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My iPhone 3G suddenly stopped working. The screen

My iPhone 3G suddenly stopped working, it is just a blank screen. Tried charging for 20 minutes and it is not showing the battery charging. When plugged in to iTunes, it says iPhone is in recovery, what does that mean? It says that I must restore this iPhone before it can be used. Also, my iPhone is factory unlocked and jailbroken because I use it overseas for business. What can I do to fix this?

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In certain situations, an iPhone will automatically go into recovery mode after an update or restore issue. If your device is already in recovery mode, you can attempt to restore using iTunes.

Please follow steps on this link http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1414

Note: Restoring your device will delete all the data from your iPhone or iPod touch, including songs, videos, contacts, photos, calendar information, and any other data. All iPhone or iPod touch settings are restored to their factory condition.

Posted on Jan 12, 2010

  • rileycat7 Mar 27, 2011

    So is there anything you can do to get it to work withOUT losing all data?

  • rileycat7 Mar 27, 2011

    Btw... for fear of losing all my data, I did NOT do the system restore that it was prompting me to do, and instead unplugged my USB/ got out of iTunes. I powered my phone off (again). Powered it back on and it showed the Apple logo for quite some time...and then wah-lah! It went back to normal... I guess it's time to back-up my stuff just in case my next iPhone incident doesn't have such magical results... ;)

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