Changed battery in 3GS, getting error 29 even with 0435 battery D:
I wiped my 3GS and installed a new battery (the original battery's APN: 616-0431), but as I was trying to install the latest iOS, the phone started rebooting every few minutes.
I took the new battery out and tried a *different* new battery, but I found myself faced with a persistent error 29. I tried:
- Using iRecovery to issue a 'setenv auto-boot true' command
- Holding down the home button while plugging in the USB cable
- Clearing out the hosts file
Finally I found one of iFixit's error 29 threads and assumed that I must have the wrong battery, so I ordered an iFixit battery with APN: 616-0435.
No dice, unfortunately. I can't get this thing to work. Do I need to jailbreak it or something? I've seen several forum threads mentioning redsnow and pwnagetool, but I've never jailbroken a phone and have no idea where to start.
Thanks in advance for any help you guys can offer.
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