I'm having no luck trying to restore a 3GS. When the contract with AT&T terminated, my son unlocked and jailbroke the thing because he was headed to Australia for a year. Worked great in Australia, then he came home. Trying to figure out how to get it back onto AT&T, he performed a restore, only to find it impossible to activate. It cannot be activated under either Wi-Fi or iTunes. After many trials and liberal exercise of vocabulary, he bought a new iPhone. He owes me money, so I told him I'd try to get the thing working and give it to my wife for use with Consumer Cellular. No luck with either Wi-Fi or a newly loaded iTunes, even after another restoration. Next, I tried Redsn0w with the 6.0 ipsw, but just got an "exploit failed" error. With the 5.1.1 ipsw, it gets farther, to the point where the jailbreak is turned over to the iPhone, then errors out. This is true with or without the expired sim card. Furthering my fumbling, I tried to perform a restore with Redsn0w, but there wasn't any blobs. I tried to fetch blobs with Redsn0w, but it couldn't find any. Apparently, my son didn't save any when he did his jailbreak. I don't really care if it's jailbroken or not, as my wife is challenged enough just using it as a cell phone. As I understand it, Consumer Cellular works with phones that were previously connected to AT&T, or if the phone is unlocked. A post suggested using Snowbreeze, but it seemed apparent that it was just a scam redirect to a proprietary unlock/jailbreak for fee. Does anybody have a suggestion on how I might restore operability as a cell phone to this 3GS, with or without unlock/jailbreak? Thanks!