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Bought used unlocked 3GS on 3.1.2, Erased all, Stuck
Looked around and couldn't find the answer so I'm hoping I can get some help. I've got a 3G that's been acting up on me so I bought a used 3GS on Craigslist that was unlocked on 3.1.2. Everything worked good, but as expected, I couldn't get it to sink with my itunes account without getting rid of the apps currently on it. No problem, I have plenty and requested itunes to just replace everything with my account/apps. For some reason the it wouldn't do it, every time it went to sync, it would start and then stop and none of my apps were on there, just my contact and calender info. I needed to be able to sync everything.
So I decided to General/reset/erase all content and settings thinking I would just start from a clean iphone and enter all my phone settings as I've done before. Phone had the apple logo for about 6 hours, figured it was stuck as everything I read was that it took about 1-2 hours to erase.
So....itunes, DFU/shift/restore a fresh install of 3.1.2 and I'll just jailbreak and unlock. But now itunes is giving me an error (after "Verifying iPhone restore with Apple" never seen that before) message of "The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (3194)"
Looking up that error code brought me to a post on this forum....seems I'm a few days too late in going through this process....
Some guidance would be appreciated...at least I'm not down a phone for now as I still have the 3G. I do not know my baseband as I was planning on just staying at 3.1.2 for now and simply wanted to erase the prior owners data and start fresh....so I didn't look up the baseband (I know, I'm an idiot).
Looking for some advise on getting the 3GS up and running (any iOS version) and working on T-Mobile
If you don't have the hashed keys ("SHSH blobs") for your phone or the person who you bought it from doesn't have them, you're in trouble.
any restore for a3GS has to be "verified" by apple where they generate a set of keys that allows the restore to happen. Apple is no longer sending 3.1.2 keys (or 3.1.3. for that matter) so unless you can get your hands on the keys from somewhere else, you will not be able to restore with anything other than the current iOS 4.0
I would suggest that you
1: if you were jailbroken and the user had asked Cydia to back the keys up, you may be lucky. Download firmware umbrella and tell it to try to recover the keys from Cydia. if the previous owner backed them up there you'll be able to recover them. If you get the keys, then you can do the recover back to 3.1.2 and then jailbreak/unlock on 3.1.2
2:if you don't find the keys there, contact the seller and ask them if they had backed them up locally. You might get lucky there.
Otherwise, you're going to have to wait until a real jailbreak for 4.0 comes out. In the mean time, I'd suggest that you get cracking on backing up your keys becasue as soon as a 4.0 jailbreak comes out Apple will update the firmware and stop signing 4.0 and you'll be in the same situation.
well, I just dropped it off at a guys house who's fixed my screw up's in the past...I'll let you know.
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