iPhone Brick after built in 'Clear all data reset'
I picked up a second hand iPhone 3G yesterday..It has Cydia on it , so assume it must have already been jailbroken.
it was his daughters, and had about 5 pages of pointless games, apps kayie Perry chat apps and al the usual crap you would expect to find on a teenage girsl phone.
SO I used the General tab to do the Erase All Data reset..it says it will take about 1 hour, so i leave it plugged in to the power over night.
This morning it is a brick..it wont start, tit just sits with the Apple logo and that is it.
iTunes shows it is in Restore mode
I can also boot it in to DFU mode
name : iPhone
Serial number: n/a
It will not restore using iTunes, It tries, then says
I just get an error message saying:
The iPhone "iPhone" could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the requested build.
And as usual with any software ..the More Information button is as useful as a chocolate fire guard.
I tried downloading the latest firmware from
Download iPhone Firmware / IPSW Files
but pwnage tool says the firmware bundle is wrong.
So far I have tried
and the result is always wrong firmware
I am pretty sure this is a 3G and not a 3GS.
When i could view the serial number, I am pretty sure a web site said it was a 3G.
if I double clicked the home button, I did not get the 'Currently running apps' bar across the bottom like I do on the iPod4..so I seem to remember that this was on the 3GS and nto the 3G
Any ideas of where to go ? i still have maybe 2 hours to wait for all the firmware files to download