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So just today I plugged my iPhone 3GS into my computer to restore it and try out a new jailbreak. (by the way this phone is not activated anymore, but I have jail broken it with green poison Rc5). Anyway, when I plug it in it doesn't show up on iTunes no matter what I do, plus my iPhone 4 does not show up in iTunes anymore either. Please help, this just started happening today. Thanks

asked 24 Feb '11, 16:51

Shoots's gravatar image


Tried all your usb ports?, different lead?

(24 Feb '11, 17:18) venusanann venusanann's gravatar image

I just tried a different USB port and that did not work either...what do mean by different lead? I'm gonna try a different computer now and see if it shows up

(24 Feb '11, 17:21) Shoots Shoots's gravatar image

Ok, first of all thank you everybody for your help.....I fixed it and all I had to do was trash my iTunes and then reinstall it and that worked :)


answered 24 Feb '11, 18:31

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Glad you're back up and running! Please make sure to vote up the answers that helped you so that others can benefit from your experience :)

(24 Feb '11, 19:01) Endareth Endareth's gravatar image

Yea me too, I voted up pretty much everybody's except my own of course....but my answer seemed to be the one that worked and was very simple

(24 Feb '11, 19:08) Shoots Shoots's gravatar image

Try re-installing the driver for "Apple Mobile Device" or whatever its called.


answered 24 Feb '11, 17:23

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Where would I find that at

(24 Feb '11, 17:25) Shoots Shoots's gravatar image

I tried it on a different computer and it worked, but I still want to fix it for my computer

(24 Feb '11, 17:30) Shoots Shoots's gravatar image
(24 Feb '11, 17:35) venusanann venusanann's gravatar image

answered 24 Feb '11, 18:13

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I'm on a mac

(24 Feb '11, 18:13) Shoots Shoots's gravatar image

And does reinstalling iTunes/Apple Mobile Device stuff fix it?

(24 Feb '11, 18:26) Endareth Endareth's gravatar image

Reinstalling iTunes is what did it, thanks for the help

(24 Feb '11, 18:39) Shoots Shoots's gravatar image

This might be a stupid question. Have you tried rebooting your computer? My coworker had a similar issue with your exact symptoms and a reboot of his powerbook seemed to fix it.


answered 24 Feb '11, 17:41

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Yea I did try that, still didn't work

(24 Feb '11, 17:44) Shoots Shoots's gravatar image
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