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last sunday I jailbroke my 3gs 4.2.1 with gp but it kept rebooting when I made calls. I restored it and it was fine for a couple of days. last night the battery died sho i plugged it up to charge it. today it will not come on and the computer wont recognize the usb device. I have held the power and home buttons for over a minute. any suggestions?

asked 11 Feb '11, 23:58

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Boot into recovery


answered 12 Feb '11, 01:29

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how do you do that

(12 Feb '11, 10:12) jmoore jmoore's gravatar image

can anybody help me with this?

(12 Feb '11, 18:30) jmoore jmoore's gravatar image

is my phone completely shot and nobody wants to tell me?

(12 Feb '11, 20:41) jmoore jmoore's gravatar image

You say you have tried this already but the only thing I could suggest, Assuming it has been on the usb charging, is to make sure you are holding the home and power buttons at the same time for around 10-15 seconds. If its more than 30 seconds then something else is borked on it.

Maybe it didn't charge when you plugged it in. Try another usb cable in another usb port. Try another computer. iPhones have to charge for a bit before they will turn completely on anyway so if you do try those options and it wont come on, leave it plugged in for about 10 minutes on another computer. Good Luck



answered 12 Feb '11, 20:46

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yeah ive tried different cables, ports, and computers with no luck. i guess something is broke. thanks anyway.

(12 Feb '11, 21:02) jmoore jmoore's gravatar image
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