iDiot – how not to restore an iPhone
Now this may seem common sense to a lot of you but when restoring/updating/jailbreaking your iPhone, don’t be as stupid as me and pull out the cable.
Stupid thing to do, but I mistook it for my Mighty Mouse cable (they look identical). The phone went dead and all I could get out of it was the Apple logo. I tried all the restore methods but nothing worked.
Quick trip to the Apple store and the Genius plugged in a different cable with a strange looking device attached. Whatever it was, it did the trick and i’ve now got my iPhone back and working.
Seems that this is what happens to phones that have been jailbroken and then updated through iTune. As I only had the phone for a matter of days, and could prove that it was activated they took my word for it. A word of warning though, if your phone was jailbroken they won’t fix it, and will even charge you to remove the SIM card!! My advice is if you have a new iPhone to just wait until they release the SDK and third party app support. There should be some nice goodies available that won’t mess up your phone.
Funnily enough, the genius did the same thing and removed the wrong cable during the restore process!!
Oh and by the way, I wasn’t trying to jailbreak my iPhone – honest!!