Iphone 3g stuck in recovery/restore loop process
Wifes Iphone 3G is stuck in a loop of recovery / restart / recovery needed still showing.
She had it on her computer (vista with newest itunes), os 3 on the phone btw, and was told at plug in there was an error and recover was needed, she chose recover and during that recovery process her computer locked up.
Restarted pc, phone showed cable and itunes icon, plugged it in after restart and it showed recovery needed screen, so again started the process, this time letting it complete yet after it restarted we got the same message about recovery needed.
Took it to my pc xp pro with newest itunes installed, signed into itunes using her account name etc, same thing recovery needed did that and it said your phone has been restored leave phone plugged in and wait for it to sign into itunes or something but about 20 seconds later again we are getting that same message of Itunes detected an iphone in recovery mode you must restore this iphone bfre it can be used with itunes.
I did the hold top and front buttons hard restart, restarted pc, even reinstalled itunes yet this seems to be stuck in this loop of telling me the phone is in recovery mode and needs to be restored, then it completes restore process says all is good and itunes will start in like 10 seconds, but then jumps back to that screen of being in recovery mode with restore required before it can be used.
The phone has never been modded and I am not looking into that as an option but what else can I try or do to get her phone working?