brother's iphone 3g. won't backup correctly, update or sync

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  1. einmusiker macrumors 68030

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    hi,

    my brother's iphone 3g is at 3.1.3. he uses a PC to sync with iTunes. He wants to jailbreak so right now we are trying to jb with jailbreakme.

    Problem:
    iPhone is not letting him backup correctly. It takes 2 hours to backup and sync and when it's done it doesn't seem to have worked. wifi is NOT current;y working and he has tried restoring and even tried updating to 4.1 with no results.

    My suggestion is to either try restoring from dfu or to maybe try syncing with my mac.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Have him restore and setup as new. Tell him not to restore from his backup cause it might be faulty.
    Also I dont think the wifi issue is software related, his wireless chip might have crapped out.
     
  3. einmusiker thread starter macrumors 68030

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    can and should we restore it back to 3.1.3? I got the phone jailbroken now but the wifi problem persists and I think it's been a while since it's been restored
     
  4. einmusiker thread starter macrumors 68030

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    when we try to restore we are getting an error while trying to contact apple's servers? try dfu mode?
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, you can always restore an iphone 3G to 3.1.3
    anything past that needs shsh's.
     
  6. einmusiker thread starter macrumors 68030

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    if we restore from dfu can we keep 3.1.3?
     
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    for iPhone 3G you can keep 3.1.3 but i'd recommend using redsn0w or Spirit for the iPhone 3G
     
  8. einmusiker thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm pretty sure the phone needs to be restored from recovery or dfu. it's not restoring the standard way.
     
  9. einmusiker thread starter macrumors 68030

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    we are currently in dfu mode, itunes recognizes phone but when we try to restore we get this error:

    the iphone update server could not be contacted
    make sure your network settings are correct and your network connection is active or try again later.

    it's been saying this for a while
     
  10. einmusiker thread starter macrumors 68030

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    tried again and it said:

    the iphone software update server cannot be contacted

    wtf?
     
  11. Myzhi macrumors 6502a

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    I am going to assume that computer has internet access. Check your host file and make sure it's not redirecting to Cydia. If thats not the problem, try disabling security measures. Or, try another computer.
     
  12. einmusiker thread starter macrumors 68030

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    restoring to 4.2.1 on my computer, but he needs to figure out why his itunes isn't working because he needs his apps and stuff
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    He can sync that stuff back on his computer after its restored.
     

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