This is probably a full brick. He probably uninstall ios50 when he was on 3.4. He update to 4.1 failed and now he has no ios50 to run 3.4
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I agree that its mostly likely a full brick, but it was worth a try.
So. Does this mean this is it and there is no hope?
In all cases, thank you all for your help.