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Okay so I tried to install Android on my iPhone running Whited00r and I tapped quick boot into Android before I had actually installed Android with iBoot or whatever it is. Now my iPhone is not responsive and I drained the battery but still nothing.

Is it the end for this iPhone or is there still hope?

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Re: Possibly bricked iPhone 3G
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2014, 05:43:37 AM »
Okay so I tried to install Android on my iPhone running Whited00r and I tapped quick boot into Android before I had actually installed Android with iBoot or whatever it is. Now my iPhone is not responsive and I drained the battery but still nothing.

Is it the end for this iPhone or is there still hope?
you still have hope ;) try putting it into recovery mode or DFU mode and restore it.....
Or wait till bruan reply
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Re: Possibly bricked iPhone 3G
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014, 07:02:23 AM »
you still have hope ;) try putting it into recovery mode or DFU mode and restore it.....
Or wait till bruan reply

My lock button is broken which is also a problem

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Re: Possibly bricked iPhone 3G
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2014, 09:40:47 AM »
My lock button is broken which is also a problem
Why dont you try this method http://www.whited00r.com/forum/index.php/topic,8725.0.html
its tiny umbrella thing i dont know how to restore using that  :( try your best to bring back phone from dead  :-X
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Re: iPhone 3G Unresponsive After Using openiBoot With Broken Power Button
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2014, 10:06:50 PM »
How long did you let the battery drain out for before plugging it into a power source (PC/Wall charger)?  Do you get any life out of it at all via the computer, any noises or anything when plugging it in from the computer?    If not, you may be out of luck entirely unless plugging it onto a wall charger brings some form of life to it, even if just the openiBoot menu.

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Re: iPhone 3G Unresponsive After Using openiBoot With Broken Power Button
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2014, 06:01:02 PM »
If the home button isn't broken, next time the battery is drained hold the home button and plug it up to the computer while holding the home button. Then you will be in recovery mode and you can restore it.
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Re: iPhone 3G Unresponsive After Using openiBoot With Broken Power Button
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2015, 10:03:06 AM »
hi did you find a solution? i'm facing the same problem
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Re: iPhone 3G Unresponsive After Using openiBoot With Broken Power Button
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2015, 06:56:00 AM »
Do you have a broke button? Can you tell which?You can try using tiny umbrella mentioned in my above post and restore...or how did the problem cause?i assume you have installed some tweak and your facing the problem?if that's the case you'll have to drain your battery and while plugging it to the charger press vol+ (up) button it goes into safemode and delete the tweak that is causing the problem and reboot!!:)
BTW which device and iOS you'll have to mention that I assume it's an iPhone 3g
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Re: iPhone 3G Unresponsive After Using openiBoot With Broken Power Button
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2015, 04:59:26 AM »
Do you have a broke button? Can you tell which?You can try using tiny umbrella mentioned in my above post and restore...or how did the problem cause?i assume you have installed some tweak and your facing the problem?if that's the case you'll have to drain your battery and while plugging it to the charger press vol+ (up) button it goes into safemode and delete the tweak that is causing the problem and reboot!!:)
BTW which device and iOS you'll have to mention that I assume it's an iPhone 3g

They installed openIBoot, which really messes with the lower level iOS stuff. Boot loader even :o  Not a tweak that is causing this issue.

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Re: iPhone 3G Unresponsive After Using openiBoot With Broken Power Button
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2015, 07:02:46 AM »
They installed openIBoot, which really messes with the lower level iOS stuff. Boot loader even :o  Not a tweak that is causing this issue.
oh thanks
But the guy hasn't mentiond what he did so I thought he messed up a tweak?
I know what openlboot is but why is it used? I saw in wikipedia that it's for programs which ate not allowed to run...I didn't quite mush of that..
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iPhone 3G Unresponsive After Using openiBoot With Broken Power Button
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2015, 07:36:14 AM »
oh thanks
But the guy hasn't mentiond what he did so I thought he messed up a tweak?
I know what openlboot is but why is it used? I saw in wikipedia that it's for programs which ate not allowed to run...I didn't quite mush of that..
Open iBoot allows to boot into different things. For example any device with a bootroom jailbreak exploit can install Open iBoot and they can then install a different OS as apples stock iBoot checks and signs the ios version to make sure the OS is not modified. Open iBoot stops the checks and allows for you to boot into android (for example) ;)
Thought I would put it into a form of English :P
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Re: iPhone 3G Unresponsive After Using openiBoot With Broken Power Button
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2015, 07:28:32 AM »
Open iBoot allows to boot into different things. For example any device with a bootroom jailbreak exploit can install Open iBoot and they can then install a different OS as apples stock iBoot checks and signs the ios version to make sure the OS is not modified. Open iBoot stops the checks and allows for you to boot into android (for example) ;)
Thought I would put it into a form of English :P
Thanks for the info!!i saw that it is only possible on iPhone 2G and 3G
why do we need to change the frimware when we have this awsome iOS running on it!! ::)
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Re: iPhone 3G Unresponsive After Using openiBoot With Broken Power Button
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2015, 07:57:15 AM »

Thanks for the info!!i saw that it is only possible on iPhone 2G and 3G
why do we need to change the frimware when we have this awsome iOS running on it!! ::)
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Re: iPhone 3G Unresponsive After Using openiBoot With Broken Power Button
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2015, 06:40:52 AM »
oh thanks
But the guy hasn't mentiond what he did so I thought he messed up a tweak?
I know what openlboot is but why is it used? I saw in wikipedia that it's for programs which ate not allowed to run...I didn't quite mush of that..

It says it in the title and in the first post that they used openiBoot :s

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Re: iPhone 3G Unresponsive After Using openiBoot With Broken Power Button
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2016, 03:37:57 AM »
Hey itechy21 I tried draining the power and connecting to a power source but no screen activity and when connected to PC it doesn't show up even I can't put it in dfu mode >:(