I would like to apologize first if i am repeating what might have been asked in the previous posts, but i couldn't find the exact issue detailed anywhere. Add to that the fact that I am novice when it comes to technical knowledge of the iphone related applications and software, i thought my best way of getting a straight answer would be here. I have an iphone 3gs with 3.1.2 firmware, and i have previously jailbroken it using Blackra1n (tethered jailbreak, so i am guessing that mine is a new bootrom). a couple of days ago, my iphone suddenly turned off automatically, i don't think it was becoz the battery died. however, as always, I connected it to my computer and ran blackra1n again. Only this time, the picture of geohot stayed on the screen for a lot longer than usual (quite a while 2mins or more) then it flashed white, went black, showed the apple logo and went back into recovery mode (with the image of iTunes and the USB cable). I tried blackra1n a few times with no success. I haven't upgraded to 3.1.3 through itunes, however, i am pretty sure that if i tried to do a restore, i would end up upgrading to 3.1.3 with no jailbreak. I have cydia on my iphone, and i have used it a couple of times. i never pushed the 'make my life easy' button though. so my question here is,what are my options? i haven't upgraded or restored , but i am stuck at the usb logo. any hope for me? I really want to be able to save the photos/videos I've taken while on holiday. Is there anyway to access the files in the iPhone while in recovery mode? Or even better, create a backup? Please help I've tried everything!