Cydia crashing on "loading data", can't fix, can't get SSH...
First post here. I just bought a used iPhone 2G off craigslist. It was JB'd and unlocked using redsnow, but it had a bunch of apps, porn, and errors, and it also was dual booting android which I didn't need.
I decided to start fresh and shift+click restored 3.1.2 in iTunes. Then I used blackra1n to jailbreak...which of course allows the install of cydia.
However, I have yet to be able to open cydia. It just says "Loading Data" and then crashes after about 15 seconds.
I have read that there may be some corrupted files on the iphone and that I need to "SSH" them off. But the phone doesnt have SSH. They say to get SSH on the phone to install it from "Installer". But apparently you get "Installer" from cydia, which I cannot open.
I feel that I am very stuck here.
This phone was to a be a present for a family member on T-mobile, and now I can't even get into cydia. to get it set up right. Please help, I am completely at a loss..