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Iphone 3gs 16gb Preparing to restore
One of my buddies purchased an iphone 3gs on the streets for a good price down here in South Africa Johannesburg, no wonder why it never used our
sim cards from SA. Seems like a UK model or something. He was never able to use our sim cards this side
He approached a few guys and they all failed.
Truth be told all he needed to get done was activation (This from my experience with iphones)
However the other guys just basically upgraded firmware with no luck of activation.
Now the phone is unable to get into home screen. Basically stays in the emergency screen
Please help, I've tried numerous firmwares through Itunes.
If the iphone 3gs starts up in normal mode, itunes say the sim card inserted is not
If I put the phone into DFU or Recovery mode to update or downgrade firmware, during the process
Itunes states preparing to restore, but nothing ever happens. Itunes just continously loops with
Preparing to restore. I've downloaded all latest firmware. 3.1.2 and 3.1.3.
Seems like when itunes starts updating the firmware the iphone refuses to respond. Usually itunes
will reboot the phone during the firmware installation, however mines just hangs.
I've got all the neccessary software downloaded from the net. I've even tried REdsnow 0.9.4 and used
firmware 3.1.2 to jailbreak the iphone but all that happens is Redsnow reports done! But my iphone
3gs 16gb is still stuck in a Blank screen (Something like DFU but has alittle light currently on)
Remember all that we needed to do was Activate the iphone on our GSM networks here is SA. But all this
crap came up. I've had iphones from the time they have been release. Im currently the owner of a
iphone3gs 32 GB white. (Non jailbroken).
Now my friends phone is a iphone 3gs 16gb A1303 FCC ID: BCGA1303A IC ID: 579C-A1303A
His phone refuses to go to home. Its in a emergency screen with the slide. No signal since no activation
I really couldnt care about the jailbreaking, just want it to work with other sim cards and also
if the phone can just get into the main screen with the apps, I will be very happy.
Or should I just wait for the next version of Firmware to get release and also wait for the jailbreak.
Remember my phone I cannot get into anything, dont know the serial no of current firmware on the phone
NOt even sure if it was previously jailbroken or not.
Is there some way to format this phone or reinstall everything from scratch. Please help South Africa JHB. Bradley
Read up about SHSH - this explains to a large degree why you can't load most IPSW on this iPhone.
Stock OS 3.1.3 should work.. but as you said - without activation then you are 100% stuck as the recently released Spirit jailbreak only works on activated devices.
If any of the initial attempts to get this iPhone working included restoring OS 3.1.3 (even if it was not 100% successful) that might have locked the door to any hacktivation based jailbreak for now.
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