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iPhone 3G restore iOS 4 upgrade

9901 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Jun 21, 2010 9:47 PM by Christopher Knell RSS
Christm Calculating status...
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Jun 21, 2010 5:53 PM
New topic. You can't successfully restore a backup on iPhone 3G after the iOS 4 upgrade. Just takes you into the perpetual restore loop again. Any fixes? I've spend 8 hours getting my iPhone running again, but don't have any of my apps nor contacts that exist in a backup, but I can't restore.
Dell XPS 420 & XPS M1210, Windows 7
  • bluedonkey27 Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Jun 21, 2010 6:24 PM (in response to Christm)
    The 'restore' option seemed to work for my iPhone 3G, after it had failed to update properly.

    I waited until the update had completed before I tried restoring, if that helps.

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    Jun 21, 2010 6:28 PM (in response to Christm)
    The only thing I found that wors is doing a "Clean" restore, then Sync your contacts and such, after that is done, re-sync all of you Apps, photos, ect.
    iOS 4
  • zach276 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 21, 2010 6:29 PM (in response to Christm)
    Mine is doing the same thing when I try to restore.
    Windows 7
  • Iggyman Calculating status...
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    Jun 21, 2010 7:22 PM (in response to Christm)
    I finally got my contacts to sync back to my 3G but NO such luck with my apps. In iTunes under the apps tab, none of my apps are listed and a sync does no good.
    Macbook and iPhone, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • jacksonland Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 21, 2010 7:33 PM (in response to Christm)
    On my new iMac, I did a sync, during which it backed up my iphone 3G, then I let iTunes download and install iOS4. At the end, it said my iPhone could not be restored because the backup does not exist.
    Now I have a 3G with iOS4, but no apps, email settings, movies, songs, etc. Just a wiped and updated iphone. Is there a place where I should be able to find the iPhone backup?
    iMac i7, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Iggyman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 21, 2010 7:47 PM (in response to jacksonland)
    I did a backup before installing iOS4 to my 3G. After things went crazy I went to do a restore in iTunes. I noticed to backups, one was the last 3G backup I did JUST BEFORE upgrading to iOS4. There was another one that looks like maybe the iOS4 did? I selected the one I did.

    I then had to manually restore my contacts from iTunes. Went to the info tab and selected SYNC contacts, iCal and Mail. At the bottom of that tab was ADVANCED, I selected replace information on this phone. THAT GOT ALL OF MY CONTACTS, MAIL and CALENDAR stuff back on my phone.

    I still havent figured out how to get all of my apps back on the phone. But I can go to the app store on my phone and re-install my apps one by one. It sees that I have purchased them before and asked if I would like to upgrade them for free. Better than not getting them back...

    Good luck peeps!
    Macbook and iPhone, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • leejustone Calculating status...
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    Jun 21, 2010 9:19 PM (in response to Christm)
    Hey guys. I'm new here, but i check these threads often for help. I figured out the fix here, so i thought i'd reciprocate:

    While your 3G is connected to iTunes, right click on the iPhone in the left menu. First, select 'Reset Warnings' (not sure if that matters, but it's what i did. Second, right click again and select 'Restore from backup.' It will ask you to pick the most recent one. Select it, and within 30 minutes, you'll have your iPhone back, complete with the new OS!

    Hope that helps!
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • jacksonland Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 21, 2010 9:31 PM (in response to jacksonland)
    Cool. I fixed it by restoring my last iPhone backup from Time Machine. All is fine now.
    G4, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Christopher Knell Calculating status...
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    Jun 21, 2010 9:47 PM (in response to leejustone)
    That only works if you're not caught in the loop. "Eject" is the only option in this case.

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    G5 2.0 FCS (FCS.5) X.MB Ram, Mac OS X (10.4.4)
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