I have an 8gig iphone 2g. i been all over different forums i found in google which also lead me to this one to sign up to get help. i tried using redsnow, yellowsnow, anything. nothing works. i even had a computer programer friend of mine attempt to unbrick it. the phone originally came with a sim card but my gf accidently threw it away. so a few people say its real easy to unlock and jailbreak the 2g, well not in my case. is there anything im doing wrong? i have windows vista, i follow the instructions to the T and all i get after all that hard work is the connect to itunes screen. i bought the phone originally from a guy in palm springs that came already unlocked and jailbroke with cydia and winterboard on 3.0 FW. worked great but i was getting missing calls so i wanted to redo the FW and start over from scratch using the 3.0 again. I figured it would be easy because my old blackberry pearl was unlocked and i could delete it and start over and it would keep its unlocked capability, not so with iphone i guess. so to the people who say this is an easy thing to do especially on the 2g, what am i not getting? i can take critisism i dont care as long as i hopefully get some help. sadly im in iowa visiting family for the entire winter and the closest apple store or any business that can fix this is over an hour away and i cant make the trip. p.s. i also bought an original sim on ebay, bad idea as the card itself says 3g, i didnt know atleast that it matters what version of the iphone its meant for? thanx to anyone to can help.