1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 23, 2010 12:54 PM by Allan Sampson
Cardsfan563 Level 1 Level 1

I have a Iphone 3g, I bought it about a year ago and have been very pleased with it until now. I was sitting in the car on my way to a hotel and noticed my iphone restarted, I let it do its thing and saw the apple logo, so I assumed that it was turning back on, so i went back to messing around on my new mabook. About 1 hour later I looked down and it was STILL on the loading screen with the apple logo. I have put it into recovery mode after about 2 hours of failing to restart it and make it work correctly.

Now like many of us, I have ALOT of important things on my phone: Contacts, My music( which i did backup but the computer that it was backed up on broke..), Applications, notes, and just everything in general. I would really like to avoid restoring it but I guess I am going to have to. Although I would just like to know if I can back up my iphone while its in restore mode, before restoring and erasing it..

Thank you in advance,

Iphone 3g, iPhone OS 3.1.2
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10
    Your iTunes library on your computer should be included with your computer's backup along with all other important data - documents, photos, contact info, etc., which should be stored on an external drive or some other external media used for backup purposes only. If your computer's hard drive fails, you''ll have a backup to restore your most important data from, or it can be restored from the backup with a new computer.

    There is no way to back up your iPhone while in recovery or DFU mode.