Frustrated! Trouble RE-jailbreaking iPhone
Hello extreme newbie here. I am a PC guy but do own a iPhone, so I just want to put that out there. This will be a long post so I do apologize, but I feel it all needs to be said to better understand my issue(s). The first thing I did when I got my shiny new iPhone home was to figure out how to jailbreak it.
A quick Google search and I was on my way. I ended up using Blackra1n since it was not only the first I found, but it claimed to be the easiest, and easy it was.
Some time later I had a issue where my iPhone would not boot up. So knowing it was still under warranty I went to the Apple store to have it looked at. Well they ended up restoring it which at the time was to 3.1.3. I was on 3.1.2. I knew that my jailbreak would be lost but I was willing to deal with it.
So I return home and start Googling again but this time searching for tips on rolling back firmware since at the time no 3.1.3 jailbreak was available. It took some time but I eventually successfully rolled back to 3.1.2 and blackra1ned again to jailbreak.
My issues were every time I tried doing the shift + restore (MAC I believe is Alt + Restore) to chose my file I would be met with an error during the firmware loading. 1600, 1601, and so on. That was about a month ago so I didn't track what the errors all were. Also I cannot recall what I eventually did to get the firmware successfully loaded. So once again I used Blackra1n to jailbreak.
Now the issue I am having other issues which lead me to restore once again. My other PC which I primarily sync with my iPhone would not recognize the phone (in iTunes). LONG story short the same thing was happening on my laptop too. So I restored but this time I did it to what I thought was 3.1.3 since I knew that there are now jailbreaks for that version. But I was surprised to know that I now have 4.0....DOH!
So once again I have tried every way possible to re-jailbreak to no avail. First I tried Sn0wbreeze. I successfully create the new ipsw file to my desktop but I am met over and over again with the same errors during restore. Mostly 1600 and 1601. I tried my other PC (which at least it syncs on that one now). And yes I have tried rebooting.
So I see one of 2 options here: Either roll back to 3.1.3 (or 3.1.2) and re-jailbreak or make the latest 4.0 ipsw file created with Sn0wbreeze work.
I am all ears!
Thanks in advance.