Hello, I have an iPhone 2g(1st gen) that has been working without issue for the past few months. However, I recently decided to restore it using iTunes because I wanted a fresh start, as there was a lot of extra apps and music I didn't want. This is when everything went haywire. The iPhone restored normally, and the Mac (running Snow Leopard) recognized it, but the iPhone does not enter the usual screen. Instead, the iPhone is stuck on the "Connect iPhone to iTunes USB screen" with the "Slide for emergency" graphic flashing in multiple languages. I don't know what to make of it, but here's what I've tried: Restoring from DFU mode, downgrading the iPhone restore version, (via downloading an older firmware version from separate websites) doing a hard reset, and restoring again. Nothing worked! I have the latest version of iTunes installed, and I've tested the iPhone with different cables on different computers. Regardless, nothing works, despite my best efforts. The iPhone does have an AT&T SIM card, although it's never been used, because I just use the iPhone for apps and as an iPod. Interestingly enough, I can manually sync music and videos to the iPhone without issue, although it remains stuck on the emergency call screen. But if I try to backup or sync apps, the operation fails, either because "The backup session failed," or because "the apps on the iPhone could not be determined." I haven't jailbreaked the iPhone, so I don't think that has anything to do with it, and since iTunes does recognize it, and I am able to manually sync music, I don't think the hardware is fried. Does anyone have any ideas about what I could do? I'm completely stumped!