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I bought a used iphone 2g on ebay and the previous users contents were still on it. So I used the "erase all contents" option in settings on the phone. It erased everything, including all the apps! Now I don't know how to get back (or restore) on the iphone what I need to make calls, wifi, etc. I am using T-mobile and the phone has been unlocked using redsn0w. I have tried downloading an custom ipsw file and manually restoring it, but it gives me an error saying it cannot be restored, and then locks the phone again. Can anyone help?

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  • sweetones199 Jul 17, 2009

    Thanks for your assistance. I could not find your email to email you. I have tried this several times, and itunes never recognizes the phone after it is in dfu mode. I am using itunes 8.2. Any ideas?

  • sweetones199 Jul 17, 2009

    Thanks for your assistance. I could not find your email to email you. I have tried this several times, and itunes never recognizes the phone after it is in dfu mode. I am using itunes 8.2. Any ideas?

  • sweetones199 Jul 17, 2009

    Thanks for your assistance. I could not find your email to email you. I have tried this several times, and itunes never recognizes the phone after it is in dfu mode. I am using itunes 8.2. Any ideas?

  • sweetones199 Jul 17, 2009

    Now the phone will not even turn on. When this happened yesterday, I had to use redsn0w to unlock/jailbreak it for it to work again. But then when I did that, there was nothing on the phone. Any ideas?

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Make sure you are running iTunes 8.2. Download the 3.0 ipsw (iphone1,1_3.0_7A341_restore). Connect the phone to iTunes and wait for it to detect. Put the phone into DFU mode (hold the power and home buttons for about 10 seconds, until the phone turns off. After the phone turns off, continue holding the power and home buttons for 5 seconds. After 5 seconds, release the power button but continue to hold the home button.) It should take about 10-15 seconds and iTunes will detect the iphone in DFU recovery mode. If the apple logo appears on the iphone or if the screen lights up at all, repeat the process. There should be nothing on the iPhone at all, like its turned off. Once the iPhone is connected to iTunes and is in DFU mode, hold SHIFT on your PC and click restore (Windows). Select the ipsw file you downloaded for restore. Once the iPhone finishes restoring and updating to the 3.0 firmware, jailbreak using redsn0w. After jailbreak, use ultrasn0w through Cydia to unlock. There are plenty of instruction sites for getting and using redsn0w if you don't have it already. I like iclarified.com, but you can probably choose from many.

Hope this is helpful, please don't forget to rate. If you have any other questions, or need any more help with this, send me an email.

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