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iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo After Installing an App from Cydia


Some times after installing an App from Cydia when you respring/reboot the device it stuck at the apple logo, iTunes will recognize that “an” iPhone is connected to it, but it wont identify the iPhone as being your iPhone. Every time you turn it on it goes back to the apple logo. Here is the little fix hat will help you to fix this problem. First of all download and install iPhoneBrowser. When you run iPhoneBrowser, the software might say that no iPhone is found. If that is the case, than disconnect and reconnect your device and iPhoneBrowser will recognize it. Once iPhone browser recognizes your phone follow the following steps and you’ll be fine.

iPhone Stucked on Apple Logo

  • Navigate to /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.SpringBoard.plist and backup com.apple.Springboard.plist to your PC.
  • Download and install EditPadLite from EditPad Lite – Free Text Editor for Windows . Than rename com.apple.Springboard.plist tocom.apple.Springboard.plist.txt
  • After changing the file extension form .plist to .txt, open it wit EditPadLite ( Wordpad or Notpad wont work ) and edit the file by removing the the offending key in the DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES





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  1. ili August 9, 2011 Reply


    Thanks for all the advices from op and B-Luv.

    I already had this problem in the past and it worked. This time seems to be different. I have my iphone 4 4.2.1 bb1.59.00 stuck on the apple logo after an update from cydia and a reboot.

    Usually I can reboot my iphone with no problem. This time it seems to be different.

    So far:

    1. I cannot get iphone explorer or iphone browser to recognize my iphone.
    2. I tried to ssh into it, but my iphone is not connected to my network at any stage of the booting process, as I cannot see it in my router connected devices.
    3. I used Redsn0w to boot in tethered mode it did not help.
    4. I put my iphone in DFU mode and used greepoison to jailbreak it again, but when I reboot it’s still stuck on apple’s logo.
    5. I tried kicking my iphone out of recovery mode with irecovery, and iReb with no luck.

    I tried to follow B-Luv solution, but I think I have a problem with my file system. Can I upload a new boot.

    Ideally I’d like not to reset my iphone to factory settings, I have a particular contact and some photos that I did not get to backup this weekend.

    I am wondering is there a way to make iphone explorer or iphone browser recognize my iphone in DFU or recovery mode?

    Thank you so much for any help, I’d really appreciate it.

  2. leonstage April 11, 2011 Reply


    it actually worked!!

    In the midst of waiting for my above comment to be moderate.. suddenly my itunes pop up and my iphone is back alive again!!

    I almost did a restore of my jailbreak iphone.. but i hesitated twice to restore it and i am glad i hesitated.

    B-LUV, u are the man!!!

  3. boombastick January 21, 2011 Reply

    to make it look like string-string

  4. boombastick January 21, 2011 Reply

    I deleted /Library/MobileSubstrate/MobileSubstrate.dylib to make it look like
    It has rebooted but its different (stock). Icons have been pulled from Categories, If anything has been checked in Winterboard its still stock etc…

  5. Vishesh January 10, 2011 Reply

    My iphone 2g stucked on boot screen with loading circles after i reseted my whole iphone plz help me!!!!!!!!!

  6. Johnny Santamaria December 26, 2010 Reply

    I’ve tried everything, but iPhoneBrowser still won’t recognize my phone.

  7. Naing December 7, 2010 Reply

    that is work …my 3g iphone with 4.1 OS..,
    but i hv not up botting…
    still can connect itune..
    so can i restore over hall…

  8. kings3maj November 30, 2010 Reply

    hey Swordjonny! im having the same problems you recently had. can you email me? im totally lost on what to do to fix this. thanks kings3maj@aim.com

  9. nuke November 28, 2010 Reply

    Hey Guys,

    I tried hundreds of these tuts but none worked for me -.-
    but then i solved it this way:

    I have 3gs, jailbroken on 4.1 and i was stuck on totating apple logo.
    The easiest way to solve this is to rejailbreak using limera1n!!

