Unlocked Iphone 3g, 3.1.2, disabled after upgrade...HELP PLEASE!
If someone could please help me out today it would be greatly appreciated - i am so stuck and cant find a clear, uncomplicated answer anywhere. I see that this is a common problem but there are SO many answers and variations of each problem that i cant find my exact specifications or details anywhere.
Here is my story:
Bought an unlocked, jailbroken iphone last week:
- Used with T-mobile
- Was using Cydia & Winterboard to modify design
- Was working perfectly, only thing that didnt work was wifi
Last night i download some games (jeopardy, snood, etc.) through the app store in itunes on my macbook osx (tiger). For some reason once I bought them and synced the iphone and itunes, only the jeopardy transferred to my iphone. I was fooling around and trying to sync and re-sync, and then....
Then i made the dumbest mistake ever!
itunes prompted me to upgrade to 3.1.2.
I went ahead and upgraded (STUPID), and then itunes gave me the error that "The sim card used with this iphone does not appear to be supported." GREAT!
I started googling and read that I should try to do a Restore by holding down the HOME button and the On/off/sleep button while plugged into my laptop.
HOWEVER, before I did this, I did check the Settings in my iphone and it said that i WAS operating with 3.1.2
After I attempted a Restore, my iphone then got locked in the USB/tunes/Emergency calls only screen that everyone loves so much.
So now I cant get onto my iphone, and I cant access it through itunes either. AWESOME!
This is my only phone and i use it for work so if i dont have this fixed by this afternoon i will probably be sent to the guillotine.
- I am reading that I need to install Pwnage and attempt to jailbreak the 3.1.2 now. HOWEVER, on one forum (dev-team blog) it says:
"If youíre already jailbroken (by whatever means), you donít need to mess around with DFU mode at all. Just create (or get from a friend) your custom IPSW and Option-Restore (Shift-Restore on Windows) to it via iTunes. Donít enter DFU mode at all."
Is this something that applies to me because i was already jailbroken on 3.0.1??
I am totally confused.
If someone can be kind enough to give me step-by-step instructions for dummies on how to remedy this i would be sooo appreciated. Im screwed right now!
Thanks so much for your help...