Fix an iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo During Boot
Occasionally through the standard iOS upgrade process, but most commonly when jailbreaking, the iPhone can reboot and get stuck on the Apple logo. Turning the phone on and off generally doesn’t help, as you’ll be continuously stopped at the white Apple logo and the iPhone never boots. This is different than being stuck on Recovery Mode, which shows the ‘Connect to iTunes” graphic on the iPhone screen, but can be fixed in a similar manner by using DFU mode and iTunes.
- Connect the iPhone by USB to the computer
- Launch iTunes
- Put the iPhone into DFU mode by holding the Power button for 3 seconds, while continuing to hold the Power button also hold the Home button for 10 seconds, now release the Power button but continue to hold the Home button for another 15 seconds
- iTunes will alert you saying an iPhone has been detected in recovery mode, click “OK”
- Now select the iPhone in iTunes and click on the “Restore” button
Restoring the iPhone will bring it back to working order, although if you like to jailbreak you will have to redo that, here’s how for iOS 5.0.1 with redsn0w.