    Just do the jailbreak again and it will work 😉

    hope I could help!!!

  10. SJ November 24, 2010 Reply


    yep well done, I actually found this fix by fault… and can clarify that your system works. I got my going in about 10 minutes while I was searching for a solution and then found this web page.

    Just as I was reading your post the iPhone came back up.

    Just do what is said and it will work.

  11. Jason November 7, 2010 Reply

    Excellent! Thanks! This was a big help. I attempted to edit one of the springboard plist files to enable multitasking on 4.1 for my iPhone 3G, and it went into endless re-spring and reboot… This entry explained what it was doing, and how I could fix it! I had no idea that the phone had actually booted and I could SSH into it while the apple logo was showing! What a relief… I didn’t need to restore and jailbreak all over…


  12. Peter October 11, 2010 Reply

    B-Luv I luv you!

    I was playing Chess with Friends and the iphone just died and would not boot up past the apple logo. I am running on a 3gs 3.1.2 with a tethered Blackrain jailbreak. I did B-Luvs steps and after the second time plugging it into the outlet and waiting about 3-4 minutes the “Plug into iTunes” screen came up, I plugged it into the USB and ran Blackrain again..5 minutes later the phone was up! Thanks!

  13. stephen gunawan September 17, 2010 Reply

    Hi B-Luv, after struggling with my fear of losing my important data, finally i follow your instruction to restore and re-jailbreak my iPhone. it’s still better than its vegetative state befitting to become paper weight.

    i follow your instruction and finally able to re-jailbreak and unlock my iPhone, though i ended up using ultrasn0w to unlock my iPhone and add “PushFix” to get it work the way it supposed to be (i can’t find snowbreeze in cydia). And i finally found the culprit behind all of this mess… it’s blacksn0w (especially RC1).

    blacksn0w cut all the connection (gprs, edge, 3g, 3.5g, and Wi-Fi) and finally crash. after rebooting, without giving any chance to enter at all, it crash again, and again, and again. it got nothing to do with mobilewatchdog.bundle, auto-boot true, and dynamic folders creating rotating element. i got a hard lesson last night. when i couldn’t locate sn0wbreeze in cydia, i ran for blacksn0w because i got 05.11.07 baseband. and after that, i have to start from the scratch because blacksn0w ruin it all.

    afterall said and done, Brian, you’re ROOOCK!!! it’s all thanks to you my iPhone had risen from the death. and this experience give me a deeper understanding of my iPhone.

    Thank yo so much

    Stephen Gunawan

  14. B-Luv September 2, 2010 Reply

    I spend aprroximately an hour or two EVERY DAY helping people with this problem, and helping them get their iPhones up and running, jailbreak, unlock, and so forth. Like i said in a previous post, “I don’t mind helping others in this situation, I wouldn’t wish it upon my worst enemy”. I do, however spend a lot of time helping STRANGERS…
    So, if you feel that i have helped you in any way, or saved your iDevice from it’s worthless paperweight stage….. please donate for the time that i spend. Anything counts. I almost want to change my email address because i get AT LEAST 10 emails a day now.


    Anything would be appreciated!!!

    Thanks to anyone who understands how much time i am putting forth to helping those who feel helpless.

  15. T-Wattz August 19, 2010 Reply


    U R the Shhhhhiiiizzzzznit!!!!!!!

    I had my 3.1.3 spirit JB iphone just about where i wanted it. I saw that Rock was showing that I had a Status Notifier. I never had any problems with SN so I said, what the hell and when it can to doing its “soft reboot” all hell broke loose. Black screen white apple. I downloaded a free .plist editor, opened Iphone explorer, navigated to /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.SpringBoard.plist. I was looking for anything that said Status Notifier being that it was the last thing I installed. But NOOOOOOOOOOO not that easy. The above instructions say look for DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES. I have no idea what that means but in English i guess it mean the f’dup file below. So I deleted everything between the string. And WOW no more restoring for the 1000th time. Now will say, I backedup everything with pkgbackup and synced my phone before this happened and I think thats how I was able to have all my packages and sources BUT my categories were not active and neither were my themes. BUT WHO CARES – I didnt have to RESTORE!!!!!!

