used apparently AT&T iphone 3GS stuck in recovery mode after restore attempt, help!!!
I bought an used iphone 3GS in ebay to replace my broken one.It did not say to be unlocked or jailbroken, I still don't know if it is or not! When it arrived it was already restored by the seller with the 4.2.1. firmware. It was apparently working. When I synched it with itunes it did not recognized it as a new iphone to be activated, no screen popped up! I hit the restore button and the phone is since than stuck in recovery mode!
If this iphone was not blocked with AT&T, shouldn't it restore without any problems?
Now I think this iphone has been previously unlocked and the seller did not mentioned it in ebay.Now researching tools to bring it back to life I figured that only the seller can restore the phone, while he should have the SHSH codes backed up on his itunes, unless he did not do a backup. Am I stuck now with this iphone because of the IOS 4.2.1. security file apple is using? Because not even the Apple store was able to reset it to factory.
What can I possibly do to still use this iphone? Please help!! $266 bucks thrown out of the window?