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    Unhappy Broken or Bricked so no return

    I recently bought a US Iphone (Week 47) from the Apple store in NYC with the intention of holding onto the Iphone, until an unlock was available for 1.1.2.

    I bought the iphone in the US as it is currently cheaper than in the UK (or would have been).

    However, on return to the UK, having switched the thing on, it appears to either be defective (DOA) or has previously been returned to the Apple store stock in some state ("Bricked")

    To summarise the problem, from Power on the iphone displays the apple logo and then goes through a boot sequence, where it is possible to see the Darwin OS load and kernel instructions configuration (like watching a Unix machine bought up). The iphone then stops and then reboots to the apple screen and the process starts all over again. No GUI starts up and it cannot be detected on various USB connections.

    My Question therefore is ... Has this phone been previously bricked ? or is this an error ?

    Either way I don't want to send it back to Apple in the UK as it will cost me at least 162 (as it's considered out of warranty) and I would need to ship it back to the US by next Wednesday which will cost me about 80 postage. So neither are attractive financial options.

    It looks like to me that there is some corrupt software. Is there any way that the OS Bootload\firmware can be reinstalled without a USB connection and without the Iphone running ? (without returning to Apple)

    Thanks for any help, otherwise it's going in the bin or on ebay ....



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    If you bought it that way, it's Apple's fault. They sold you used product (should be in white box) as new (in black box). They should exchange it for you.

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    Thanks for the information, but returning it to the Apple store in NYC will still cost me around 80, in order to get it insured and delivered within the 14 day window of Apple's return policy, which doesn't seem an unattractive financial option.

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    it comes with int'l warranty

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    fallenczar ....

    Thanks very much. I searched on DFU and have now managed to reset the IPOD, so I got the itunes\USB cable graphic. and rid of the reboots, by holding down the power on and square button.

    No returns to Apple for me.

    Much appreciated and thanks for posting that hint.

 

 

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