Five days after I purchased my unlocked iPhone, it went down, always prompting me “Please Connect to iTunes” when I turned it on. At first, I did not know why this happened. What I have done was just reset my iPhone (press sleep & home button and for 10s) after SummerBoard hanged. And it never come back again but just the yellow warning triangle.
When you see this error, don’t panic (yes, it was scared when I saw the message. Does this mean I paid HKD$4700 to use iPhone for just five days?). The iPhone is still alive and stay unlocked but in recovery mode. You, however, need to go through several steps to wake it up.
Before you goes through the procedures, give Nata True’s method a shot. I tried it but it turned out that the yellow triangle is still around.
This is an issue that I had. What you need to do depends on your operating system.
- Download iBrickr and extract it somewhere.
- Open a command line and cd to the folder you extracted iBrickr to.
- Run iphoneinterface from the command line.
- You should see an r_recovery prompt.
- Type “setenv auto-boot true” and hit enter.
- Type “saveenv” and hit enter.
- Type “fsboot” and hit enter.
- Your phone will boot properly.
- Download iPHUC and run it.
- You should get a recovery mode prompt.
- Type “cmd setenv auto-boot true” and hit enter.
- Type “cmd saveenv” and hit enter.
- Type “cmd fsboot” and hit enter.
- Your phone will boot properly.
Start iTunes and connect your iPhone to your PC. When connected, iTunes alerts that your phone is not healthy and need to perform a recovery.
That’s OK. BUT, remember not to recover with the latest firmware (1.11). Instead, press SHIFT and click “Restore” (for Windows) or press OPTION and click “Restore” (for Mac) to select the 1.02 firmware file. Don’t disconnect your iPhone, wait, it’ll take several minutes to complete the process. Once done, iPhone will be rebooted with no more yellow triangle. Okay now, close the iTunes, but keep the iPhone connected! We have other steps to work on.
4. Reactivate your iPhone and install AppTappInstaller
By installing the firmware 1.02, your iPhone is now like any other brand-new iPhone that you should go through the activation process. Of course, Apple expects you to use AT&T service and activates the iPhone. The hackers find another great way. Okay, let’s get start.
i ) First, open the temp folder with the Complete Unlock Pack and run “AppTappInstaller.exe” to install AppTappInstaller.
ii) Click “continue” to go on, select 1.02 firmware version and click on “Install“. This will take a while and your iPhone will go through several reboots, and the yellow triangle comes up again. Don’t worry, it’s normal. Everything should be alright. When done, you’ll see the iPhone activation screen.
iii) Next, go back to the temp folder of the unlock pack. Find the folder “point and click activation (with youtube)“. Inside that folder, you should see a batch file “(CLICK HERE)activate.bat“. Run it and press any key to confirm. The rest of process is automatic, just don’t touch/disconnect your iPhone. Wait until the process complete, switch off the iPhone and turn it ON again. Everything comes back! You should see the Spring Board again and make/receive calls.
If you don’t want to read text, this’s a great video tutorial at YouTube.