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    Default iphone screwed after jailbreak
    iphone 3gs, new boot rom, 4.0

    Jailbroke at and everything went fine. it was jailbroke and cydia worked fine. I shut down the phone and it came back on just fine. I plugged in to itunes and it froze.

    I put the phone in DFU mode and tried to restore and itunes gives me an error that says iPhone can not be restored. What the hell is going on?

    I tried letting itunes upgrade to newest FW but it still failed.

    Now when I try to start iphone it just hangs on the apple logo.

    What do I do? I need my phone back!

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    When you tried to restore did you click restore or shift-click restore. You should shift-click restore and update to 4.0.1 Then rejailbreak. Dwonlaod the firmware from iPod, iPhone and iPad Firmware Download

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    You can just put into recovery mode by holding power and home till the iTunes logo comes up. Try upgrading your iTunes to 9.2.1 first also.

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    i had that problem make sure you save the file as .ipsw as itunes doesnt know it when its .zip that should sort it out

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    I tried recovery and dfu mode, neither worked. The ipsw was saved as ipsw so that wasn't the issue.

    I told a friend about it and he told me to create a new itunes account and try it that way. I told him that he was retarded beyond belief, that it had nothing to do with my itunes account.
    At my wits end I made a new itunes account and plugged in the phone.

    new account + iphone = working iphone

    I couldn't believe it. Why did this make a difference?

    -on a side note I did tell my friend that he was no longer retarded beyond belief.

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