  16. drey August 13, 2010 Reply

    Hi, my phone just refuse to start up. Its stuck at apple logo & keeps rebooting without getting past it.
    I think Im facing the issue of my phone showing the apple logo, then a constant respring (circular spinning object), in which your phone just reboots, then shows white apple, then reboots…..

    Does anyone have a solution for this without the need to restore it??

    This is really painful!

  17. Tobi August 11, 2010 Reply

    this is simply awesome. I had to tweak it to my situation. But I have done it. Finally. You are my hero today Vinay!

    I had to implement this before restarting, because the bug that I had wouldn’t let me past the Apple Logo into any kind of restoring.
    The thing is, you will have to change the thing back, copy it back onto the iphone, then restart. It will go past the logo, you will hear a blip from iTunes, that it has detected your phone. Afterwards, change everything back to normal. Voila, you will have a working phone.


  18. B-Luv July 21, 2010 Reply

    Thank you SOOOOO MUCH!!! To all that appreciate my fix/suggestions for this heartbreak of an error that your iDevice may have caused you. I hope that you all are enjoying your iThings again. ;P

    I have been helping about 60-100 different people with this problem via email. I don’t mind doing so WHAT-SO-EVER!!!

    What I “wish” I could do is:
    Go back and edit my first two posts and imply that you need to keep your iPhone/iPod/iPad hooked up to your computer/wall charger/dock for at least 5 mins per each power source, then if it hasn’t done anything by then, immediately swith to the next. If you just keep it hooked up, you’re wasting your time.

    So give it 5 minutes per power source.

    Also, Most of the time mine will boot up with iTunes around approximately 45 mins. If I could go back to the first post that i made and change it from 15 mins to 45-an hour, i would have saved my self some time by answering peoples emails about how long they should leave it hooked up, but then again, i have another issue to address here.

    One last thing… If your iDevice is NOT “stuck” on the apple boot-up logo, and you have the issue of the phone showing the apple logo, then a constant respring (circular spinning object), in which your phone just reboots, then shows white apple, then reboots….. THIS METHOD WILL NOT WORK FOR YOU!!!

    Once again… Best of Luck to you all who have this problem/shitty feeling in your stomach. I know how it feels. And that’s why i even posted my email address online. I wouldn’t wish this upon my worst enemy.

  19. sam July 19, 2010 Reply

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD WINTERBOARD FROM CYDIA it always gives u this freaking issue of hang on apple logo. so FUCK winterboard nomore!

  20. Rob June 21, 2010 Reply

    So, I have been trying this reboot, restore thing. Two days, half an hour or more each time, nothing. Is there thing else in the steps, that if done wrong would cause it not to work? If I can’t get it working in another day or so, I am going to just do a full restore. But it sucks to lose pictures of the kids I took before this crash happened.

  21. King34 June 15, 2010 Reply

    Man I like how the B luv way is working for Mostly everybody but i tried and no luck but im not sure if im doing it right so i mean like when to trun it of and when to plug it back in? Plz Help ASAP i just upgraded to windows 7 on my other laptop and that wiped out the back up and no i need to find a way around with out the restore…..Thank You guys

    If you could kindly Email me kashity@hotmail.com Thank you guys its always nice to see how the community is helping eachother :)and i have iphone 3g running 3.1.3

  22. RUBEN June 9, 2010 Reply

    I have a question for B-Luv and saurabh
    I tried the method and I heard my itunes beep and it recognized my phone however like v said it still on apple screen I can synce but it still on apple screen and then it reboots it self, what can I do am trying to save my 3.1.2 am really worried I didn’t do anything to phone I just turned it off over night..what steps do I need to take am hoping to get lucky..

