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    Exclamation Help! Bricked iPhone 4!

    I believe I deleted the master.passwd file then I turned the phone off/on and all it does is sit at the black screen with the silver apple logo.
    It's been jailbroken already if that matters in this case. Holding the power button or home button doesn't do anything. Holding both buttons will turn the screen black for a few seconds, then bring back the same silver apple logo screen, then turn off.
    Turn it back on, and you get the same silver apple logo screen.
    Am I screwed? Any ideas on what I can try next? This is my 3rd iphone and I've never done anything this stupid before!
    Any help is very much appreciated.



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    Hi

    Can you try putting the phone to DFU mode and restore via iTunes?

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    Question

    I've tried 4 times now and it detects that it's in restore mode, but always errors out.

    One time the phone went dark for a while and iTunes was stuck on "Preparing iPhone for restore", then it errored out, so I had to turn off/on the phone and it still had the same issue.

    Another time the screen went white while iTunes was stuck on the same section. Errored again (1601, 1604, etc). Don't remember if the other errors were the same.

    What an unbelievable mistake on my part. I was editing the master.passwd file because I couldn't remember my SSH password, and when it wasn't working, for some reason, I deleted it without thinking about what I was doing. Then Terminal wasn't working and

    neither was Cydia, so I turned it off/on and now here I am... screwed.

    Any other ideas?

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    Publish your restore log files (see link in my signature) or we can't help.
    Please read the stickies & search forum before posting!
    How to report an iTunes restore/update fail in a useful manner
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    Thank you for the instrucitons.
    Itunes 10.2
    Iphone 4.0 (i think)
    Win XP
    Latest log:
    BrickIphone - Pastebin.com


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    That log file shows you aren't getting to the point where the iPhone takes over the restore process.

    Are you using a custom IPSW made with pwnagetool/sn0wbreeze?

    If you are using an original IPSW downloaded directly from Apple, try again in DFU mode. I've posted previously the procedure to enter dfu when you cannot start with a shut down phone. Search around and post here if you can't find the procedure (or have problems with the procedure)
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    I was using an original Apple ipsw.
    I tried Redsn0w last night which didn't work, but today I tried Sn0wbreeze and it was able to put a custom firmware on it. The phone got wiped, but at least it's working now. It now has 4.3.2 and is jailbroken. Hopefully tonight I can restore all my data to it from home.
    I just want to say Thanks to everyone here for helping. Losing data is one thing, but bricking your phone is another and I was beating myself up with it.

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    I just did the same thing today. How did you manage to install a custom firmware on it. I tried Redsn0w and I keep getting the 16xx errors. I also tried Sn0wbreeze and got the same thing. Did you manage to preserve the baseband?

 

 

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