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Thread: iphone3G wont boot up! and won't restore! it gets stuck

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    Thumbs down iphone3G wont boot up! and won't restore! it gets stuck
    I have a jb phone. I was running it on previous itunes/iphone firmware. It was also unlocked.

    I have tried all afternoon to restore using DFU mode but everytime it tried to restore it gets stuck right near the end of the restore.

    Finally I got frustrated and thought I would try updating itunes and updating my phones firmware.

    I updated Itunes, then plugged the phone in, entered into the DFU mode and then hit restore.

    Same thing, as we speak the restore is stuck very near the end.

    Any thoughts? ideas on how to restore this?

    I am starting to think something is wrong with my phone?

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    try a diffrent computer. or remove wifi sync if it is installed


    HIT THANKS IF I HELPED!

    13 recovery mode restores
    7 dfu mode restores
    2 custom firmware restores

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgt.pepper View Post
    try a diffrent computer. or remove wifi sync if it is installed
    The weirdest thing. I couldn't restore using my Mac in DFU mode but I could using my PC. Strange. Of course I lost my unlock lol.
    But do u need a proper SIM installed to get the main iphone screen? I just see "slide for emergency" screen

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    Which fw did you restore to? If it was 4.0.1 or 4.0 use redsn0w 0.9.5b-5 to jailbreak and hacktivate. The install ultrasn0w from cydia to unlock.

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    OMG I am in real mess here. I think I managed to do a restore with my PC. So I technically would be on the latest fw and itunes BUT when I boot up I only see the emergency screen. Even without a SIM shouldn't I still see the startup screen e.g calculator apps etc etc? I only see the emergecny slider. Ugh.

    Thanks for responding.

    I am using itunes 9.2.1

    It will now be a miracle in my eyes if I am to get it jailbroken and unlocked!
    Last edited by trellaine; 2010-07-29 at 04:48 AM. Reason: added

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    Run redsn0w. It will get you past the emergency call screen. Then you can unlock with ultrasn0w.

    You'll have to download a 4.0 ipsw. You can get it from the downloads section of this site. When redsn0w asks for it point it to that not 4.0.1

    Oh and while your waiting for it to download prepare for a miracle
    Last edited by jkmonkey; 2010-07-29 at 05:05 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkmonkey View Post
    Run redsn0w. It will get you past the emergency call screen. Then you can unlock with ultrasn0w.

    You'll have to download a 4.0 ipsw. You can get it from the downloads section of this site. When redsn0w asks for it point it to that not 4.0.1

    Oh and while your waiting for it to download prepare for a miracle
    Sooo hmmm i didn't think 4.0 was unlockable? Anyways I appreciate your replies/knowledge/patience. This is where I am: itunes 9.2.1 and FW 4.0.1

    Your method will unlock?

    Gosh I was in such a mess, will this work?

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    Yes 4.0.1 is fully jailbreakable and unlockable on a 3G

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    Hold on hehe a bit confused. 4.0 is jailbreak/unlock? and 4.0.1 is jailbreak/unlockable? using ultrasnow? Only one version of ultrasnow?

    sorry for all the questions, i truly thought this was impossible

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    Quote Originally Posted by trellaine View Post
    Hold on hehe a bit confused. 4.0 is jailbreak/unlock? and 4.0.1 is jailbreak/unlockable? using ultrasnow? Only one version of ultrasnow?

    sorry for all the questions, i truly thought this was impossible
    On a 3G yes, and yes ultrasn0w will unlock it too.

    It's 3gs's that you run into problems with 4.x
    Last edited by jkmonkey; 2010-07-29 at 05:44 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Default Redsnow/Ultrasnow?
    Hmmmm one more quick question, I am on a Mac, I need redsnow? ultrasnow? any particular versions?

    You guys are awesomeness.

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    redsn0w 0.9.5b-5 and the latest ultrasn0w you get from cydia once you get the phone jailbroken.

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    Ok I found that version-thanks! This works with 4.0.1 or do I need to downgrade to 4.0?

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    It works with 4.0.1, but when it asks for the iphone ipsw point it to a 4.0 firmware not 4.0.1

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    I just really want to thank u guys for responding!!! I was able to get everything back to where it was yesterday, I am very happy as I couldn't for the life of me get my phone to boot up all day long.

    Thanks again.

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    Glad it all worked for you

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    As pathetic as this sounds, being without my iphone is almost "crisis" ...sad but true.

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