i bought a jailbroken (with cydia) & unlocked (with ultrasn0w) iphone 3G from america...
it had an ipad baseband & cydia 06.15.00 (the latest one). its the only phone i have & im waiting for calls from centrelink & 500 doctors & shit for lots of paperwork / upcoming surgeries (i dont have a home phone & homelessness is impending due to money drama!)
BUT i accidentally factory reset it on the phone ('erase all contents & settings'), which bricked the phone (all i wanted to do was delete all my texts & pictures to make space). i cant restore it via itunes, it just gets stuck in a recovery loop. so i used tinyumbrella software to get it out of the recovery loop; then spent 10 hours trying to sort out the redsn0w jailbreak program to install the iphones firmware again & cydia.....i dont know how i did it, but it eventually turned on to the mainscreen.
cydia was installed BUT the phone was still locked, so i cant get online to download the unlocking ultrasn0w software through the cydia app (the wifi on the phone is broken). so i tried using ultrapusher, to manually put the unlocking program onto the iphone from my computer, so i can actually have a phone again...but the new firmware (iOS 4.1.2) didnt work with this older version of ultrapusher (which only supports iOS 3.1.2). there arent any new versions of ultrapusher. the phone then bricked again.
i was back where i started, so i figured i'd just do the redsn0w thing to jailbreak it again.... but ive been trying for a long time, various methods, & none of them work so the phone is stuck with either the apple logo or the itunes logo & won't turn on. i've tried loading up on redsn0w with apple's firmware, with custom firmware, with recovery fixes, with tinyumbrella's fixes....nothing!
would anyone know how to restore the iphone's firmware? i dont even care about the unlocking or jailbreaking anymore, i just need a working phone that can turn on, coz at least i can sell it back to someone in america & not have lost out on $700
could you give me a tutorial, that begins with a totally bricked phone with no firmware on it - & step by step instructions on how to get the phone into recovery mode, then how to use redsn0w (every tutorial seems to have a different method, involving installing ipad basebands & other things in different sequences, custom ispw's & such). i just need step by step instructions, including all the button-holding sequences, straight from the start, so i can just get this phone to turn on !!