  23. Rami June 6, 2010 Reply


    You saved me tons of frustrating work to recover,

    my 3GS was stuck at apple logo after working fine for months..

    I read your post so I tried to connect it to iTunes and then wall charger and again..

    At first iTunes recognized the phone and even started syncing (still with apple logo 🙂 and never got beyond backing up..

    So I tried connecting it to wall, the iTunes, and on the 3d try the phone came alive with iTunes and works perfect!!

    Jailbreaking is not for faint hearted .. 🙂

  24. saurabh June 6, 2010 Reply

    Hi Swordjonny
    Last night when I found my wi fi not working i reset my network settings, and since then I am stuck with apple logo. I tried everything but all in vain. I even tried to fix it by iphonebrowser but it is not able to detect the phone while itunes is able to detect it in recovery mode.
    The 3gs phone is JB so I don’t want to restore it. I will try to follow what you did, is there a way by which you can drain the battery quite fast? since the battery was 100% when this problem happened.

    I will be obliged if you can provide some more help.

  25. Ziishan June 2, 2010 Reply

    OMG!! BIG UP B-LUV!!! u r the man (or girl).

    My story

    i jailbroke ages ago n today updated a cydia update. aftr i added the Podula source, and from it i installed AnyRing app. staright away it went blank and the logo appeared. i was fuming and did evrythng to get it bak. nothing worked. in the end it was 12am (midnight – 3hrs past my bedtime) and i decided to use B-LUVS method. did it n after 10mins ish my iphone made a noise n IT WAS BACK! i was crying.

    trust me anyone who reads this now, try the method mentioned by B-LUV! evrytime u cnnct leav it for 4-5mins, then go to nxt step. it WILL work. i believe u now B-LUV! im soo glad.

    thnk u thnk u thnk u B-LUV! may god keep u safe and bless u well.! much resepct!!

  26. Nnyan May 22, 2010 Reply


    My iphone is jailbroken using Blackra1n and I have cydia installed. I get stuck on the apple logo about once a month or so. I tried your advice above but while iPhonebrowser works I do not see the /system/ folder. Not sure what to do?

  27. Swordjonny May 10, 2010 Reply

    I had the similar problem last week when i tried resetting my network settings since wifi on my 3GS was not functioning. I tried a lot of methods to get my phone into its original state but of no luck. Then i first let the battery on the phone die and then left it for one night. Next morning i kept the phone on charging and then did nothing, the phone came back to life in about 2-3 hours. However, the wifi was not working and then i re-jailbreaked it and then my phone is working fine. Do let me know in case anyone is having problems on this.

  28. shonan April 15, 2010 Reply

    just want to share my experience and at the same time thanks B-Luv and everybody who contributed as well.It all started with rock extensions i just wanted to delete every folder that is related to it so found on the net and went to /library/ and found Rock extensions folder, deleted it and nightmare came.Cydia crash and i did a reboot thats where i was stuck at apple logo.At first nothing happen after plugging usb after a few mins it actually will connect.Using iphone explorer located the file and edited with Editpad lite the only diff is i did not find the string mention but actually saw /Applications/Library/RockExtensions/RockExtensions.dylib so i went ahead to delete the whole thing and guess what did a reboot n it was alive again!so lesson is if u got trouble with rock just be cautious of wat u delete.

  29. joo.com April 1, 2010 Reply

    tx….this works great…i was able to fix my iphone 3gs stuck at apple logo

  30. richard March 27, 2010 Reply

    hey b luv i have an unlocked and jailbroken phone i was in the middle of a call and ended it as i did that my phone froze i did a hard restart over 100 times and followed your 6 step process all day it loads up and then a little spinning wheel is like its loading someting then it just freezesand nothing happens do you have any other suggestions i have a lot of extremely important info and the phone and cant afford to restore

  31. B-Luv March 26, 2010 Reply

    Guys, I am seeing a pattern here. The pattern that I see is that unlocked iPhones operating via T-Mobile are having problems with wi-fi. The majority of people who contact me get their phones up and running again. The minority are using T-Mobile for their service provider. I had T-Mobile when I first got my JB iPhone, and had this problem. And my only solution was to restore. But, it’s better than your phone being an expensive paper weight.

