Alright, here's the deal:

My mother's iPhone (2G, unjailbroken) was stuck in a pseudo-recovery/emergency call mode after dropping her phone from a very short distance.

Even when sliding to enter emergency call mode, it'd hang on every keypress..and sometimes it would actually boot into the iPhone phone app as if nothing happened. But upon hitting the home or lock button, it'd bump back to the emergency screen.

At the lockscreen, hitting the information button would reveal an unknown ICCID and IMEI. iTunes refused to touch it as well, saying "The iphone "iPhone" cannot be used with itunes because the information required."

Can anyone explain this and/or tell me how I could possibly fix it? Thanks in advace!