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Thread: having trouble with restore??
08-31-2008, 08:05 AM #1having trouble with restore??
i have a 2G 8g and firmware(i dunno) maybe 1.0.2 or 1.1.4...now my phone is stuck at the itune/usb wire screen...i try holding down both buttons and still brings me back to that screen...everytime i try to restore it, i get an error...what should i do?? im currently on Tmobile...this phone was unlock b4 but when i try to update to the newer firmware, it will lock..i know that..so right now, im trying to jailbreak and unlock again but the only screen i get is the itune/usb screen...i cant go anywhere else...HELP...thanks
08-31-2008, 08:39 AM #2
Follow this guide if you are on mac : (you can replace the 2.0 with 2.0.2 and it will still work. To get the pwnage tool, visit blog.iphone-dev.org.
OK, here is what you need to do if you have an iphone 2G with 3.9 bootloader and unlocked using ziphone. Therefore, never been pwned.
-First, connect your current iphone to itunes. Back up everything. (Sync your accounts).
-Next, go into user/library/itunes and create a folder named "device support". If its already there, then delete everything in it.
-Now download the proper 2.0 ipsw file from this forum.
-Donwload the 3.9 and 4.6 bin files from this forum.
-Place everything on your desktop.
-Download Pwnge 2.0
-Open up pwnge 2.0
-Select the first option (iphone) but in expert mode
-browse your computer to locate the 2.0 ipsw file.
-Next in general tab, use enable baseband update
-In bootloader, checkmark the box for update the bootloader and checkmark upgrade to 4.6.
-Finally, pick build and hit the next button.
-Pwnage will ask you to locate both the 3.9 and 4.6 bin files. Locate them manually (Make sure they were unzipped first)
-Then it will ask you to find a location to save the new custom ipsw file.
-Hit save and Pwnage will build the custom firmware in the selected saved location.
-Pwnage will ask you for your administrative password to finalize the process.
-Once the process is done, you will get a prompt telling you to plus in your iphone using your usb.
-Follow the steps on screen to put your phone into DFU mode.
-Pwnage will tell you it successfully found your phone in DFU mode
-Next, close Pwnage and open up Itunes.
-Option click the restore button and locate your new custom firmware.
-Let itunes do its thing.
-Once the process is done, your iphone will boot into 2.0 software but don't touch it yet.
-Bootloader will do its thing by flashing your iphone to the proper baseband (4.6)
-Do not touch your computer while this is happening even if Itunes is asking you to set up a new iphone.
-Once the flashing has been done, your phone will be unlocked, activated and jailbroken.
-If you have two macs like I do, I did the pwnage on one and had my back up on another.
-Plug in your iphone and itunes should tell you to restore your phone with previous settings (contacts, pictures etc.)
-Choose, restore and let the iphone get all of your data back.
-You will notice a new tab for application.
-Checkmark "sync all applications".
-Get your apps from the itunes store.
Enjoy, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me @ [email protected]
Using Rogers in Canada and the pwnage 2.1 worked flawlessly.
08-31-2008, 09:11 AM #3
Your mostly likely getting an error because you dont know what firmware you have, when doing a restore you HAVE to use the same version firmware currently installed on the iphone.