Instruction : How to force restore


Deus

New member
Ok so after an hour on the phone with Apple and having to retry all the basics like soft reset, hard reset nothing worked. So here is the way to force a hard reset (this will erase all data so hopefully you have backed up!)


I used this when my iPhone 3G was stuck on the Apple logo and would not do anything else. Even after a hard reset (Holding down the home button and power button for 10 seconds). iTunes would also not recognize my iPhone when plugged in.


I am NOT responsible for anyone doing this. I did this myself and it worked fine.


1. Hold down the home button and power button at the same time. This will force the screen to fade and the Apple Logo to reappear. KEEP holding the two buttons down until the iPhone shuts off.

2. Once the iPhone is off plug one end of the usb cable into the PC .

3. Open iTunes

3. While holding down the Home button plug the cable into the iphone.
Contunue holding the home button until the you the itunes logo and the picture of the cable on the iPhone screen. This may take up to 30 seconds.

4. Voila iTunes should now detect the iPhone and you can perform a restore.

Hope this helps someone. Maybe stickie this?


Cheers ;)
 

jfnc

New member
This works great, truly a lifesaver move when you have no other option. I've had to resort to this about once a week or so since 2.0 came out, and it hasn't failed to work yet.
 

Deus

New member
Here are some situations where I have seen this happenning. When going into Settings. If nothing actually loads and you are looking at the greay background...well... either wait of hold down the clack button until it closes. Resetting at this time will cause the death apple.

I have noticed the setting freezing like that when trying to access it while an application is downloading. Whenever you have a frozen app, hold down the black button for like 30 seconds and it should close the app. Never reset with a frozen app or you too may get the death apple .

This is just from observations I have made over the last couple of weeks. I have had to force this reset about 5 times so far.
 

paul100

New member
Thanks for teaching us about force/hard-reset/restore and its pro's and con's. And It helped me a lot of times to make my iTunes recognize my iPhone.
 

RompaRoom

up_all_night
Not now but previously this saved my life, I was ####ing over my jailbroken iPhone not booting up after running cydia thought what am i going to do. Apple will know im jailbroken lol. This worked wonders!
 

Spewy

New member
Recovery mode?

Ok so after an hour on the phone with Apple and having to retry all the basics like soft reset, hard reset nothing worked. So here is the way to force a hard reset (this will erase all data so hopefully you have backed up!)


I used this when my iPhone 3G was stuck on the Apple logo and would not do anything else. Even after a hard reset (Holding down the home button and power button for 10 seconds). iTunes would also not recognize my iPhone when plugged in.


I am NOT responsible for anyone doing this. I did this myself and it worked fine.


1. Hold down the home button and power button at the same time. This will force the screen to fade and the Apple Logo to reappear. KEEP holding the two buttons down until the iPhone shuts off.

2. Once the iPhone is off plug one end of the usb cable into the PC .

3. Open iTunes

3. While holding down the Home button plug the cable into the iphone.
Contunue holding the home button until the you the itunes logo and the picture of the cable on the iPhone screen. This may take up to 30 seconds.

4. Voila iTunes should now detect the iPhone and you can perform a restore.

Hope this helps someone. Maybe stickie this?


Cheers ;)
Hi all,

The above didn't workl for me. I done a reset last night as i am selling the phone and wanted to clear all content.

The phone never restarted, it keeps coming up with the apple logo and a round timer. I tried the above steps and it doesn't help, Itunes comes up with a message 'iphone in recovery mode, restart.

I can't get it to do anything.

Please help,
 

andrewison

New member
Thank you so much

1. Hold down the home button and power button at the same time. This will force the screen to fade and the Apple Logo to reappear. KEEP holding the two buttons down until the iPhone shuts off.

2. Once the iPhone is off plug one end of the usb cable into the PC .

3. Open iTunes

3. While holding down the Home button plug the cable into the iphone.
Contunue holding the home button until the you the itunes logo and the picture of the cable on the iPhone screen. This may take up to 30 seconds.

4. Voila iTunes should now detect the iPhone and you can perform a restore.

Hope this helps someone. Maybe stickie this?


Cheers ;)
thanks so so much for this.
Went and did the iphone 4 through that website hack, installed an app, did a reboot and then , wouldnt restart, stuck on the apple logo.

Was thinking for a moment that I would have to get it done privately.

Cheer
AI
 

neciak

New member
My daughter permently locked me out. This is the same Mac store said to do. The only problem is I can't get my phone to shut down. I have held the power and home button. Nothing works. Any idea's?
Thanks!
 

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