iPhone 3GS - Stuck in Recovery. I tried everything.
Merry Christmas guys!
Alright, to the point. This is the lose/lose situation put myself into.
I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit with iTunes 10 I'm using a Jailbroken iPhone 3GS (new version) running 4.1 firmware.
So I was looking to restore or maybe even upgrade to 4.2.1. I plugged my iPhone into iTunes and to my surprise, it gives me that ugly warning to update. I press, yes and everything goes fine. It goes into recovery, the apple logo pops up and loading bar gets to around 95%. Then the famous 1015 error pops up, and forces my iPhone into the stupid recovery loop. iTunes points out the obvious and says it's in recovery mode and needs to be 'Restored and updated' I click yes, and it gives me the repeat of the 1015 error.
I then check my firmware apple has in it's AppData and it shows the iPhone2,1_4.2.1_8C148a_Restore.ipsw. I then look on YouTube, Google etc... and find out I need to get it from a special website. I download the firmware of felixbruns.de for 4.1, same firmware i've got and it gives me a stupid 3194 error.
I then tried troubleshooting some more. I used RecBoot, iREB, iRecovery, Error 1015 fixer, Tiny Umbrella to kick the iPhone out of recovery, all it does is restart into recovery, stupidly enough.
Then, a forum thread told me to Jailbreak again using redsn0w. Jailbreaks perfectly fine, with the custom pineapple logo. The downloading application support and all those loading processes and it boots me right back into Recovery mode.
I tried 5 different firmwares, it either gives me 1015 or 3194 errors.
I have even tried adding 188.8.131.52 gs.apple.com to the host file, restarting and trying the restore again. I continue to get the 3194 error.
Iíve tried reinstalling iTunes 9.2 (as it supports iOS 4) without luck. :(
If anybody is in the same boat as me (same system/ipod/firmware) with the same issues, itíd be sweet to find a fix!
I fear that when I first tried upgrading and restoring, with Cydia present, Apple may have disabled the iPhone. Voiding my warranty etc. I've booked an appointment with Genius Bar for Sunday.