my iphone 3g 16GB is dead after i did the software update to 4.0.1 via itunes on my mac book. i am constantly getting the "error 9" message. tried several solutions posted ("recboot" e.g.) - no one did work so far.
Error 9: This error occurs when the device unexpectedly drops off of the USB bus and communication stops. This can occur if the device is manually disconnected during the restore process. This issue can be resolved by performing USB isolation troubleshooting, using a different USB dock connector cable, trying another USB port, restoring on another computer, or by eliminating conflicts from third-party security software.