1. sicario666's Avatar
    I just got a 3gs from my cousin. Im having trouble restoring via itunes. It downloads then tells me that to check network connectivity. Then it wont restore. Any help is appreciated. Here's a pic of the serial number if it helps.


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    Last edited by Inkdaddy66; 10-24-2011 at 07:40 PM.
    10-24-2011 07:34 PM
  2. sicario666's Avatar
    And here is the error prompt I get...


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    10-24-2011 07:43 PM
  3. Peligro911's Avatar
    Have you ever had to use tiny umbrella ?


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    10-24-2011 07:54 PM
  4. sicario666's Avatar
    no. i havent. should i look into it? im new to iphone, so be easy on me please
    i did try to download the software on its own and attempt to manually restore using the download but also got an error doing that, i forgot what the message was so i will check again
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    10-24-2011 07:56 PM
  5. sicario666's Avatar
    ok. when i hold shift (using pc) and click the restore button to select the file i want to use for restore. it tells me that the firmware file isnt compatible. so i cant do it manually. please help. im currently downloading ios 4.2 so i can see if that will work. ive been at this pretty much all day with no success

    update: 4.2 gives me the same error message. looks like im stuck
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    10-24-2011 08:13 PM
  6. Peligro911's Avatar
    U can't load a older version because apple stops signing them hmm I'm gonna think bout this thou you can only load the newest


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    10-24-2011 11:32 PM
  7. Peligro911's Avatar
    Does this iPhone boot still ? If so what software is it currently running ? And whats the modem firmware ?


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    10-24-2011 11:34 PM
  8. sicario666's Avatar
    All I can get it to do is turn on. Apple logo. Or dfu. I can't get a full boot

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    10-24-2011 11:36 PM
  9. Peligro911's Avatar
    Sounds like it might have been unlocked with the baseband updated

    Download tiny umbrella and see if you can see what software it's on.
    You can also try some options in there to kick it out of recovery to see of it will boot. If that don't work

    Try loading a custom firmware that preserves the baseband create one using snowbreeze you will need to download snowbreeze and the iOS 5 Ipsw then use it to create your custom Ipsw and do a shift restore and select your custom file


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    10-25-2011 02:11 AM
  10. sicario666's Avatar
    Any chance you have DL links or can these be found with a simple google search?

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    10-25-2011 02:14 AM
  11. Peligro911's Avatar
    I think the network connection timed out because the host file has been changed so it's trying to contact apple and it set to look somewhere else. Before doing anything do a search on where to find the host file and see if it's been edited. You can fix the file and that might solve your problem first. Sorry for all the possible solutions It's hard to say with out knowing exactly what happen or what software it was on when you started all this


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    10-25-2011 02:15 AM
  12. Peligro911's Avatar
    You can find on google pretty easy


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    10-25-2011 02:16 AM
  13. Peligro911's Avatar
    http://http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/


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    10-25-2011 02:18 AM
  14. sicario666's Avatar
    Ahhh no worries. I appreciate all of the help. My cousin isn't into jailbreaking and hacking. Im not sure what os she was on,I don't even think she knows. Im gonna try and take the phone to apple tomorrow and see if they can help me out. If that doesn't get me any positive results i'll take a stab at what you've explained. What you're saying about the timeout makes perfect sense though.

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    10-25-2011 02:19 AM
  15. Peligro911's Avatar
    If you computer has ever been used to jailbreak ?? Could be the prob too when I updated to ios5 I had a issue too. If you have another comp try hooking to that and restore or when u go to apple that will be the first thing they try if it works for them it def is something on your computer


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    10-25-2011 02:34 AM
  16. sicario666's Avatar
    I used it to jb my ipad. But I restored the ipad and deleted redsnow and everything used to jb. I tried my moms laptop which hasn't been used to do anything like jailbreaking. It did the same thing in there. We've both tried to update to ios5 as well and haven't been successful.

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    10-25-2011 02:40 AM
  17. Peligro911's Avatar
    What do u mean u both tried ? Same phone or two diff phones ?


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    10-25-2011 03:17 AM
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    What do u mean u both tried ? Same phone or two diff phones ?


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    I tried both comps.

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    10-25-2011 09:35 AM
  19. Peligro911's Avatar
    I'm leaning more to the custom firmware solution but see what apple does I'm sure of they can they will replace it


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    10-25-2011 11:26 AM
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    Well im at the apple store right now. Let's see what happens. Of course. I couldn't get the phone into dfu when I was there. Neither could the "associate" so I have an appointment scheduled with a "genius" tomorrow.

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    10-25-2011 03:13 PM
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    Oh and the guy at apple said it was a 3g. Not a 3gs. Would there be a difference in restoring between restoring the 2

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    10-25-2011 05:18 PM
  22. Peligro911's Avatar
    Well a 3G can not go to ios5 highest is 4.2.1 but iTunes should see that not unless u download ios5 and are trying to do a shift restore to load it


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    10-25-2011 09:00 PM
  23. Peligro911's Avatar
    If its a 3G search for a custom iPhone 3G 4.2.1 firmware made by snowbreeze something tells me that before u got it the baseband was updated download this firm ware and also download redsnow use redsnow to just boot dfu now mode and then close it out and open iTunes to a shift restore and select your custom 4.2.1 ..... If you can't find one to download u can make one download the 4.2.1 software and use snowbreeze to make your own


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    10-25-2011 09:03 PM
  24. ovidiu1305's Avatar
    You will find sn0wbreeze on ih8sn0w.com website. Beside 5.0 you can also restore to a custom 4.1, these are the only 2 firmwares that can be restored without shsh saved,and would recommend to do it on 4.1 as is untether jailbreak .Download snowbreze for 4.1 and the 4.1 firmware, create a custom restore, put the iphone to pwaned dfu and restore. Let me know if it worked, if not I can do it for you online if you want, just pm me
    11-01-2011 01:34 PM
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