Ok, so this is my first time jailbreaking. Iphone 3gs 3.1.3. I just wanted it for backgrounder and mywi. I used spirit and all went well. I downloaded backgrounder and all was still well. Before i did anything else, i decided i wanted to use umbrella to back up myh shsh files. I needed my ecid so i put my phone into recovery mode (held down home and sleep, once it went black i let go of sleep and continued to hold down home). At this time i was expecting to see the connect to itunes but no such luck... just blackness. I gave it some more time and then pushed the power button. It booted up but got stuck at the apple logo for a good 15 minutes before it finally restarted. What am i doing wrong? how do i get it into recovery mode so i can get the "connect to itunes" screen and connect using "usbview" so i can obtain my ECID. Thanks all you experts out there!