Quote Originally Posted by Olethros View Post
The "Data Recovery: not just for iBoot-pwned devices" should work.
The whole point of that procedure is to swap the "upgrade" and "restore" ramdisks, so when you do a "restore" in iTunes, you actually do an "upgrade" - which does not wipe your existing data.

You actually have plenty of options because you have a 3G and are pwned.

BTW: bit stupid to never sync with iTunes, backup is automatic.. you should have used it. I know I don't sync every day, but it isn't hard to sync once a week or so.
Try this first:
In most cases, you can solve these problems by putting the phone into recovery mode and restoring it from backup. To do that, follow these instructions:
1. Connect the iPhone's USB cable to your computer, but not your iPhone.
2. Turn your iPhone off. If the phone won't turn off in the traditional manner, just keep holding the buttons until the screen goes dark.
3. Once you've turned the device off, press the home button on the face of the device and plug in the USB cable to the device's dock connector.
4. When it turns on, keep pressing the home button until the iTunes logo appears on the screen.
5. You'll know the phone is now in recovery mode because a window in iTunes will tell you.
6. You can then start the restore process by clicking the "Restore" button in the iTunes window.
Definitely go to fix iPhone stuck at Apple logo.