solved: restoring jailbroken iphone 3Gs 3.1.2
hi guys. i have a very BIG problem:
my iphone 3gs was jailbroken by a friend, so that i could use it with any sim card (it says 3.1.2 and it has a pineapple startup logo so i guess that means it is pwnage tool)
i am using a macbook pro (os 10.6.3) with itunes 9.1.1
it has cracks in the display and a messed up sleep/wake-up button, thus it won't permit me to go into DFU.
i am eligible for an iphone swap at the apple store (i've been there today) HOWEVER he said that i voided my warranty. i can come back tomorrow with an apple OS and get it exchanged.
i have a big time constraint, as i bought my phone/contract in australia, but i am going back home to germany where i can't exchange my phones. by the time i return (1 month) the warranty will be expired.
can you guys please tell me what to do exactly to restore my iphone to the original apple OS? and please make it as easy as possible, i am a bit dumb when it comes to the techy side of things.
i just used the settings > general > reset > erase all content and settings option, but it is still showing the pineapple symbol. and NOT MUCH ELSE :( it doesn't react when i connect it to my computer, iTunes doesn't recognise it.... i think its bricked?
i previously tried iTunes to restore it, it told me that my device is "not eligible" for restoring, which is probs linked to the fact that apple doesn't allow restoring to 3.1.2 anymore.... so what do i do?
big thanks in advance,