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    Angry "erase all content and settings" restart loop

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    Hi, not long ago i used Jailbreakme.com to jailbreak a iPod Touch 2nd Generation MC model. Everything was perfect and fine with all the regular jailbreaking stuff.

    Afterwards, i had an epic issue where all my apps disappeared (that werent cydia/system apps). I believe this entire thing had to do with me trying to install icy from cydia. Earlier i had an epic malfunction with cydia, where everything within it disappeared. I had fixed that by using iFunbox and deleting all the sources which solved the problem. BUT, during that i used APTBACKUP, which "supposedly" saves your cydia hacks/tweaks. After its stuff was finished, i found my self with all my apps missing that werent from cydia or default apps (i.e. Clock Calendar, Music etc...). I looked at my applicatiom list in iFunbox, AND THEY WERE STILL THERE, but not on the springboard

    Then, i tried to "ERASE ALL CONTENT AND SETTINGS" THEN EVERYTHING WENT BLEH. It showed the progress line and finishes, The device starts up and then continues to show the apple logo, and spiny thiny on it, for around 20-30 mins. then, it restarts the entire device and continues to restart again and its loop continues forever and ever.

    DFU mode (10 secs hold both home/power button) just puts it back where it started, into the beginning of the loop.

    Also, the device is not detected by my computer at all at any stage of the process.

    Please, can somebody help?



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    Quote Originally Posted by apakiguy View Post
    i tried to "ERASE ALL CONTENT AND SETTINGS" THEN EVERYTHING WENT BLEH. It showed the progress line and finishes, The device starts up and then continues to show the apple logo, and spiny thiny on it, for around 20-30 mins. then, it restarts the entire device and continues to restart again and its loop continues forever and ever.

    DFU mode (10 secs hold both home/power button) just puts it back where it started, into the beginning of the loop.

    Also, the device is not detected by my computer at all at any stage of the process.
    You are trying DFU mode wrongly

    http://www.hackint0sh.org/f137/54082.htm

    Also try to enter DFU with the device connected to a wall charger instead of your computer (and be sure you are using an original apple USB cable)

    Once you are in DFU, you can disconnect the device and reconnect it to your computer (as long as the battery works okay)

    Additionally, you need a SHSH to restore to 4.0 or 4.0.1 - otherwise you will need to restore to 4.2.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by apakiguy View Post
    Then, i tried to "ERASE ALL CONTENT AND SETTINGS" THEN EVERYTHING WENT BLEH. It showed the progress line and finishes, The device starts up and then continues to show the apple logo, and spiny thiny on it, for around 20-30 mins. then, it restarts the entire device and continues to restart again and its loop continues forever and ever.
    You are absolutely correct, and this is expected behavior when you tell the iPhone to erase all content and settings -- 'all content' includes the currently installed version of iOS. This means that after a successful wipe, the phone does not have an iOS revision installed and can only be restored in DFU mode. As Olethros mentioned, your method behind entering DFU mode is not correct. The easiest way I've ever found to do it is this:

    1) Plug device into computer while it's bootlooping.
    2) Hold power and home until the phone shuts off.
    3) Immediately release home and power and BEFORE THE SCREEN TURNS BACK ON, hit home and power again and hold both.
    4) Count to ten and let go of the power button.
    5) Keep holding home until your computer beeps with the USB connect sound.

    You should be in DFU mode. That said, it still takes me a few tries to get it every time I do it. In either case, you've done nothing to prevent your device from being able to enter DFU mode so, as long as you have a working home and power button you should just be able to DFU restore a jailbreakable OS and go right along with everything.

    Good luck!
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    OMG n1ckn4m3, THANK YOU

    IT WORKED DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

    (sorry fo the extrmeley late reply)

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    No problem -- glad to hear this solved the issue! Let us know if you need anything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n1ckn4m3 View Post
    You are absolutely correct, and this is expected behavior when you tell the iPhone to erase all content and settings -- 'all content' includes the currently installed version of iOS. This means that after a successful wipe, the phone does not have an iOS revision installed and can only be restored in DFU mode. As Olethros mentioned, your method behind entering DFU mode is not correct. The easiest way I've ever found to do it is this:

    1) Plug device into computer while it's bootlooping.
    2) Hold power and home until the phone shuts off.
    3) Immediately release home and power and BEFORE THE SCREEN TURNS BACK ON, hit home and power again and hold both.
    4) Count to ten and let go of the power button.
    5) Keep holding home until your computer beeps with the USB connect sound.

    You should be in DFU mode. That said, it still takes me a few tries to get it every time I do it. In either case, you've done nothing to prevent your device from being able to enter DFU mode so, as long as you have a working home and power button you should just be able to DFU restore a jailbreakable OS and go right along with everything.

    Good luck!
    Hi guys,

    I made a similar mistake with my iPhone 4 (BB 01.59 and iSO 4.0) where I used jailbreakme and then erased all content.

    I entered DFU mode, but when attempting to restore in iTunes, I get an error message that says: "The iPhone "iPhone" could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the requested build."

    I have tried to restore using different builds by using option+restore but get the same error every time.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by dallash2 View Post
    Hi guys,

    I made a similar mistake with my iPhone 4 (BB 01.59 and iSO 4.0) where I used jailbreakme and then erased all content.

    I entered DFU mode, but when attempting to restore in iTunes, I get an error message that says: "The iPhone "iPhone" could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the requested build."

    I have tried to restore using different builds by using option+restore but get the same error every time.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Mark
    This is a different problem. You either don't have a saved SHSH for the iOS version you are trying to restore or your hosts file is configured incorrectly. The first problem can't be solved if you haven't proactively saved your SHSH before apple stops signing them. In both cases, the tool TinyUmbrella is vital to diagnosing and potentially resolving the problem. Please search for 3194 and SHSH - find a suitable thread and post in that, because right now you are trying to threadjack this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olethros View Post
    This is a different problem. You either don't have a saved SHSH for the iOS version you are trying to restore or your hosts file is configured incorrectly. The first problem can't be solved if you haven't proactively saved your SHSH before apple stops signing them. In both cases, the tool TinyUmbrella is vital to diagnosing and potentially resolving the problem. Please search for 3194 and SHSH - find a suitable thread and post in that, because right now you are trying to threadjack this thread.
    Sorry, I was not trying to threadjack - this seems like the exact same steps I took so I posted here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dallash2 View Post
    Sorry, I was not trying to threadjack - this seems like the exact same steps I took so I posted here.
    Understood -- this (the 3194) is a very common problem on the board though, so just do a quick thread search for it -- you shouldn't have any problems finding your answer. SHSH is important, click the link in my or Olethros's signature to educate yourself on it and you won't ever experience this problem again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dallash2 View Post
    Sorry, I was not trying to threadjack - this seems like the exact same steps I took so I posted here.
    you might have followed the same or similar steps to get to the point where you currently are, however the error you quoted will not be solved by the procedure listed in this thread. This is why I said you were taking the thread off topic.

    Once you get past the 3194 error, you can probably come back to this thread and follow the procedures here to get your phone working again.
    Last edited by Olethros; 05-19-2011 at 09:01 AM.
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