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Hello, So I bought what I thought was a working iPhone 3G off someone for my boyfriend and I know nothing about it. It is stuck on the apple logo and my computer and iTunes is not recognizing the device at all. I know iTunes and my computer is not the problem as I have an iPhone 4S myself and my computer and iTunes both recognize my phone. How can I get this other iPhone to work again?

asked 28 Jan '13, 00:54

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closed 29 Apr '15, 03:24

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Wow, you have a 4S and you bought your boyfriend a 5 year old phone? Couldn't at least spring for a 3GS? Sheesh. :D
See if you can put it into DFU and restore it: Plug device into computer via USB. Don't look at the device, concentrate on the counting. Hold home+power for 10 seconds, then release power but keep holding home for 12 more seconds. Screen should be black.

(28 Jan '13, 01:11) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Lol ya well it's the one he wanted so that's what he got haha!. Anyway now that I've done that it shows up the itunes logo at the top with an arrow pointing up and a USB logo at the bottom! What do I do next lol

(28 Jan '13, 01:20) Melissa88 Melissa88's gravatar image

Then iTunes will recognise your device and will help you restore to latest operating system .

(01 Feb '13, 06:24) csbhirud csbhirud's gravatar image

The question has been closed for being "SPAM MAGNET" by justinred, 29 Apr '15, 03:24


If itunes recognised the idevice then hit the restore button, but first you should make shure your itunes is up to date. You can check it by clicking Help/Check for updates (itunes top left corner) :p Good luck

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answered 03 Feb '13, 07:18

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