Hi , i really need someone's help - got myself into such a mess !! Basically my friend has a 2G iphone which he bought from New York in Nov 2007. The firmware version was 1.1.1. I remember jailbreaking it with jailbreakme.com and unlocking it with AnySim 1.1 Recently he asked me if I could upgrade it to the new 2.1 firmware. Ok, i was a bit rusty, hadn't hacked an iPhone for aages but i gave it a go. First i wanted to Re-Lock the AnySim lock , but i read somewhere that this was unecessary. So OK, i put his iPhone into DFU and restored + updated with iTunes to 2.1. Everything seemed to be going great, the restore was sucessful, and his fone returned to the Slide For Emergency screen. Then i created the custom 2.1 firmware with Pwnage software, and tried to restore using iTunes ( alt + restore ) But everytime I do this i get the following error: "The iPhone "iPhone" could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (6)" Infact everytime I ( alt + restore ) to any other firmware version I get the same error (sometimes with a different number) I have tried different cables, all USB ports, tried on VMWare running XP, even tried on a Vista PC, but keep getting the same error !! Someone please help , my friend is moving away on Sunday , and needs his phone before then !! Thank You !!