Recovery mode loop - brand new 3gs :(
Brand new Iphone 3gs 16gb bought the other day (Sunday)
I put the ZAGG shield on it - let it dry - wake up and Jailbreak it (Heck yeah! did it on my ipod touch 2g and love it!)
Used Blackra1n right from their site, and it installed/applied flawlessly.
Installed Cydia / ICEY
and from there installed my fav apps (Backgrounder, etc, etc) on a couple of the apps it required a reboot, which forced me to run blackra1n again since I supposedly have the new bootrom which requires a tethered jailbreak.
Three reboots later - blackra1n is not working. If I watch the screen I see the guy's face, and the ipod's floating across the screen, and when it should be rebooting to the lock screen, it goes dead (Just drops) and reboots to the apple logo screen, then asks to plugin to Itunes (if I try to use blackra1n again the same exact thing happens, over and over and over)
So I figure i'd restore from the 3.1.2 firmware I originally had on the thing. I get error 9 in itunes (which from my reading sounds HORRIBLE!)
Tried in both DFU mode, and regular restore mode about 50x now (Hearing from one person on the 30th try it worked for him?)
So I try a new cable, new computer, new operating system, same error 9
I've downloaded iRecovery and i've tried every command I could find (auto-boot enabled)
Can anyone help me? This is my second Iphone within one week (the first one had a faulty home button) and i'd HATE to go back and ask for another one (especially since it's been jail'broken')
This is my Irecovery output
:: iBoot for n88ap, Copyright 2009, Apple Inc.
:: BUILD_TAG: iBoot-636.66
:: BUILD_STYLE: RELEASE
:: USB_SERIAL_NUMBER: CPID:xxxx CPRV:xx CPFM:xx SCEP:xx BDID:00 ECID:0000
453A05DDF5 IBFL:01 SRNM:[86945xxxxxx]
[FTL:MSG] Apple NAND Driver (AND) RO
[NAND] Found Chip ID 0x3294D79876 on FMI0:CE0
[NAND] Found Chip ID 0x3294D79876 on FMI0:CE1
[NAND] Found Chip ID 0x3294D79876 on FMI1:C8
[NAND] Found Chip ID 0x3294D79876 on FMI1:CE9
[FTL:MSG] FIL_Init [OK]
[FTL:MSG] BUF_Init [OK]
[FTL:MSG] FPart Init [OK]
read new style signature 0x43313133 (line:375)
[FTL:MSG] VSVFL Register [OK]
[FTL:MSG] VFL Init [OK]
[FTL:MSG] VFL_Open [OK]
[FTL:MSG] YAFTL Register [OK]
yaFTL::YAFTL_Open(l:2630): CXT is not valid . Performing full NAND R/O restore
[FTL:MSG] FTL_Open [OK]
Boot Failure Count: 0 Panic Fail Cout: 15
Entering recovery mode, starting command prompt
limiting USB input current to 100 mA
Memory image not valid
(Recovery) iPhone$ ^C
ANY help would be extremely appreciated.
If I get this thing working - I'm keeping it unJBd!