I have the original IPhone, the smaller one, I think it is 2 gigs. It has TONS of issues, but the newest one is driving me nuts. Throughout the day for several hours at a time it stops working. The screen flashes from black to apple and back. I cannot turn it off or restart it and taking the Sim card out has no effect. I have tried updating it, syncing it, and charging it, and none of them have any effect.
Any ideas? Can I take it to the Apple Store? It is long past the warrenty expiration. Thanks for any help you can offer.
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Re: IPhone shuts off and apple screen flashes
Step 1. Turn off your iPhone.
Step 2. Hold down the power and home button.
Step 3. When you see the Apple logo, release the power button but continue holding the home button down.
Step 4. Open iTunes and wait for it to tell you that its in restore mode.
Step 1. Connect iphone to USB then listen to the sound when it connect and disconnect.
Step 2. Hold the home and power buttons until hear the disconnect sound then release power button.
Step 3. Wait until you hear another sound then release home button.
Take it to the apple store, they will look at it, but it sounds like your logic board is going bad. They can be replaced, with ones bought from ebay or various online sites. Just be careful. Apple will see you a new one for 400 dollars if you want to go that route.
Sounds like the main board in the unit is bad. We have had a few that do the never ending reboot cycle and if they are in warranty, they swapped them out. Yours is not under warranty, so chances are you will have to buy a new phone. Sorry.
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The display is smaller than droid phones because the experts at Apple determined that the ability to reach all the way across the phone with your thumb was more important that a large screen. They wanted to make the phone usable in one hand. (It appears to have worked, too if you notice how many iPhone users have their phones out all the time)
It happens all the time: you think putting a PIN code on your mobile device is a sensible, secure idea but then you forget what you have set it as 2 minutes after it is applied or a child has been messing with your device and set a code and now it's locked.
There is a simple solution to fixing this problem but it does require your Apple iPhone to be wiped which is not an issue if you have recently sync'd with iTunes.
Plug your iPhone into your PC/Mac
With the iPhone still connected turn the iPhone off
Press and hold the home button and then power the iPhone on
Keep holding the home button until the iPhone displays a symbol asking you to plug it into the USB
iTunes should now automatically open, if it doesn't open it now
iTunes should only display one screen which allows you to restore your iPhone back to its original factory state
The restore process can take a bit of time but once it has finished and restarted, just perform a sync via iTunes and your device should be returned to it's original state minus a PIN code
I dont think it is possible to load iOS to a non apple iphone. When you upgrade an apple iphone's software, it sends to apple information for verification. If verification fails, it wont give you an upgrade. With a fake iphone, it wont even have the avenues for sending information to apple for a download of a specifis iOS. And even if you did get the OS, the phone you have must have iphone specific hardware like the A5 processor, GPU, etc. so i really dont think it would be possible to load iOS on a fake iphone
You may have tried this, but if not it may help you.
1. Place phone into recovery mode Open Itunes and connect iphone to computer>Press and hold the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time.>As soon as the screen goes black release the
Sleep/Wake button. Continue holding the home button until you iTunes
pops up a message telling you that it has detected an iPhone in recovery
mode. 2. Google latest firmware or where the newest is located on your computer. 3. Hold option key (mac) or shift (Win) while clicking restore and choose newest firmware to restore to it.
Hopefully this will allow you to restore correctly.
I know there are tons of tutorials on how to replace the glass, digitizer or LCD ( or any combinations thereof) on the iPhone. However, the tutorials can be dangerous because of assuming that it's ok to leave out certain steps of information that is CRITICAL to making sure the phone isn't worse off than when you started. TRY THIS LINK: http://www.iphonefaq.org/archives/97474
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This could be indicative of a couple if different issues. First of all, was the iPhone working prior to this happening? If so, then chances are that the battery is low or perhaps a bad firmware OS update is to blame.
Has this iPhone been jailbroken? This can also lead to startup/freezing issues.
The best solution would be to start the iPhone in recovery mode. To do so, please follow the steps below closely and your iPhone will recover like new. (Please note, before proceeding to the steps, your iPhone will be wiped clean and restored with the newest version of the firmware OS. This will also delete all of the data on the iPhone).
1. Make sure your computer is powered on (and has iTunes installed), with the iPhone USB cable in place. (Do not connect the iPhone yet).
2. WIth the iPhone completely off, connect the USB cable to the iPhone and hold down the Home button at the same time.
3. Continue to hold down the Home button and the iPhone should power on normally.
4. After about a minute, the iTunes logo should appear on the iPhone and your computer should detect the iPhone as entering recovery mode.
5. Your computer should open iTunes and allow you to restore your iPhone.
6. Click the Restore button and the computer will download the latest version of the firmware OS (3.1.3, as of this writing) and when it's done downloading, it will install it on your iPhone.
7. Once complete, your iPhone will reboot and should be restore to its original factory standards.
8. You'll then be able to reactivate it and sync your data back to the iPhone from your most recent backup (if you have one).
If the iPhone continues to power off after 10 seconds, you may have a faulty logic board or power connector on your iPhone that is preventing the iPhone from charging the battery completely. A faulty battery may also be the culprit, especially on older model iPhones and iPods.
you must restore it w/ itunes.it is in dfu mode..heres how to connect it w/ itunes.. Iphone Connect With Itune Turn Off Your Phone Press Home Button ( 5 Second ) After 5 Second Press Power Button (9 Second ) Release Power Button Still Holding The Home Button Itune Detect Your Iphone In D.f.u Mode Release Home Button
you need to jailbreak the iphone go to youtube and type in how to jailbreak an iphone its easy to do just follow directions. when the iphone is flashed youll be able to use tmobile card on it and other providers