Hello everyone, Please bear with me, as this is a little long. I tried to include everything of importance. I've been lurking in these forums for some time now, and until yesterday my iPhone 3G was (mostly) trouble free. Well, I guess that had to end some time... Here's the order of events: I updated an app from the on-device app store, and it failed. Big whoop. Told me to try again on my computer. OK, I said, so I ignored it and figured I'd do it later. Fast forward 2 hours, and I go to check my phone for messages and low and behold, the phone is DEAD. I mean, no response to the power switch, hard software reset (home + sleep buttons), NOTHING. So, once I'm back to my girlfriend's parents house, I hooked it up to my powerbook to see if I could get any joy that way. Well, the apple logo popped up immediately, but quickly locked up both the phone and iTunes itself. After some cajoling, however, it did loosen up and rebooted to the slider screen. Whooee! I thought. I figured I had dodged a bullet. The phone worked fine, I let it sync and back up (which only took 10 minutes!!) and it worked great playing Pandora and my own library all the way home (~2.5 hour drive). Well, fast forward AGAIN to this morning, I woke up for class and the phone seemed normal. I saw I had text messages from when I was asleep, checked them, and then took a shower (phone was and has never been anywhere near liquids of any sort). So, while about to go to class (which I am missing right now because of this, BTW), I pulled the phone off the charger and put it in my pocket. I thought all was well, until I tried to check the time before I left my apartment. Guess what!!!? IT'S DEAD AGAIN. So, I hooked it up to the power brick. It gave me the Apple logo, and promptly crashed again. I tried hard-resetting it and connecting it to my PB, but it just does the same thing. If I leave it, it times out and shuts off without iTunes ever seeing it. I tried to put it in DFU mode (I think that's what it's called) with the sleep/home button trick. No joy. iTunes STILL doesn't see it. And if I pull it off the USB cable it dies like there's no battery (which there IS, my battery was GREAT! 6+ hours of intermittent internet/phone usage for over a day with 30%+ remaining!). Now, this SOUNDS kinda like the ALoD problem I've been hearing, but for the life of me I can't seem to get iTunes to restore it! EDIT: I JUST got iTunes to pick it up in recovery mode, but when it tries to restore it it spits out a 1604 error and fails. S**T! I would just call Apple and be on tech support, but I HAVE NO OTHER PHONE!! I live alone with my cockatiel, and God knows she can't help. Guess I should have opted for the home phone bundle with Comcast.. Does anyone have any ideas? I'm sorry my first post here is so long, but this is RIDICULOUS! Why would my non-jailbroken previously wonderful phone just commit hari-kari like this? I only had 3 or so pages of apps, most of them free, and have NEVER had a problem like this! Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer, I'm running a 17" PB G4 on 10.4.11 if that helps, I had an original iPhone and upgraded on launch day. I can't believe I stood in line for 9 hours for THIS! EDIT (again): Running 2.0.2 if that makes a difference. Probably not, but it was worth a shot.