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sn4p2k Level 4 Level 4
ive been scared to update my device to the new os because I dont want to brick my phone

macbook pro 17 inch - iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
Reply by Tamara on Aug 25, 2010 12:43 PM Helpful
If you haven't hacked or jailbroken your phone, you should have nothing to worry about.
Reply by Kwopau on Aug 25, 2010 12:50 PM Helpful
mine came pre-loaded with 4.0 and I upgraded to 4.02 with no problem.

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  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6
    If you haven't hacked or jailbroken your phone, you should have nothing to worry about.
  • sn4p2k Level 4 Level 4
    I havent but i know someone else who hasnt either and there phone bricked only showing a apple logo when updating
  • Kwopau Level 4 Level 4
    mine came pre-loaded with 4.0 and I upgraded to 4.02 with no problem.
  • dcdd1 Level 1 Level 1
    YES iam too because im on my 3rd new iphone4 and i updated on first one and then 2days later the proxmity sensor put my phone on mute when i held to my ear got new phone didnt update and fine for week and half ...thought ok i'll update and then again people couldnt hear me wasnt proxmity sensor this time but software got new phone again and now had two weeks just dont want to update till they bring in another update ..can anyone tell me when that is meant to be new update ?for iphone 4
  • Mark Shykula Level 1 Level 1
    No not scared, and have updated. No problems for me.
  • rbrylawski Level 6 Level 6
    Mark Shykula wrote:
    No not scared, and have updated. No problems for me.

    I've never had a bricked phone from an update. So, I'm never scared either. And I'm either just lucky, or people who brick their phones are just plain doing something wrong (not intentionally of course). But everytime an update comes out, there are "the sky has fallen" reports, but no one I know has ever had an issue themselves.......go figure
  • LolitaJayne Level 1 Level 1
    Hi there, I was concerned at first as I hopped onto this forum and saw all the problems people had with the update. But I read alot of the threads which mentioned having a reliable Internet connection so the download won't be interrupted or download corrupt, if u are using a computer that has anti-virus and firewall u may have to turn them off before downloading as it may block the update. Some users have suggested that u must be using the iPhone USB cable as a generic one can corrupt the phone updating and also make sure the USB is plugged into the computer itself and not a USB hub. Make sure u back up your phone before you update.

    I had no issues updating. Took 15 mins to download and less than 10mins to install. After updating to 4.0.2 I have even seem my battery life perform marginally better and couldn't be happier.

    I hope these ideas help u in deciding. If ur near an apple store I know that they are happy to update your phone for you. Well here in Australia they do 

    Message was edited by: LolitaJayne
  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6
    I've done every update so far with no issues as has everyone else I know.
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10
    No problem with this, or any other, update on either of our iphones.
  • meralmu Level 1 Level 1
    Hi guys
    I do have a brick now...
    I just received it, opened it and it was working, for 10 minutes until i saw some update and i decided to install it.
    Well, I am not sure if it was my virus or my connection but now I am desperate..
    it is 1.16 am and I have been fighting with my iphone and itunes since 7 pm..
    so yes more than 6 hours..
    so many years waitting to have an iphone and now i want to crash it against my wall..
    i have the famous 1604 erros
    tried reinstalled itunes, and download the file again..
    any help???
  • pogster Level 4 Level 4
    Hi meralmu,

    To get a faster response to your needs please start your own topic rather than piggy backing on someone else's. You'll get noticed sooner.
  • chanel5maier Level 1 Level 1

    Don't do it until they figure this out!

  • chanel5maier Level 1 Level 1

    My iPhone is a brick after updating. I feel like Charlie Brown on Halloween - "I got a rock".

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 Level 8

    Not sure what it is you are hoping to accomplish by commenting on a 2.5 year old thread and trying to scare people out of updating? You seem to have the assumption that others' phones will turn into bricks simply because you think yours did.

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