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    Default iPhone keeps rebooting, GUI doesn't start - strange problem - help needed

    Hi guys, a friend of mine has a brandnew iPhone 1.1.1 which he bought a couple of days ago. I don't know exactly what he did when he tried to unlock/activate it but since then, his iPhone keeps rebooting or showing the Apple logo/connect to iTunes logo only.

    The iPhone is still responsive, he tried everything possible to make it boot the GUI but nothing seems to help:
    1. he downgraded to 1.0.2
    2. he upgraded again to 1.1.1
    3. he downgraded to 1.0.2
    4. he downgraded to 1.0.1
    5. he used the iphonecomm -s 4 method suggested by Nullriver (command line shows that iPhone is restarting now but iPhone stays stuck in the connect to iTunes triangle)
    6. he tried Funtastic 4.6.1 several times
    7. he tried INdependence 1.3 bet
    8. he tried various methods with iphuc/iphuc-jailbreak
    9. he restored several times using iTunes 7.4.2 and even the new iTunes 7.5 with Leopard
    10. he restored to 1.0.2 and started Apptapp 3.1 (Apptapp just tells him to wait 2-3 minutes and doesn't do anything)

    NOTHING seems to work. The iPhone is responsive, the connect to iTunes logos show up (1.1.1 and 1.0.x) , the DFU mode works too but he can't make the iPhone boot the GUI, it is really incredible.

    Somebody having a clever suggestion what to do next? I don't have his iPhone physically here at my place and I ran out of ideas.



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    wiNstaller-Deactivate

    anything

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    I had a somewhat similar problem when I corrupted the nvram, so you can try, with absolutely no guarantees to start iPhuc and type the following commands

    cmd setenv boot-args
    cmd setenv boot-partition
    cmd setenv boot-path
    cmd setenv boot-ramdisk
    cmd saveenv
    cmd reboot

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    Quote Originally Posted by airguy View Post
    wiNstaller-Deactivate

    anything
    He tried iDemocracy, Carneval, etc., same result here, none of them worked. I really don't understand, the phone is responsive, it just doesn't start the GUI.
    I sent him a mail regarding the setenv method, I hope it works for him because I'm really out of ideas. Maybe he should open up the iPhone, disconnect the battery for a while and try to do a full recovery again. This should do the job but of course he doesn't want to open up the iPhone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zf_ View Post
    I had a somewhat similar problem when I corrupted the nvram, so you can try, with absolutely no guarantees to start iPhuc and type the following commands

    cmd setenv boot-args
    cmd setenv boot-partition
    cmd setenv boot-path
    cmd setenv boot-ramdisk
    cmd saveenv
    cmd reboot
    When entering the first command line, he gets "Segmentation fault" and iPhuc exits.


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    Another error message after succeding to connect to iPhone through INDependence: "error writing modified fstab to iphone".

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    I am having the exact same problem with an iPhone. I have also tried all of the above methods with the same results. It really seems as though something is very corrupted on the iPhone. I find that the "Please Connect to iTunes" comes up really fast when the iPhone tries to boot. Which leads me to believe that the device is having trouble booting up at all.

    If anyone has any other thoughts please let us know. And I will keep this post updated with any more information.

    Thanks

 

 

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