iOS 4 and a broken iPhone
Over the past few days I have been thoroughly frustrated at myself. You see by some ferocious folly of the fates, my iPhone and my kitchen sink were destined to be together. This is good news and bad news. I can now get the iPhone 4. But, I'm left with a broken 32gb iPhone 3GS. After letting it sit out in the sun for a few days it worked once more... mostly. The screen is messed up but it still works, and the home button is busted. I upgraded the phone to iOS 4 before this accident. I figured I was screwed but realized there must be some sort of app which can simulate the home button through jailbreak! Indeed there is but the problem is I cannot jailbreak the phone. I cannot get into DFU and I cannot restore to any other IPSW image. When I try to restore to a PwnageTool custom iOS 4 restore file it just hangs at "Preparing iPhone for Restore". So, I can get iOS 4 working and thats it. And I know I can't downgrade without getting into DFU.
Oh, also, everytime I restart the phone it gets caught in the restore loop so I have to use iRecovery to take it out. Can anyone help me jailbreak this thing?