I just pwned my 2G iphone (2.1 pwnage tool, 2.1 firmware). After installing the firmware to the phone, iPhone offers to restore the backup that was made during the last sync (and older backups) or to set up a new phone. When accepting this offer, the itunes starts to restore with a progress bar, the iPhone shows the corresponding message, but it takes forever (10, 15 minutes), and after a certain time the process seems to be cancelled. The phone goes to its main screen (the previously installed apps are there, though). I am again offered the possibility to restore or set up a new phone.
Any ideas how to get my restore done? Can it be the restore was done, but iTunes does not see this? How can I circumvent the restore question then and normally synch the phone?