3GS on recovery screen - What should I try?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by SavMBP15, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. SavMBP15 macrumors 6502

    Mar 26, 2010
    A friend just handed me their iPhone 3GS and said, "its been doing some weird stuff lately and now it just shows this." It has the recovery screen showing (connect to iTunes screen).

    That is all I know other than it was JB & unlocked by someone else around October of last year.

    So what should I do? I don't know what baseband is on it, what IOS was on it or if it was of the newer 3GS with the fixed boot rom (since I cannot look at the serial number).

    The goal is to return it to a jailbroken and unlocked state. Ideas?

  2. The Tos macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2011
    Buffalo, New York
    maybe just put it in DFU mode. Install a software/bootrom that can be jb and unlocked. go from there. Good luck.
  3. dronnel67 macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2011
    at the very start steps with a few info on ur idevice,
    just download tinyumbrella.
    see the info there, and try to kick out the recovery mode
  4. SavMBP15 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 26, 2010
    I tried that and it goes straight back into recovery mode.

    I now know it was one of the early 3GS phones so it does not have the fixed boot rom. I tried to build 4.2.1 IPSW so as to preserve the baseband with Pwnage but I got the, this is not a authentic firmware error from Pwnage. (followed tutorial on iClarified).
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    If a friend just gives you a 3GS and tells you its been doing some weird stuff lately then you can bet it has some hardware issues.
    If it didnt he would just restore it and use it himself IMO.
  6. SavMBP15 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 26, 2010
    Good point.

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