Iphone 3g really, and I mean REALLY can't restore
I am a newbie and I have searched and searched for the answer to this. I have tried a million things including the tinyumbreller thing.
The objectif: Just to make my iPhone 3g work, doesn't need to be jail broken or anything, but does need to be unblocked.
Couple of weeks ago, my screen gave out, I have since fixed it by replacing the lcd, all good. But:
Like a 'nana I tried to re install it to solve the problem and in the process messed it all up.
It is currently in the connect to itunes mode and will not, whatever i try, get out of it. I want to restore but:
I have no ispw file on my computer at all (didn' back it up)
I have no shsh blobs anywhere.....
I have an internet connection (i'm a british expat in Cameroon) that is not fast enough to keep itunes happy when doing the restore the normal way so I have to download the file from a site using jdownloader and point to it by using the shift click trick in itunes. When I do this it starts out fine but ends in an error 1015.
My suspicion is that i need to just download the latest version of the ios so that i don't need the shsh blobs and apple will be happy, but i can't find out where to download the latest. I found and downloaded the one on here:
iClarified - iPhone - Where To Download iPhone Firmware Files From
that says iphone 3G 4.2.1 and it doesn't work.
any idea at all from anyone at all would be greatly appreciated. I am a long way from home and rely on my dear iphone for company :-)