I have an iPhone 3GS which i've sold & was supposed to hand over tomorrow.
It's running iOS 5.0.1 & the buyer didn't really want iOS6 on it. The phone is jailbroken (although Cydia for some reason wont load up).
I've gone into Settings>General etc to erase all content & nothing happens - i just get a continuous rotating circle for as long as i care to leave it (hours even).
I try & update & restore+update through iTunes, both in normal & DFU mode & all i get is an error 3194 message.
I edit the hosts file as many guides tell you to - this doesn't work either.
So i can't erase the phone & i can't restore the phone. Why? & how do i get around this?
Is there's a 3rd party program that will erase the content?
EDIT: The Cydia app "noupdate" was installed i found. I've removed that to see if it'll make a difference.
Any ideas in the meantime?