amazing and awful discovery on iPhone 3G
I have tried doing a full "erase" on a jailbroken iphone 3g. Tried this on two phones. THIS KILLS THE PHONE. LOCKS IT IN NO CHARGE MODE. CAN'T FIND A WAY OUT. ANYONE having this problem too??
This shouldn't be normal, My iPhone 3G (Which is just a gizmo that I have laying around, since I don't have AT&T, and am a die-hard Android user) is beyond jailbroken. It also has a custom bootrom, which allows dualbooting iDroid (iPhone Android/Linux Kernal) I've restored this iPhone many times, and it still works. If you want, you can put it into DFU mode, and restore 4.1 (Or 4.2 if it's out when you read this) and jailbreak with redsn0w (0.9.6b for 4.1, a 4.2-compatible version probably isn't available yet) this should fix your problem, If your still having problems, let me know.
*Note* if you install 4.1, it will update your baseband to the newest one (5.14.02?) if it isn't already. So if you use an unlock, then you'll have to wait for a new version of Ultrasn0w to be released for the 5.14 baseband.
I've noticed this as well, if you jailbreak it and then erase it, it screws up. If its protected by applecare, take it back and they'll replace it.
(My circumstances were remote wipe via mobile me on a jailbroken 3Gs and it bricked)
Can't get to DFU - phone is stuck!