7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 18, 2008 2:03 PM by London...
NOOCHgirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
ohkay, so as a lot of you, i have been updated my gen 1 iphone to v2.0. SO, just a quick question. it has been in the "preparing iphone for restore" for about, oh, an hour and a half-ish. what exactly does that mean? what is the phone doing as it is being prepared for restore?

fuuurthermore, i have an 8GB iphone with only about 1.22GB free... so is it normal that it is taking so long? i shouldnt unplug and replug, right???

let me know

17" MBP, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • rtln Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
    It means it is about to make you go back to the store and buy another one!

    Just kidding. The 2.0 update is VERY, VERY, VERY slow. That still seems a little long but I lost track of time yesterday running the update. It took me about 7 or 8 hours to get things worked out and only really got a good sync at about 3am this morning. I'll blame the servers on that one.

    If it has a button for "stop" I would use that and try again.

    By the way I have 612MB free space on my iPhone if that makes a difference.
  • NOOCHgirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ugh why is this so annoying, seriously, you would think that apple would make this a little easier. i remember when i updated to 1.1.4 and it took a long long time, but nothing like this.
  • dcchaos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm in a restore loop - constant failure to restore and continual need to reinstall and update. i assume its an Apple bug that they have yet to post a response to.
  • Bigo13 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    mine has been in restore mode since 2am last night and still nothing but the box saying "preparing iphone for restore" with the green loading boxes flying across....should i just keep waiting???
  • NOOCHgirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
  • jcleggs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I got the same thing basically... 3g iphone, updated to software version 2.0.1 It returned an unknown error (6) and dropped my iPhone from iTunes. I got the "plug into iTunes" message on the phone and I started restore. Upon restore it hung up on "preparing iPhone for restore" for an hour, no movement of the progress bar, I disconnected it and plugged it in again, This happened 2 more times after a computer and iPhone reboot.

    I read that it doesn't work well on usb 1.1, so I switched to a usb 2.0 port and it appears to be working, restore is almost complete. So, really, check your usb, make sure there is no hub connected and plug DIRECTLY into a usb 2.0 port... hopefully that helps!

    If I have the option not to restore to 2.0.1 I will likely take that option... I've spent hours on this now and my intention for syncing was to update a playlist... Although I couldn't play music through my RAZR, I never spent hours (and lost the use of my phone on a Friday night) trying to make it work again... good luck to you.
  • London... Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I also have been recieving an unknown error (6) for a while and it dosent get stuck just says it can't restore can anyone HELP?