please excuse, I am new to iPhone, as I repair it for a friend.
It's an 4S from USA that some other friend of him wanted to unlock for germany.

So I don't know what he did exactly, but:
When I restart by holding home+power, it restarts like expected. The apple appears for 2 minutes, then the (respring?) turns 180 degree and then stops.
There's also no way to get it into DFU mode, it boots no matter if I hold the home button.
Also when I hold vol+, it won't boot.

I'm out of ideas to get this to boot.

  • Now I shutdown by holding pwr+home for 7 seconds. Held the home-button while connecting to the pc. Now it's in restore mode... – davidbaumann May 9 '14 at 10:43

I could fix it with some luck now.
I didn't restart by holding power+home for 7 seconds.

I pressed them for about 5 seconds, until the screen turned off.
Then I held the home button, and connected it to a pc withouth iTunes installed. (This didn't work with a pc with iTunes!)
Now it asked me to connect to iTunes, so I connected it to another pc having iTunes installed.
After iTunes finished restoring, the phone worked perfect again.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .