Tip & How-To about Apple iPhone 3G
If you have an iPhone 3G that is causing you problems or errors when you are trying to restore then hopefully this information can be useful to you.
If you are struggling to get your computer or iTunes to recognize your iPhone then put the device into recovery mode. To put the device into recovery mode, plug the iPhone into your computer, open iTunes, then hold the sleep button and the home button together for ten seconds before releasing the sleep button. Contine to hold the home button until iTunes pops up and tells you that a device has been detected that needs restoring.
Click restore and iTunes will download and restore the latest firmware to your device for you. Once the restore completes you can set up a new phone or restore al settings from a backup of a previous phone.
If after restoring you get an error message and your iPhone displays a plug into computer logo then we must go through some more steps to get your iPhone going.
This section is for users of 32 bit Windows, which is the majority of people. Download the iRecovery and libusb-32 package and install the libusb-32 file. Move the irecovery.exe file to C:irecoveryirecovery.exe
From your start menu go to Run and type cmd. Press enter and you will be presented with a black box with a command prompt. At the command prompt type C:irecoveryirecovery.exe -s and press enter.
Once your iPhone has been found you will have another command prompt. Now type the following commands:
setenv auto-boot true
Once again reboot your iPhone, holding sleep button and power button until the Apple logo displays, this time your phone should boot up into the normal iPhone interface.
With a bit of luck you have just restored your iPhone 3G!
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