iPhone 3GS majorly stuck

stayunspoiled

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 15, 2011
3
0
Okay I know I'm new but I'm seriously stuck with my iPhone 3GS.

It was on 4.3.5 and had been jail broken by redsn0w followin the directions from iclarified.

The jailbreak worked. I updated cydia. No problem. Installed sbsetting and when the phone rebooted it was stuck on the apple screen. I have tried to restore via iTunes after editing the hosts file and I'm still getting the 3194 error. There is no back up of blobs or phone details. It is a newer 3GS (50)

I have tried restoring with iTunes to the current 5.0.1 I get 3194.
I have tried restoring to 4.3.5 and to 4.2.1 after modifying the hosts file and still nothing.

I have no idea where to go with this. I don't even care about the JB now i just want the phone to restore even to official firmware

Please help me :confused:
 

jimmythehill

macrumors member
May 31, 2010
57
0
Use redsnow again to try n re-jailbreak it...
I think 4.3.5 a tethered jailbreak? I'm sure it is...
This means that when the phone reboots it'll freeze on the apple signature.
You will need to select "boot from tethered" instead of "jailbreak" in redsnow program whenever your phone is rebooted or switched off/on...
 

slow 3.0

macrumors newbie
Nov 7, 2011
7
0
This is what I did, last week:

Update!!! I done did it! lol
Here is how I did it. Keep in mind, I tried everything google had to offer. I didnt care about preserving basebands etc, just wanted a fresh iPhine 3gs. After not even having seen a logo on the screen for over 3 days, this is how I got her back.
-Found a computer the phone had never been in
-Updated iTunes on that computer
-plugged in iPhone (was already recognized in DFU mode. Selected, "restore".

That is what did it. I know this may sound simple and I tried this 100 times, the trick for me was using a computer that had never seen the phone and using the latest iTunes.
 

ajaxmonkey

macrumors member
Nov 13, 2011
77
17
I think this is my problem. I will have to go to my friends house and do this if I can not get mine working.
 

stayunspoiled

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 15, 2011
3
0
Use redsnow again to try n re-jailbreak it...
I think 4.3.5 a tethered jailbreak? I'm sure it is...
This means that when the phone reboots it'll freeze on the apple signature.
You will need to select "boot from tethered" instead of "jailbreak" in redsnow program whenever your phone is rebooted or switched off/on...
Did that. Goes back to the restore screen. The one with the iTunes logo and cable...
 

stayunspoiled

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 15, 2011
3
0
This is what I did, last week:

Update!!! I done did it! lol
Here is how I did it. Keep in mind, I tried everything google had to offer. I didnt care about preserving basebands etc, just wanted a fresh iPhine 3gs. After not even having seen a logo on the screen for over 3 days, this is how I got her back.
-Found a computer the phone had never been in
-Updated iTunes on that computer
-plugged in iPhone (was already recognized in DFU mode. Selected, "restore".

That is what did it. I know this may sound simple and I tried this 100 times, the trick for me was using a computer that had never seen the phone and using the latest iTunes.
Ok got half way now, your method is sort of working. It starts to restore but hangs at about 50%...

For the record I am now trying to restore the phone to stock 5.0.1 firmware
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.