32GB 3GS jailbroken with purplera1n RC2a So before I even get to the problem, let me just say I know that I can just restore and do it all over again. I am just trying to understand what happened so that I don't end up wasting hours of my time again restoring all my music/etc from backup multiple times. Basically, right after I jailbroke, I installed: Cydia Backgrounder (so I got MobileSubstrate as well) Notifier I was going good for a couple days, and then I installed WinterBoard. Well, upon install, at the end, it gave me the 'Reboot Phone' button. Which I clicked. Phone goes down for a reboot, all is well, except after I go back to Springboard, I see "iPhone is Activated!" popup. This is extremely strange because it was *already* activated. Now, when I sync to iTunes, I get "Syncing iPhone" instead of "Syncing [My Name]'s iPhone". Also, it never progresses past that point. Sometimes it will also get caught on "Verifying iPhone". Well, I've taken it down gracefully (holding power button and swiping to turn off, then turning back on), I've taken it down hard (holding both power and home until it shuts off, which takes a lot longer to reboot, obviously), and I've rebooted my PC and restart iTunes and the whole lot. I tried reinserting my SIM card, etc etc. I've basically given up. I'm going to restore, but its annoying. I just can't understand why this happened. Anyone have any ideas? EDIT: BTW, Winterboard works fine and the iPhone functions normally in every other respect.