**UPDATE Stuck in boot loop, was able to get it out, now back in loop?
I left the phone off all night, then in the morning I turned it on by plugging it into a wall outlet, phone booted up and wact normal like I was setting it up for the first time. Set it up as a new phone, works great EXCEPT, anything involing the microphone wont work/freezes. Pressing record on voice memos or video recordings, the recording button changes from a red circle to a red square but the timer doesnt count and it doesnt respond immediately to stoping the recording. Thoughts? Also, I cant hear or be heard on phone calls, sounds like hardware?
3/21/2018 Apologize in advanced for the long post!
Read through a lot of the great knowledge on here, going to give it a shot, I just wanted to ask in case anyone could help expedite my process.
I bought a used iphone 7 for $100.00 that was stuck in a boot loop (White Screen, black Apple Logo). I have an iphone 5s that I've had for 3 years and after doing research online, seeing that iphone 7s stuck in boot loops was fairly common, I figured I'd take the risk of trying to get it out.
Brought the phone home, put in in DFU mode and got the software updated to current ios. Tried downgrading to 10, found out that doesnt work. It would show up in itunes with the older owners name, battery percentage, available space, all the basic info. I let the phone charge on my Lenovo laptop via genuine lightning cable all night long.
The nextmorning I read some users had issues with the phone getting to about 75 percent completed status on the updating software bar and the phone would just reset. The solved this by opening up the sim card door and using a hairdryer directed towards it to get the phone hot and this would work. My phone would appear to get 98 percent of the way done, the itune message would pop up and say, "The update was complete, your device will restart in 10 seconds.."So I gave it a shot. Didn't work. Then I tried it again later and after my phone cooled down a bit it worked! Phone started up like it was a new iphone, ran me through everything, touch i.d., new pass code, insert sim card. I attempte to restore it with my iphone 5s back up. Back up seemed to go just fine, it restarted the device with the white background/black logo but then loaded my passcode prompt. Typed in my new passcode, phone froze for a bit and rebooted. Again prompted me to enter my passcode, after it accepted my passcode, it showed a white screen that said I needed to update, updated it and it back in the boot loop. Re-heating it hasnt worked.
I apologize for the wordy write-up! I realize that it, being a used phone, is probably water damaged, but my hopes where that the wordy write-up may help more expereienced users crack this one.
- My 5s is running 10. 3.3 when I ran the 'restore' option on the 7, that doesnt also load that ios from the 5s does it? Could that have made things worse?
- If it is water damage, what components might be damaged? Are they worth replacing, by myself (decently skilled DIYer) or a pro? I was looking at NAND's and upgrading since its only a 32 gb.
Should I just part it out and try and break even? Is that even an option?
Thanks so much!