iPhone not charging? Read this!

Broken iPhone (by Jeffery Simpson)

The other day I used all the power of my iPhone and wanted to charge the iPhone in its doc. When I came back a couple of hours later, I noticed that the phone was not charging! In fact, I was unable to turn in on in any way! And yes, all cables were connected in the right way. But the iPhone became a brick. I was unable to start the phone by pressing the upper power button, home and also the well know "two finger salute" (pressing power and home for 10 seconds). The phone didn't react on anything. Even when connected to my macbook, nothing happend My Mac didn't see the iPhone and the iPhone still was not booting or even displaying anything on the screen.

Now I cant imagine anymore being without an iPhone so I was already driving in my head towards Belgium were you can buy simlock free phones. Yes my iPhone is jailbroken, iPhones want to be free ! :-)

After some googleing I found an answer that was odd but worked! In case your iPhone seems to be bricked and doesn't charge or react on anything perform the following voodoo:

  1. switch the mute switch 4 times (up, down, up down)
  2. now press home and power for 6-10 seconds

And see your iPhone come back from a perma sleep. It worked for me, do not through your iPhone away when this happens to you!

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hey bro. that didnt work

hey bro. that didnt work with my iphone 2g & r u sure that u did only these two steps with ur iphone?

weird

I tried this method over and over. Was not working. I plugged the phone into the charger and it was not even taking a charge. Out of desperation, I called my iPhone from a different phone and got my voice mail. About a minute later, the iPhone came back to life. Regular life, not the apple sign you get when you re-boot. Completely dead battery, but is now taking a charge. Weird. Thanks for the suggestion. Saved me a trip to the phone store.

Very helpful

Thank you so much! I was panicking before I read this. My iPhone is jailbroken thus voiding the warranty so I didn't know what to do. This method worked for me. Although it restores the whole system and I have to jailbreak it again. Better than busted. Thanks

works

Hey thanks man..i think this solved it...guys note ...it wont happen immediately!!!..do this a few times...then just hold power for like 10-15 seconds....plug it into charger...and wait for a few mins....suddenly ... APPLE LOGO!!! yahoooo!

Thanks!

Well... you saved my iPhone! Thans a lot, man! :D

Thank you so much! I was

Thank you so much! I was panicking before I read this. My iPhone is jailbroken thus voiding the warranty so I didn't know what to do. This method worked for me. Although it restores the whole system and I have to jailbreak it again. Better than busted. Thanks

hoooray

sweet, thanks! that did the trick! thanks for doing the google research for me :p

thank you!!

this worked for me!!! thanks a lot...:)

Hi there this worked for

Hi there this worked for me
Thank you

Fantastic!

You have saved my family from an 'Angry Dad' day!

THANK YOU

Thank you so much. You have no idea how grateful I am after a week of using a Blackberry Curve my nightmare is over. Thanks again.

GREAT HELP INDEED

Thank you very much man... I was about to cry because i don't know how to fix this..

Now I cant imagine anymore

Now I cant imagine anymore being without an iPhone so I was already driving in my head towards Belgium were you can buy simlock free phones. Yes my iPhone is jailbroken, iPhones want to be free !

wow

ur god,
I did the below and it really worked

switch the mute switch 4 times (up, down, up down)
now press home and power for 6-10 seconds

Hi, I own Iphone 3G running

Hi,
I own Iphone 3G running firmware 3.0 and it was jailbroken and unlocked..but the problem is not charging.When i kept for charging , it shows the charging symbol but even if i kept for 7-8 hours it wont charge..What to do??/please help me and mail me the solution...

hey did u ever get a

hey did u ever get a solution to your iphone problem, if so can you help me because im having that same problem?

Thankyou

Amazing.....cant believe it actually worked.

Thanks again.

Thankyou

Amazing.....cant believe it actually worked.

Thanks again.

Thankyou

Amazing.....cant believe it actually worked.

Thanks again.

Hey, I followed the exact

Hey, I followed the exact steps you told me. But now, the iPhone is in a never ending loop of restarting and I am unable to use the phone. iTunes is failing to recognize it so can't even restore. I have iPhone 2G jailbroken OS 3.0

Any ideas?

Hey, I followed the exact

Hey, I followed the exact steps you told me. But now, the iPhone is in a never ending loop of restarting and I am unable to use the phone. iTunes is failing to recognize it so can't even restore. I have iPhone 2G jailbroken OS 3.0

Any ideas?

for the never ending loop problem...

