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I had this same problem but it was easy to fix when I found the software.
For iPhone 4: http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-0330.20110311.Cswe3/iPhone3,14.3_8F190Restore.ipsw
For iPhone 3GS: http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-0328.20110311.Lkhy6/iPhone2,14.3_8F190Restore.ipsw
Once downloaded, open iTunes, click on your Phone, then hold down the Option key and click Restore. Choose the file you downloaded above and you're good to go. Good luck!
PS: It would be really nice to have a direct link in the iOS Dev Center for the various firmware. Am I just missing it somewhere?
They have something like "iOS SDK 4.3 GM Seed Now Available", but there is no firmware links. I guess they messed up.
It would be nice to be noticed by Apple for things like this. I spent almost 4 hours looking around, trying to downgrade, upgrade, looking for different iOS beta versions online, etc... What a waste of time!
As far as I can tell, for an iphone4 you can download the ipsw file from one of these sites:
I am downloading now and will let you know if success or otherwise...
Tried all the solutions included in the discussion. Nothing worked.
Just got off the phone with Apple. Asked why all these people are having the same exact problem??
All I got for an answer for SILENCE. no comment... great help Apple. Seriously??
So now they want me to go in the Apple store (1 hour away) to have their guys run a diagnostic on it.
Go figure. In case they replace my phone they won't pay for the replacing my 2 shields on my current phone...
Steve should have figure this out a bit better. Ridiculous.
I'm running Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) Beta and last night my iOS 4.3 Beta expired. I had a backup from a week ago but unfortunately lost all the three while playing around with my iTunes.
My iPhone shows the connect to iTunes screen, since the beta has expired.
Now i don't have any backup and I removed the device from the provisioning portal as well.
Whenever I try to backup my iPhone, it says a session could not be started with the iPhone.
Since I don't have any backups, I can't put my phone in DFU mode because I don't want to lose my 244 apps.
Even if I restore my phone somehow, there will be no way for me to recover my apps.
Is there a way to backup my iPhone with the expired software on it?
I have MobileMe so my contacts,mail and other stuff are backed up but I don't want to lose my apps and settings.
Before I can do a manual restore, is there a way I can backup my iPhone?
I don't have any backups and the phone has an expired version of the beta release which means it's showing me the connect to itunes screen.
Whenever I try to backup/sync my 3GS it reaches step 3 of 4 and then shows me two errors:
A session could not be started with the iPhone + Communication could not be established
I need to backup my settings and apps but it doesn't seem as if it's possible now?