tried the process to start in DFU mode again (several times), and held down the power button for over 30 seconds, but to no avail. How can I fix this?

    Edit: I found a website showing a way to get it to boot by holding the Power and Home buttons for 10+ seconds and it booted (with the help of an app called Semitether). I haven't marked this as solved because I am still having trouble getting into DFU mode so I can reboot with Jailbreak features (including the all-important carrier unlock).
    It seems that after I shut down, when I try to reboot it skips the 3-seconds-wait for the first stage of the DFU activation, and shuts down again if I continue with the DFU steps; otherwise it reboots into the half-functional state mentioned above.
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1025364

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice