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just back from holiday and disaster strikes... can't lose all these photos, please help.

2 year old iphone 3gs 3.1.3 jailbroken (many moons ago). suddenly entered recovery mode - then dfu (apple logo). managed to exit back to recovery mode briefly before stupidly running pwned dfu with snowbreeze 2.9.3

is there any hope to get it back to recovery mode (or normal dfu) to try fix recovery/recboot/tinyumbrella? or upgrade without losing everything since last backup?

any suggestions greatly appreciated.

cheers, bobbarry

asked 19 Apr '12, 17:48

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DFU mode would mean your screen is black. To force a reboot, hold power and home buttons together until the white apple logo appears. Should take 10-15 seconds, but can take up to a minute. If it doesn't boot properly after that do this to recover your photos -

  1. Download and run i-FunBox for your operating system.
  2. Plug your phone into your computer and see if it is recognised by i-FunBox. If it is your device name should appear in the left hand frame of the window, kind of like iTunes.
  3. Under your device you should see your "Camera" folder which you can then expand and copy all to your computer. You will also see Voice Memos Ringtones and Wallpaper folders which can be backed up as well.
  4. To attempt a full recovery, let us know if you had just installed any tweaks and what they were. If you can remember, then you can go to Raw File System under your device in i_FunBox and navigate to /Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries/ and delete files with that tweak name. After you have deleted the offending tweak(s), perform the force reboot again and hopefully it will boot normally again.
  5. Let us know how you get on. ;)

answered 19 Apr '12, 19:59

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iphpwn4 ♦

seach in your itunes.. you may have a "back up" restore point and not even knowing..

itunes- edit- pref- devices..


answered 19 Apr '12, 20:03

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hi thanks for the tips max appresh no backup hasnt been coneected to the pc since the photos/contacts were added.. tried ifunbox with no luck before, just stuck in this pwned dfu state. any ideas please?


answered 20 Apr '12, 17:57

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