Hi guys, I have spent the last 10 hours trying to sort out my mothers iphone after I accidentally lost all her pics, contacts and calendar dates since over a year ago I am normally computer savvy (and actually have a BSc in Computing) but do not have much knowledge of 'i' things. Anyway as my mum hadn't had any music or anything added since a mate of mine set her up at mine a year ago I thought I should give her some new stuff she'd like and got as far as thinking when it said syncing with "backing up" below that it was backed up and then updating to the latest firmware which hosed the whole thing . So I decided to jailbreak it and ssh in to create an image I could then use data forensics on to perhaps get some of the photos on it. This has been a bit demoralising because every method I have tried has failed. The 3G Iphone is on 4.2.1 (8C148) So far I have tried Greenpois0n which seems to not be fit for 3G I then tried Snowbreeze where I downloaded the correct version for my mothers IPhone (sn0wbreeze-2.2.1) and the correct IPSW for it (iPhone1,2_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.ipsw) from reputable sources but after creating both a simple and expert configured IPSWs neither would be allowed to be flashed onto my others phone with the aid of the snowbreeze 2.2.1 inbuilt recovery mode 'thingy' or iREB dmu 'thingy'. On all occasions of attempted flashing I was presented with error 14... I changed usb slots/cables/computers and restarted. its is now 6:30 in the morn and I have had to bite the bullet and come ask you wise people if you might give me some advice! I would sign up at the snowbreeze forums if it weren't for the fact they ask for capatcha verification of invisible strings on registration at the minute Any advice you guys could give would be really appreciated!