Im new to this forum and sorry to be repeating on what a million other users have asked but i am a week in to my hunt for a solution to my problem.
When 4.2.1 was released for my 3gs i inadvertently updated but required the ultrasn0w carrier unlock so used redsn0w to JB my device via the 06.15BB, i remember it was tethered at the time so made sure i never allowed it to switch off... Until last week... This is where it all went wrong.
I tried to use redsn0w to 'just boot tethered for now' and it didnt work so tried to restore via iTunes (even though i recall seeing that i shouldn't do that with the new baseband) that didnt work, i tried to begin the whole process again via redsn0w by installing ipad baseband, again this didnt work. Since this i have tried a million solutions that i have seen posted on various forums but none are specific to just my problem (they are quite generalised and not very in depth) have tried using
I thought i was pretty comfortable was jailbreaking as have been doing it with my iphones since the 2g but ive come a little unstuck.
currently whatever i try i can only get my phone to go into a bootloop with the apple logo or the itunes restore logo (the one without slide for emergency) and have tried all of the options to take it out of this. and i can obviously get it in DFU mode/pwned DFU mode
The information is going to get a little bit sketchy from here as i have tried so many different things that i cannot remember exactly what point each got me to.
I remember that when attempting a recovery through itunes i did get the progress bar a couple of times but this was days ago (i now cant even get it to this point)
The main issue is that i constantly get the 3194 error through i tunes and have tried adding the code to the host file, removing the host file all together and even tried on 3 different computers. Have tried this with custom FW and original with no joy. It doesnt even get to the progress bar on the phone before itunes kicks up the error.
Could it be that somewhere along the line i have updated it to a differnt FW without realising?
Im not sure if there is any information i can pull from the device for someone with a little more knowledge to see a problem?
Im happy to post a video somewhere if that will help someone to see my problem?
Would appreciate some help, i kept seeing comments about the server address in the host file no longer working since 10/04/2011 but cannot confirm if this is true?