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  • JayPeeEss Level 1 Level 1
    Mine spent over an hour on about 5% install progress, shot-up to about 45% and stayed there for another 30mins and then all of a sudden went to 100% and is now completing a reboot into the OS.

    For all those waiting, hang-in there, it does seem to be slow but works.

    BTW: 3G 16gb about 80% full so quite a lot to backup i guess.

  • Chris Mercer Level 1 Level 1
    Mine took nearly 2 hours. It was at "contacting the activation server" for a few seconds and is now on "preparing iPhone for restore".

    As I've typed this, it displayed the "plug into iTunes" graphic briefly and now has a progress bar.

    So I think it IS just VERY SLOW but will work eventually.
  • ni2mi2 Level 1 Level 1
    My update was stuck at "Backing Up" for an hour or so. My colleague updated his 3G with the new OS (after a 3 hour process) and demonstrated a totally unresponsive iPhone. We have passcode protection for our corporate emails and he punched in his passcode and it took the iPhone 3 minutes before it responded!

    So I canceled my update and would wait for a fix (or my new iPhone 4 coming this week)!! I wonder if the 3G iPhone's processor is able to handle the new OS

  • ryandav69 Level 1 Level 1
    2 Hours, no movement, iPhone 3G only 3gig used out of an 8gig, possible problem with the phone?
  • Chris Mercer Level 1 Level 1
    No, give it time
  • willfreddie Level 1 Level 1
    same here - just hang in there
  • pattwenty2 Level 1 Level 1
    I had a similar problem. I sat at my desk working on my desktop while my laptop was running my iTunes. and it too 1.5 hours to go a MM. so I synced my phone again, this time taking off all video, music, everything, and started again. The entire backup process took less than 30 seconds that time, and it is finalizing now, approx 20 minutes into the process.

    I'd try that. Delete all, then install, and put it all back on.
  • RWU Level 1 Level 1
    It almost 2 hours from start to finnish for my upgrade from 3.1.3 to iOS 4. After mine was done it Auto-Locks after 1 minute and it cannot be changed. I cannot turn off the Passcode as it is greyed out as well
  • malibucreek Level 1 Level 1
    Mine has been backing up for two hours now, with no movement on the progress bar. (Of course, I'd just backed up and synched the phone before downloading the iOS 4.0 software.)

    Why, oh why, did I forget the rule "Never upgrade Apple software on this first day that the upgrade is available"?
  • Jakob, Denmark Level 1 Level 1
    I used the same solution - worked like a charm. At iOs 4 now Thanks.
  • StuartOnline Level 1 Level 1
    It is nearly 3 hours now and it is still in backup mode.
    The bar has not even moved during this time frame.
    This is an iPhone 3G 16BG but less then 1GB is being used.
  • willfreddie Level 1 Level 1
    it take a while but works
  • NeilB1 Level 1 Level 1
    Now at 1 hour and still almost no where on process bar for "Backing up iPhone". Glad to hear some folks are reporting this step eventually gets one. So I will wait and see.

    iPhone 3G with 16gig and 95% full; syncing to PC with Win 7 and with iTunes 9.2
  • booshot Level 1 Level 1
    If this was a Microsoft glitch, we'd be hearing a lot of 'MS Suxs!' comments. But with Apple, everyone's saying 'just wait'.

    2-3 hours for a 2-3 gig backup! in 2010! are you kidding me. I like apple products just like everyone (that's why i'm here)... but com'on. I expect better.

    CPU is at 50% (on dual core), hardly any R/W to disk. Slight net traffic. What is it doing ... re-encoding my music/videos???

    The guy who wrote the backup code, along with his manager should be fired!

    Message was edited by: booshot
  • scsutke92 Level 1 Level 1
    I am going to try and uncheck everything, then sync again and then try and update. If this does not work, I will have to do it when i get home tonight and let it run overnight.
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