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    Default Is there any hope for me? 3g problems

    Hey everyone. This is my first post so I hope this is in the right forum. If not I'll be happy to move it.

    My problem is I have a 3g iPhone that I was using jb & unlocked (redsn0w/ultrasn0w) with T-mobile on the 3.0.1 firmware. When I hooked it to my pc iTunes wouldn't recognize it. I tried holding down the home button and all the mentioned tricks and nothing worked, so I went into "Settings" and tried "Erase Settings & Contacts". I started the process and went to bed b/c I know it takes a long time. When I got up the phone was stuck on the apple screen. I held down the power and home to get it to turn off then turned it back on and the apple came back up stayed on for awhile then rebooted and did it all over again. This is just kept happening so I hooked it to the pc again and when it restared I held down the home button and iTunes recognized it finally. So I thought I was good and tried to restore by holding "Shift", pressing "Restore", and selecting my firmware. Well I thought all was well, it went through most of the restore, then I got a message saying something like couldn't restore error 13 occurred and the screen was stuck on, but black. I can turn the phone off and on, but it just goes back to the screen telling me to hook it to iTunes where it tells me to restore exc, exc. I've tried jail braking again and it went through the whole process, but nothing ever happened. It just rebooted and the screen stayed black.

    So it appears the phone is stuck in DFU now. It will not restore with iTunes and will not come out of DFU either.

    Can anyone PLEASE help me!?!


    Oh, yeah! Here is the real kick in the nuts. I've only had the phone for 3 days and after fighting with it for 2 days I realized the reason iTunes wouldn't recognize it in the first place. I was using a Belkin charger cable to connect it to my PC and right on the cable it says "For charging only". FML
    Last edited by ShouldagotaBB; 09-17-2009 at 06:17 PM.

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    Just to clairfy your book above, you iphone 3G FW 3.0.1 is stuck in DFU mode and you need to know how to get it out?

    Look up a program called iRecovery and what it can do for you.



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