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    iPhone won't work after complete factory restore! PLS HELP!!!!!
    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.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
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    put the phone into DFU Mode then restore with iTunes.

    Google: iPhone DFU mode.

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