iPhone 3GS iPhone 3GS stuck in DFU mode and nothing is helping...

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  1. beentold

    beentold New Member

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    Ok, here's the situation.
    I've got a 3GS running 3.1.3 jailbreaked (with Spirit) and unlocked (ultrasn0w), new basband (5.12).

    Today I saw an article about Spirit2Pwn which said that this was a tool that would allow me to upgrade to iOS4 and jailbreak it. Even with a new baseband.
    So I went to Cydia, added the source and installed the tool on my 3GS.

    Then all of a sudden it rebooted and went into DFU mode. My handset's screen goes black during DFU/Restore mode (I don't know why, but it's always been that way).
    Now, I can reboot it (using Home and Power buttons), but it always reboots into DFU mode.
    I cannot switch it off using the power button.

    I tried using iRecovery, but that gave me an error:
    "usb_claim_interface: could not claim interface 1, win error: The parameter is incorrect."

    I tried using iREB, but that didn't make my 3GS react at all. I clicked that 3GS-Button (to get it out of the DFU loop), but nothing happened.

    LibUSB has been installed and I'm running WinXP (in a virtual machine - my host OS is Ubuntu Lucid).

    I am completely running out of ideas.
    I even tried "restore & update" through iTunes 9.2 - just to have a usable phone again. But that gave me "error 28".
    Then I tried all of this on a different PC. Same result.

    Now I've made another virtual machine with Windows XP and iTunes 8.1. It won't let me restore my 3GS on that either.

    I don't care what Firmware I get, I don't care if it's jailbroken or unlocked or not. I just want to be able to use my phone.
    Because it was jailbroken before, I've voided my warranty so I can't go to Apple for support.

    So, if anyone has any ideas... please let me know.
    I've heard that you can SSH into a 3GS but I don't know how. Or what to do when I'm in.

    Really desperate here.
    And yes - I am an idiot for not double-checking that Spirit2Pwn fake ass crap.

    Next time I'll just wait patiently for Geohot, Sn0W or whoever to release a proper official JB.
  2. Tkf1

    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    From iHsn0w's twitter. WARNING : New Bootrom users MUST NOT install Spirit2Pwn. It flashes the NOR for old bootroms! You will go into a dfu loop.

    Your in a DFU loop right now.
  3. beentold

    beentold New Member

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    Yeah, I saw that. Too late unfortunately.
    And I can't think of anything I can do to get the device out of the loop.
  4. jmwerkus

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    take it to apple.
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    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    When it's jailbroken?
  6. beentold

    beentold New Member

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    By the way, here's what libUSB has to say about my iPhone:
    Code:
    bus/device  idVendor/idProduct
    bus-0/\\.\libusb0-0003--0x05ac-0x1227     05AC/1227
    - Manufacturer : Apple Inc.
    - Product      : Apple Mobile Device (DFU Mode)
    - Unable to fetch serial number string
      wTotalLength:         25
      bNumInterfaces:       1
      bConfigurationValue:  1
      iConfiguration:       0
      bmAttributes:         80h
      MaxPower:             50
        bInterfaceNumber:   0
        bAlternateSetting:  0
        bNumEndpoints:      0
        bInterfaceClass:    254
        bInterfaceSubClass: 1
        bInterfaceProtocol: 2
        iInterface:         0
    
  7. KoldFeit

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    So, why can't you restore in DFU mode using the original 3.1.3 (if you have SHSH blobs in Cydia)
    otherwise iOS 4.0. Is better than not having a phone at all.
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    b-mac 39 Well-Known Member

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    Just go to iOS4. Much easier.
  9. picklejw

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    Ive had a ass of a time jailbreaking, idk why but since ios 4.0 jb i ALWAYS had to do this process took my 16 hours to figure this out...

    1) iTunes 9.0 => restore to 3.1.2 error 1015 then #2
    2) recboot kick out of restore mode
    3) redsn0w jailbreak 3.1.2
    4) Newest iTunes, restore to 4.0gm
    5) all good!

    (you need recboot and a old version of iTunes to restore 3.1.2, and hopfully you have the shsh blob)
  10. khurram_

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    stuck in DFU loop cant get out i tried every possible thing but no chance plz help

    hello people i am in a big problem please help me
    i was running 3.1.3 on my iphone 3gs and i installed spirit2pwn after that i am stuck in dfu mode and nothing works for me my iphone 3gs 3.1.3 was jailbroken by spirit and now i am stuck on black screen plz help thank you

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