My Iphone 3gs has frozen-help me please ??

Hi there,
I'm new to the site;
And I'm in despair.My Iphone isn't jailbroken or anything like that. So this is how it begins;
I downloaded the alarm clock app on my Iphone 3gs on Tuesday evening, so I could set my alarm for the following morning, it downloaded fine. I woke up the following morning to the phone vibrating twice every 5 seconds or so and the phone was frozen on the passcode screen.
I have tried the home button/sleep button reset to no avail.
I have tried tried connecting it to itunes and doing the restore-i click the restore button but it only ends up updating which then fails due to the 3259 error code?!
I have tried doing this in the recovery mode but it still doesn't work.
I have tried searching endlessley on both google and youtube for hopeful fixes but I am beginning to loose hope?!
I have only had the Iphone two weeks as my cousin's contract expired, so I bought it off her.
If anyone could help me I would be very grateful,
Thankyou.

Either you need to update iTunes on your computer to the current version or you have firewall software that is not allowing iTunes to connect to the activation server.

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