Cannot restore iPhone 3GS

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by thundermustard, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2008
    I have a jailbroken 3GS at 3.1.2
    All was well until yesterday, I installed Winterboard and the phone effed up.
    I had to do a restore, all went fine, but my iTunes froze during the period where music was transferring to the newly restored iPhone.
    I disconnected the iPhone but it was frozen also. That is where the good news ends.
    Now I am stuck at trying to restore with no luck. I know how to force it into restore mode, when I connect to iTunes I have tried repeatedly to restore with the factory software.
    It goes for an hour or so then I get Error 9 message.
    I know that if the Apple Genius know it was hacked I'm screwed. But if I take it in in restore mode do you think I will get a replacement?
    Or better yet, any suggestions on unbricking this thing myself?
  2. macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    Have you tried to put the phone in DFU mode and try it. Also be sure and restart the computer to clear out iTunes.

    If you cannot get the phone into a readable condition, chances are the Genius cannot either, sso I wouldn't worry about that.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2009
    san diego
    looks like your only option is genius bar....and they wont know its hacked either...just have them restore it.
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2008
    I have not had any success getting into DFU as per the instructions that Pwnage include.

    I can't really turn it off like it shows, no slider ever appears. When I do get it to power off it will boot right back on as soon as I hit any other button.

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