Turn off the phone however.. either by pressing Home+Power or any other way. Then keep pressing HOME button and plug to the pc/mac. iTunes will recognize your phone.

for the never ending loop problem...

Turn off the phone however.. either by pressing Home+Power or any other way. Then keep pressing HOME button and plug to the pc/mac. iTunes will recognize your phone.

Infidels!

You guys realize that this is the way to turn on and off your phone. Just hold down home and power.

yeaaaa hope this works for

yeaaaa hope this works for my friend or else hw wont come out with me.

thxs u

thxs u soooooooooooooooooooooooo ,much yaar.it truely wrks thxs a lotttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!

really is voodoo

It really is voodoo magic mama man, it worked. how did you know ? anyway, thanks for the tip :)

FLIPPED BACK AND FORTH MANY

FLIPPED BACK AND FORTH MANY TIMES ON 3G 3.0, WORKED, PHONE STILL JAILBROKEN

My Goodness.... it worked

My Goodness.... it worked for my 3G S......

Although my phone is under warranty, I did not want to go through the hassel of taking it to Apple, waiting a while and then not knowing what they did to the phone!

Thanks Man you saved me a lot of time.

its not charging

my iphone 3g is not charging for the last 3 days... I've been googleing around but cant find a solution.It starts charging and even displays the charging sign on the battery but again it stops charging and shows a plug icon on the battery...
can anyone help me this issue?
p.s, don't ask me to go to the nearest apple store, because i cant!

its not charging

my iphone 3g is not charging for the last 3 days... I've been googleing around but cant find a solution.It starts charging and even displays the charging sign on the battery but again it stops charging and shows a plug icon on the battery...
can anyone help me this issue?
p.s, don't ask me to go to the nearest apple store, because i cant!

Re: iphone not charging

hi, have you found any solution to your problem ? thank you. Jan

shows a plug icon

I have the same problem, does anyone found an answer or solution for this?

Thanks!

I have an uninsured pay-as-you-go iPhone - You can imagine I was less than excited when this happened - Thanks - You saved me a lot of time!

You procedure worked! Thank

You procedure worked! Thank you so much; you have saved me countless hours of "Plan-B" and "scrambling". I wish you good luck and good fortune in all you do.

thank you so much you're my

thank you so much you're my HERO! I wonder how you found it? the answer?

It WORKS!!

Amazingly it works for my iphone 3G! Thanks for great help, you save my day..... :D

thanks buddy

thanks buddy ...that's great work ...
you saved my money ....my g/f says hi
cool

IT REALLY WORKED!!!

I dont know what magic you have dood...but it worked...thank you very much....

Friggin Brilliant

I was freaking out for a second but that's amazing. Thanks for posting this. And thank you to Apple because it seems every time I've messed something up, there's a strange random set of actions that brings my Apple device back to life.

Friggin Brilliant

I was freaking out for a second but that's amazing. Thanks for posting this. And thank you to Apple because it seems every time I've messed something up, there's a strange random set of actions that brings my Apple device back to life.

iPhone fix

Thank you! You are a life saver! I was just about to throw my phone against a brick wall until I saw your post.

I bookmarked your page just in case this happens again.

Thanks again!

omg!!!!!

omggggg!!!!! it actually works its amazinggg!!!! tank u soooooo much i was about to cryyyy... :)

She is ALIVE!!!

But more importantly why does this happen all of a sudden? I am happy now because I was losing my mind over this problem!

She is ALIVE!!!

But more importantly why does this happen all of a sudden? I am happy now because I was losing my mind over this problem!

Thank God

This worked! Thank god I read this, I was freaking out. I threw my to my floor, I was so pissed. I'm so happy because now I don't have to complain to Apple, even though I just might.

Thank God

This worked! Thank god I read this, I was freaking out. I threw my to my floor, I was so pissed. I'm so happy because now I don't have to complain to Apple, even though I just might.

3GS Not Responding To This Trick

So far, no luck. All I get is the Apple logo like it is trying to boot up, but it never gets there. Maybe it is not charging. When I plug it in it just shows the Apple logo which goes away and back to a black screen. The battery indicator never comes up. Any ideas appreciated. And, my phone is not "jailbroke". This is the 3rd time this has done this since upgrading to OS v3.1.

hi

hi sir when i switch on my i phone 3 g it didnt open when i put it to charge apple logo appear but after few second it close again

wow it worked!!!

thank you!!!