Hey! Here's my story: I've waited and waited and then waited some more for my AT&T locked iPhone 4 to be shipped to me here in Sweden. Once it finally come, I was disappointed to find that there weren't any software based activation programs available to the public whatsoever. So I ordered a universal SIM unlocky thingy and, well... that'll take up to 14 days to get here. Instead of waiting that long while paying my carrier for nothing, I just gave up and got ripped off by a local 'unlock all iPhones' vendor. Coming out of the rip off, I was quite happy, because it was activated! Things were going great! Then I noticed ultrasn0w didn't work. I scratched my head and downloaded all the little fixes that are strewn across all these repos, like: facetime fix, MMS fix, this fix that fix - red fix, blue fix. Nothing helped. To make sure it wasn't just the sim card being broken after my own custom cut job to convert to microSIM, I tried out another sim that was micro - that didn't work either. So I went out on a limb and thought I'd reset all the data and go from scratch. So I did. Now it sticks on the apple load screen. Something odd though (and this happened normally too), in the final stages of loading while the apple logo was still up, strange artifacts showed up along the time of the screen where the local time and carrier name would usually appear. It always went back to normal, once the system had booted up, but it was always odd. Now iTunes doesn't 'authorize' and sort of custom firmware recoveries, even if they're official. I've downloaded so many copies and copies of copies of official firmware, my HD is in need of a cleaning now. The question remains now: What in the hell do I have to do to make this friggin' expensive brick make calls and boot up again? I need something like redsn0w for iPhone 4 that does iOS4 and does a custom restore. Of course everyone is getting set for the release of 4.1 and all, so there's probably not a solution for me until that stuff comes along. Please help me. I'm so tired of all this. Almost wish I would have just stuck with my HTC Desire from before. Don't get me wrong, I love the iPhone hacker community and all the stuff available for it, but it seems like Apple has me checkmated. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.