    Good luck to you all!!! I know how helpless you feel in this situation. If you are using AT&T, you “SHOULD” have no problems using my method.


  32. irishblue March 24, 2010 Reply

    dphizzle, got the same problem as you. Found my wifi wasn’t working and reset my network settings. Got stuck at this reset loop. Restoring will bring it to auto-update to 3.1.3. Am trying B-Luv’s method now.

  33. dphizzle March 21, 2010 Reply

    having the same problem with my jailbroken/unlocked on T-mobile 3gs. got home today and found my wifi wasnt working so i did a reset network settings and now im stuck and the reset method is not working for me.

  34. ydgluver March 17, 2010 Reply

    Well, I did exactly as instructed, but now my iPhone is in safe-mode. Is there a way for me to get out of this mode? I don’t get the pop-up saying which gives me a choice to respring my iPhone to go back to normal mode.

  35. Angel March 16, 2010 Reply

    I’ve been trying it for hours. I dont want to restore 🙁

  36. Angel March 16, 2010 Reply

    I’ve been trying B-luvs way and it doesn’t seem to be working

  37. John March 10, 2010 Reply

    for some reason my iphone is still not recognized

  38. jammerone March 8, 2010 Reply

    sorry to here that guys… but i my friend yesterday had the same incident… tried a hard reset, did the same procedure “once”, then it worked! it did take some time to boot up though… got lucky again i guess..

  39. E March 5, 2010 Reply

    ooo & BTW my phone is operating on 3.1.2 but I have the newest version of itunes…will this ruin my phone?

  40. E March 5, 2010 Reply

    4. Wait to see if iTunes recognizes your phone. (iTunes will sound if so, and then you will not need anything else, it’s booting up)

    I got a message saying “Itunes has detected a phone in recovery mode.You must restore this iphone before it can be used with itunes”

    should I leave it plugged in and wait? Thanks

  41. Kiwi March 5, 2010 Reply

    Cody I have the exact same problem… Stuck on apple then suddenly comes back and then it said NO SERVICE and then it died and now back to Apple Logo… WTF…
    Have you fixed it? What you going to do/have done?

  42. 10e March 3, 2010 Reply

    Same Problem here, after restart iphone 3gs, 3.1.2 got stuck at boot logo and is stuck there since. was unlocked with blacksn0w, I think that is the reason for it…

    ANy suggestions?

    B-Luvs way doesnt seem to be working for me

  43. wairean2005 February 26, 2010 Reply

    I am having the same problem as Jerm. I only tried to get mms to work with my t-mobile iphone 3gs 3.1.2 and now it’s stuck on apple logo.

    I haven’t done a back up and I really don’t want to just restore.

  44. Jerm February 24, 2010 Reply

    I was installing mms for my iphone and the instructions said to reset the network settings, which I did. Then I got stuck at the apple logo. B-Luv, your method does not seem to be working for me. I’ve been following those steps patiently. I thought my final resort was to restore it; I have an iphone 3GS 3.1.2 jailbroken and unlocked by the way. My SHSH was stored on Cydia, but when I tried to shift restore to 3.1.2 it said the firmware was ineligible. Can anyone help please?

