Reviving an old iPhone?

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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rorebhoy
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Reviving an old iPhone?

Postby rorebhoy » 25 Jan 2021, 07:50

I've an old iPhone 5 that I found in a drawer recently. The battery was obviously dead and wouldn't recharge. I've tried all ways of getting this back to life.. Following internet advice I've tried to update through itunes. It recognises the phone in recovery mode but then gets stuck during the updating with 'waiting on iphone' and no movement on the progress bar. I've tried different USB cables and ports and even a different laptop. Any way to bring this back from the dead?

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Re: Reviving an old iPhone?

Postby Rorschach » 25 Jan 2021, 09:02

Not a clue.
Why do you want to revive a phone with a dead battery?
Bugger off.

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Re: Reviving an old iPhone?

Postby rorebhoy » 25 Jan 2021, 10:23

The phone comes back to life as it were when connected to itunes, so don't think it's completely knackered. Was just going to use the phone as an mp3 player for the kids - seems a shame not to be able to eek some further life out of it...