iPhone 2G stuck in recovery loop? Can I backup before restore?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mwhudd, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. mwhudd macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2012
    Title of thread says it all, received a phone call from my boss earlier, he has a original iPhone 3G already jail broken on a very outdated software. He never has plugged into iTunes to transfer anything and consequently not made a backup ever. I told him I can get it out of recovery loop and update and re-break but not sure if I can get his contacts back. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I read somewhere that with some iRecovery software I may be able to get into the phone and get some info back. Any truth in this ?
  2. mwhudd thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2012

    Tried iRecovery and it went through all command lines but kept giving error message reboot failed . Have had to restore it but won't go pass the plug into iTunes activate phone screen as don't have sim inserted :/
  3. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030


    Dec 22, 2008
    Seattle, WA USA
  4. mwhudd thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2012
    Restored in iTunes with custom 4.2.1 restore IPSW as apple servers where telling me 7 hours for download. Have lost the unlock on the device but won't let me JB with greenpois0n cannot get the phone in DFU mode . Can get in recovery no probs but DFU = impossible . (BTW not a complete n00b, have been doing this since I had my original 3GS white at launch)

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