  45. jammerone February 23, 2010 Reply

    wow… it really does work.

    man after reading this article like 5-6 times (honestly) i have beginning to have doubts… but its worth trying right? anyway it will just waste few minutes of your time if it wont work. it wont even harm your phone.


    sorry man if i have doubts at first because i was trying to get the logic of having the phone get back to its normal phase while doing your tips. well you have to do it to believe it…

    after trying steps 1-6 “twice” it did boot up! wow i was so relieved!IT DID WORK for me!

    it all started when i installed OpenSSH. installation was completed without any errors but when i tried to use the wireless, it didn’t find any access points. What i did is turn off the phone at first, it boots up but has the same result… “no wireless access point was found”. then i tried restarting it from reset option by resetting network connection… when it restart it just stuck in the apple logo….

    good thing i found this thread i was supposed to do a restore and do a JB tomorrow. but still don’t have an idea if its going to work.

    anyhow i’m just giving my feedback… THANKS AGAIN B-Luv!!!!

    oooh yeah, 1 thing i just notice is all of my save wireless AP was removed. but its better than having to restore and start everything from scratch…

  46. Cody February 15, 2010 Reply

    My 3GS is jailbroken with blackra1n on 3.1.2. It ran fine for weeks, and this weekend, it randomly locked up. I restarted it the manual way by holding the power button and home button until it shut down and started again. It got stuck on the apple icon. I fooled around restarting manually, and waiting for it to boot, trying to be patient with it the entire night. Later that night I plugged it into a bose dock and let it charge until the next morning. It worked. Half-way through the day, I lost signal so I thought a regular restart would fix it. Again it got stuck on the apple icon. I’ve let it load for hours, manually restarted it, let it load, and I’m not sure if the battery’s dead because it randomly shows the low battery screen and powers off. I’ve tried everything, and although I can get to the restore screen on itunes, I’d prefer not to, just because I don’t want to lose everything from my last sync. I’m just wondering if any of you kept getting the battery icon screen? Should I let it try and load without a power source until it dies and try charging it again? I’ve tried nearly everything up til this point. I’m really not wanting to restore, and I know you guys don’t want to continue to repeat the process of getting it to restart without restoring, but anything at this point would be greatly appreciated!

  47. B-Luv February 10, 2010 Reply


    Do you not have an SHSH on file with Cydia???

  48. B-Luv February 10, 2010 Reply

    I have found what seems to be what really makes this work. I was just doing an update from Cydia and it had about 4 updates/upgrades. After doing so, it had the blue bar at the bottom that prompted “respring device”. After i pushed the button it seemed as though it was working and the progress icon(spinning circle)just kept spinning…. for minutes. So, I had to reboot it. Confident as i usually am (do consider that I try any, and everything that Cydia has to offer, if i like it, i keep it, if i dont, i remove it) Once again i was stuck at boot-up. What I did this time was go through steps 1-5. after that, I held down power and home(while the phone is OFF), until it booted up, and then booted OFF again. Then waited about 30 seconds and THEN plugged it back into my p.c. and it booted up within about 20 seconds. I hope this helps any and all who tries it. PLEASE UNDERSTAND that different 3rd party apps do different things to your iPhone/operating system. You may have installed something that i may not have, in which is causing problems.

    I hope this helps!

    Let me konw if you have any questions

  49. adam February 7, 2010 Reply

    well, it happened again last night. tried for 2 hours and gave up. tried more today and just had to restore. it really did work once though. oh well, guess i gotta wait for the 3.1.3 jailbreak now.

  50. its February 6, 2010 Reply

    Hey.. Can you tell me how much time to keep it connected to PC and to wall charger..

    I have been trying for last 30 min and its not working 🙁

  51. adam February 6, 2010 Reply

    i forgot to say why it crashed this time. i was tethering from the iphone to my new macbook pro, downloading about 600+MB from apple update, and it stopped. i looked at my phone and noticed some texts had came in through biteSMS. i couldn’t get the phone to lock, couldn’t get it to unlock. rebooted and then found the infinite apple logo. thanks again b-luv.

