3GS with FW 3.1.2 keeps in recovery mode
I bought a 3GS in the beginning of the year with a pre-installed FW version 3.1.2. Carrier was chosen, never had a contract with them. I used blackra1n right from the beginning and it worked like a charm. I believe in February 2010 the RC3 was already out.
However, about a month ago I got problems in synchronizing die iPhone with my Outlook at work and at home I couldn't get WLAN to work any more. When resetting the network settings the phone rebooted and I thought 'OK, let it rain again...'. However, the always working blackra1n stopped working. I tried it first at home where I have a Mac with OS X 10.6.3 running. blackra1n started to work, GeoHots portrait appeared on the phone and the message about the easiest jailbreak... came too. However, after quite a while waiting for the reboot the screen of the phone turned black and instead of showing me something successful, the Apple logo appeared and shortly after the iTunes connecting screen.
A bit later I realized that I had updated iTunes to version 126.96.36.199. Searching the net I found that I should better downgrade to an older version of iTunes and did so to one of the 8 series. The result was that I could not retrieve any information about the music I have on my Mac because the music library was created by a newer version of iTunes (surprise, surprise) and blackra1n was still not working. iTunes came with error 1619, that the 'iPod' was not properly recognized.
Now I'm sitting in front of my work pc (win xp sp3) where as well iTunes 188.8.131.52 is installed. The iPhone is in recovery mode and is recognized by iTunes. I close iTunes and start blackra1n. It complains about several .dll files which it can't find and here I had to stop because icuuc36.dll I couldn't find anywhere.
So I was downloading blackbreeze to fix this problem... blackbreeze is asking where to find my balckra1n application and where to store the fixed version. Afterwards it tells me that I am good to go! But blackbreeze does sh... At the location where the fixed version should have been stored appears to be nothing!
Second try: I was downloading Blackra1n_for_iTunes_9.1.exe and it runs. I do get GeoHots portrait, the message to donate and as usual blackra1n tells me to wait for reboot. It takes quite a while and then the Apple loge appears and the iTunes connecting screen - back to recovery mode!!!:fail
I was also trying to restore the iPhone with iPhone2,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw. While confirming the restore process with the Apple server :rolleyes: I get the message 'The iPhone could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the requested build.'
Thank you very much!!!
I'm getting totally nuts with this. After telling you all I tried, maybe you can come to the right conclusion on what to do, because I am running out of possibilities.
Your help is very much appreciated!