Help with unlocked/unactivated OTB 1.0.2 phone now at 1.1.2
I've had my 1.0.2 since September. I activated/unlocked with no trouble using AnySIM and iNdependence. And then to 1.1.1 again with AnySIM/iNdependence. (At least I think... my memory is a little vague.) I've been running fine since then and decided to do the "official" 1.1.3 upgrade. I first needed to upgrade to 1.1.2 so I downloaded the 1.1.2 firmware and using iNdependence ran the Pre Firmware Upgrade and then using iTunes upgraded to 1.1.2 firmware. Everything went fine. I closed iTunes and restarted iNdependence. It lists my phone as Firmware 1.1.2, not activated, AFC connected, jailed. When I attempt to Activate, it immediately gives me and error telling me it couldn't perform the jailbreak and that I need to "downgrade to 1.0.2 then perform the special firmware"... whatever the hell that means.
I've tried downgrading to 1.0.2 via iTunes but iTunes reports and error halfway through the downgrade. Anything I attempt to do with iNdependence fails. I've tried this on two different boxes. One with iTunes 7.5 / iNdependence 1.3.2beta and the other with iTunes 7.6 / iNdependence 1.3.1. I'm at a loss what to do next.
I've scoured the forums but in truth I really can't find anything useful. I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks in advance...
Edit: Sorry.. .the title should read "locked/unactivated"