iPhone won't come back from recovery mode after downgrade (solved)
Sorry if this has been addressed earlier, but couldn't find anything about this matter in the jungle of threads. I'm having some trouble downgrading. My iPhone is fairly old and originally came with the 1.0.0 firmware. Before trying upgrading to 1.1.3, the iPhone ran 1.1.2, unlocked with iPhoneSimFree. Worked like a charm. Then I followed the instructions on how to upgrade to 1.1.3 using OS X. everything went fine until installer.app started installing the 1.1.3 soft upgrade. After a minute or two out in the install, the phone automatically restarted which i thought was a little early. It was then stuck in an infinite boot loop, rebooting every ten minutes or so. I put it in restore mode by using the home and sleep button, installed iTunes 7.5 and downgraded to 1.1.1. Upon completion, i got the usual 1015 error, the phone went into recovery mode and i tried to kickstart it using the most recent version of iNdependence. iNdependence crashed to desktop every time. Then put the phone back in recovery mode and went back to 1.0.2. Still iNdependence quit to desktop on every try. Tried AppTapp Installer and got the message "bootstrap failed". In all the attempts I made sure iTunes and itunes helper wasn't running.
So no I'm stuck with an iPhone in recovery mode. The only way i can get it out of recovery is by upgrading to 1.1.2, but then jailbreak and activation would be impossible if i'm not mistaken. Sorry for posting such a big chunk of text, but i've been trying to fix this for 6 hours now, am a tiny bit frustrated and hoped someone else might know what to do :-)