So in windows - if you don't see the little "DFU Mode" notice in the lower right corner by the clock - then does that mean you are not in DFU mode? I swear i'm pulling my hair out doing this!! After doing the whole button thing for 20 seconds and hearing the windows sound - I get the totally black screen and itunes starts up and then has a warning message saying that it has discovered a phone in restore mode. The phone however is still showing a black screen - nothing else.
So what I would like to know is the following:
1. Must the PC show the "DFU Mode" balloon in the bottom right corner where the time is?
2. Everyone says that itunes shows an alert (as indicated in that youtube video everyone is saying to look at) - well if you are successful in DFU mode - what exactly is the wording on that alert in itunes? Does it say that itunes has discovered a phone in DFU mode?
Removing the "custom-" from the front of the homemade firmware file means I go from error (6) to error 1604.
Should the phone be on 2.x firmware before doing all this? It is currently on 1.1.4 but I dont want to upgrade to 2.0 as then I will be totally locked out and downgrading means re-installing itunes etc.
I think a lot of the videos on youtube actually show the recovery mode and not DFU mode because I have followed it so well and even still no success. If you look at a lot of the videos - most people are doing variations - Some have itunes on, some don't, others have the phone switched on from the start, others don't. So if people can even vary the method slightly, it really can't be this difficult can it?!
*dazed and confused*