  52. adam February 6, 2010 Reply

    B-LuV is right. this is my 2nd time i’ve had to go through this with my iphone. the first time it crashed because i was downloading multiple 10+MB apps through 3g and texting at the same time. i lost all of my contacts because i had just upgraded my laptop to windows 7 and didn’t sync my phone. this time i found this page, read the comments, and spent about 30 minutes going back and forth from my laptop to my wall charger. just hard shut down. then plug the phone in to your usb port and let it automatically boot the phone. i was beginning to believe bluv was just messing with people to get them to waste time…but then all of a sudden i heard the computer beep and i noticed itunes icon bouncing up and down on my dock!!! and it booted up like he said it would. and if it hadn’t worked, i’d have had to wait til monday so i could restore from my pc. anyway, thank you b-luv.


    p.s. i know it gets frustrating, but be patient, it really does work. no restore, no rejailbreaking, no reinstalling apps.

  53. dj February 4, 2010 Reply

    i dont have the DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES part
    or neither do i find the

    part in there so wats up wit that

  54. B-LuV January 24, 2010 Reply

    Here it is…. “1 DAY” after writing my last post about how to fix an iPhone that’s stuck on the apple logo/boot up. I was downloading a game via appcake. I left it running in the background, and began looking for a new dialer from Cydia. I saw iSmart Dialer and began to download it. ONCE AGAIN, my iphone was stuck on the boot up/apple logo. Apparently donwnloading multiple things at one time is not wise. I have learned my lesson. But to end my sob story, I did nothing but use the same tactic that i posted yesterday. And… TADAH
    i’m back up and running again. It did take about 20-30 mins. But I was never worried. Cuz like i said before, it will work. Just be patient and give it time. Your phone may get hung up while rebooting. But resetting and powering up from multiple power sources have always worked for me.

    If you have any questions regarding this matter, you can reach me via email. I don’t mind helping out.


  55. B-LuV January 23, 2010 Reply

    Don’t Panic!!! If you are patient, you will have your phone working in about 15 mins. And i’m not talking about a restore, I mean “just how it was before it went to the apple logo”. I have been through this at least 10 times. With more than one iPhone, and with many different firmwares.

    1. Hard reset. (hold down home & power button till phone turns off)
    2. Open up iTunes on your pc/laptop.
    3. Hook your phone up to your computer with USB cable.
    4. Wait to see if iTunes recognizes your phone. (iTunes will sound if so, and then you will not need anything else, it’s booting up)
    5. If it doesnt recognize it, unplug your phone and hard reset again.
    6. Try hooking up your phone to wall charger.
    7. Repeat steps 1-6 until it boots up.

    I have NEVER had to enter DFU mode and restore my phone. I know it sounds repetitve and time consuming…. but, if you are patient, you will have your phone back how it was in the first place vs. going through everthing all over again.

    Cheers! And good luck

  56. digitalslavery January 3, 2010 Reply


    Plug your iphone cable into your phone but NOT the computer, now while holding the Home button plug your iphone cable into your computer and continue to hold down the Home button, it could take up to 90 seconds for the phone to go into recovery/restore mode. Once the screen comes on you can let go of the home button and then you should be able to restore it from there.

  57. smoke November 24, 2009 Reply

    How the hell is this supposed to work if the phone never makes it past the apple logo????

  58. G$ November 15, 2009 Reply

    X2 on the Mac version!
    This totally sucks, my phone’s been like this for days after a cydia update and I really don’t want to restore it and start all over….again!

  59. Squirrel61 October 21, 2009 Reply

    Thanks for the tut. I’ve been caught in the “stuck apple” a few times and had to restore the firmware to get out of it. This can save me much time.

    But I think it would be handy to add to the tutorial that, after editing the plist, you have to:
    – change the edited file’s extension back from .txt to .plist
    – copy the edited .plist file back to your iPhone

    Or am I wrong here?

  60. Kathy Goodman October 19, 2009 Reply

    Any chance you have a Mac version of iPhoneBrowser?

  61. Core Builder October 19, 2009 Reply

    What is the steps to restore the apple logo in JB 3g from pineapple?

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