Hello everybody. My iPhone started life as an OTB 1.0.2, week 35. I made sure to give the Dev Team and all early adopters time to work out the kinks in any new releases before I updated to any new firmware. Jailbreakme.com and AnySIM were used to boost the phone to 1.1.1.
A few days ago I, unlike what I normally do, decided to perform the "soft upgrade 1.1.3," which also fully worked for me. However, after seeing a lot of negative stories on Nate True's method I wanted to perform the Official Dev Team-released 1.1.3 upgrade. Following the first stickied-guide on the iPhone>Unlock thread (http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=610), I noticed I needed to have a 1.1.2 Jailbroken iPhone.
Following the linked guide for this procedure (http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=461), I started to restore my phone to 1.1.1..... Thatís when all hell broke loose.
Just as a forewarning, I HAVE scoured the interwebs, Hackint0sh, modmyifone, howardsforums, Google, and have not been able to fix the issue.
That being said, what I know is as follows:
- iPhone is version 1.0.2
- IMEI is correctly showing up in General>About
- Modem firmware is 04.02.13_G
- Jailbreaking w/iBrickr fails: iPhone remains at yellow triangle screen, iBrickr remains at "Running the jailbreak program, which will copy a couple files to your phone... This will take a short while, and your phone will restart."
- Running AppTappInstaller.exe (version 0.92) and selecting "1.0.2" halts at "Step 0: 4 Entering recovery mode," with the iPhone halted at the yellow triangle screen (aka, just like iBrickr)
- I have tried many other versions of iTunes, completely wiping my computer of any traces of iTunes or QT, and rebooting in between each installation. (iTunes 7.4.2, 7.4.3, 7.5, 7.6)
- Restoring the phone to 1.0.2 seems to work, although I am left with an error message.
- Restoration with firmware 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 always halts at "Preparing to restore..." with subsequent error message.
- Booting iPhone into DFU Mode is possible, although iTunes (7.4.2 - 7.6) never gives an option to Restore.
- I have tried the above on several USB 2.0 ports
- Computer is WinXP Pro, SP2.
This is about all I can think of to give you guys in terms of information, although I will gladly share more upon request. If you have any insight into this dilemma, I would certainly appreciate it.