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iPhone won't work after complete factory restore! PLS HELP!!!!!


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HI All,

I have just upgraded my phone to a 3Gs and am giving my old iPhone 3G to a friend. I therefore wanted to reset to factory settings and delete all contacts which i did through the setting menu.

Now the iphone wont start up. It took 2 hours to delete everything and now the start up screen with the apple comes up and then after a few mins the round mac loading symbol comes up on top on the apple and the nothing happens.

Can someone please help and suggest what the problem/cure is??

Thanks in advance!!!
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Have not had the issue myself. The only thing I'd know to try would be a reset - done by holding the Home button with the On/Off button simultaneously for 10 seconds (or until the Apple logo appears on screen) and then try a restore again.

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Yes have tried this but it just hangs on the apple logo screen??? Is there any chace this could be because the phone was unlocked to work on any network?
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?? Have no experience with an unlocked phone.

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put the phone into DFU Mode then restore with iTunes.

Google: iPhone DFU mode.
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