6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2009 7:41 AM by Keisatsu
seven10 Level 1 (0 points)
This is getting really annoying but every 2 or 3 days my phone is saying it needs to be fully restored. On top of all of that, when I try to sync and restore using my main Vista 64 based system the restore fails. It only works after syncing and restoring the phone to my MacBook.

Is this phone just defective or are their bigger problems happening when using it with Vista 64?

iPhone 3GS, iPhone OS 3.0
  • ShadyMac Level 4 (1,250 points)
    What do you mean it is "telling you" it needs to be restored???

    What is the error you get when trying to connect to the PC instead of the MAC?
  • seven10 Level 1 (0 points)
    Never mind, it seems to be happening on my MacBook now since I just had to restore the phone again. The message I get after restoring in iTunes is just "We're sorry, the iPhone you have connected may be damaged and cannot be activated for service."

    Sounds to me like I can't get around this and that they phone may really be dead...
  • ShadyMac Level 4 (1,250 points)
    Before you write it off...try putting the phone into recovery mode then try a restore...

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1808
  • seven10 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ok, that worked in recovering the phone, but I am still having to restore the phone around once a day. Could an app be responsible for putting the phone into recovery mode? The reason I say that, is that I am almost always running Beejive when the phone tells me it needs to be restored.
  • Lawrence Finch Level 8 (35,018 points)
    seven10 wrote:
    Ok, that worked in recovering the phone, but I am still having to restore the phone around once a day. Could an app be responsible for putting the phone into recovery mode? The reason I say that, is that I am almost always running Beejive when the phone tells me it needs to be restored.

    Restore again and set up as a new phone (don't reload the backup), then test for a few days without reinstalling beejive.
  • Keisatsu Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same problem too with my new iPhone 3GS

    every day or so I keep getting the error RESTORE NEEDED

    sigh.