4248 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 7, 2009 12:10 PM by iceblu81
In addition to my camera roll problem, I discovered that the video camera wasn't working properly either. I posted a separate thread about that problem, and someone offered a solution that worked. Here's what I did:
1) in iTunes, choose to "Restore" your iPhone
2) when prompted, set it up as a NEW iPhone; do NOT restore from a backup. Also, uncheck any options that prompt you to sync information from your PC/Mac if you are presented with them.
3) check that your camera is working as desired (mine was at this point).
4) Sync through iTunes, and enjoy your iPhone!
Obviously, you should make sure that your contacts, mail, etc. are on your PC/Mac so that you can sync them after restoring your phone. Best of luck.
Yes, you'll lose all data on your phone, including SMS conversations and Camera Roll photos. What I did was to make a backup of my phone (through iTunes) before starting my restore. I then used software called "iPhone Backup Extractor", which allows you to browse through your backup; I used that software to save all of my camera roll photos into iPhoto. I don't know if you can salvage your SMS history this way though. Best of luck
My iPhone 3G started this behavior recently too. A quick Goggle search shows discussions of this problem dating back to 2007 and OS version 1.1.1. Why have we been left on our own to cook up homebrew fixes that involve data loss for two years? If the OS wasn't being maintained or further developed, I might understand. But there have been two major releases and countless minor releases since then. In all that time, this problem doesn't make the cut? *I'm very disappointed.*
I recently, last week, noticed this very thing AND ... that all photos saved are of .png ext., not .jpeg.
Resetting etc, have not paid off for me to date.
Simply grinning (stupidly of course) and bearin' it.
Apple .. please get that fix in .. its extremely time consuming to transfer and reformat the extension and process.