Stuck at logo - need to recover data -Cydia Update Failed
Iphone 3g - ios4.2.1 - bb 5.15 - JB with ultrasn0w
A cydia app update yesterday froze my phone for about 30 minutes, I had to force restart it. Upon turning back on the phone stuck at the apple logo for another 30 minutes... I personally only need the contacts on the phone, then I have no problem wiping it clean again...
I scoured the internet for hours, and have alot of info, at the end of this fiasco I will consider writing a tutorial. But for the time being, I NEED HELP!
My #1 route would be to not have to restore the phone therefore this seems the most appealing I can SSH over, backup everythign so if I screw up I still have hard-data working ramdisk with ssh but I recently found out that it may not work with 3g 4.2.1 is it true? If its possible, how do i build a custom ramdisk? Ive looked at the tutorials and need help
#2 route would be to "update" the phone with cooked firmware, so the phone gets restored and cleaned, but the user data, messages, contacts and such are still available as per Data recovery: not just for iBoot-pwned devices this would be functional, but if anything screws up, the data is gone for good... Also it days in highlighted letters "PwnageTool: Not recommended/might work" so that may not be an option.
Id personally like to go the #1 route, if anyone has ANY information at all about recovering data, and maybe giving me a very noobie step by step I would be very grateful. All opinions are welcome and if this works I will write an extensive step by step guide.. While on my travels through the net, I also found these tools that are pertinent to recovering data should it help anyone else...
Seems to be the king of the ramdisk
The required files for SSH'n thru ramdisk when the phone is stuck at boot
Software that talkes to the iboot and ibss program in the phone
iReb used for throwing devices into a special cooked recovery mode
More RamDisk info and terminal commands
The drivers required to connect to a bricked iphone for usb support
AS you can see ive been at this for hours, PLEASE help me recover my contacts from my bricked 3g. I will add updates and advances as they occur.