friends, my 4s 5.0.1 absinthe jailbroken phone became stuck in a reboot loop during an install of pdanet from cydia. It uninstalled mywi automatically and during the install i noticed a few red lines of code that indicated some sort of error during install. Suddenly my screen went black and it's been rebooting with the apple logo, then the swirley, then back to logo and so on for four days.
I've come to realize that Tiny Umbrella and redsn0w will not work with the 4S. (am i wrong?) If i fight with the phone I CAN put it in DFU mode and itunes will recognize a phone in restore mode. I've tried restoring to the 5.0.1 9a405 restore ipsw but itunes eventually gives an error. I now understand that apple doesn't sign it anymore. By the way, I'm running itunes 10.6.3.25 if that helps.
I've also taken a C clamp and clamped the volume up button and let it set this way for hours on end. It is sitting here on my desk with the c clamp intact and has been stuck now for hours on the swirley which comes after the apple logo.
Can anyone offer me any suggestions here? I'm trying to avoid restoring to the current ios6 and losing my jailbreak and all of the programs I've purchased and rely on. (quite a few)
Thanks so much for your time and help.