hey folks i finally got my iphone back. it was doing the repeated boot thing all afternoon, with spinning timer dealie, then the apple logo would show up, then back to spinning dealie...
anyway, i restarted and loaded itunes. then held down power and home button on the iphone, and KEPT holding them down, until i saw USB--->iTunes graphic...i actually did this earlier today but then restore would not ork, but this eveing ---> then i could initiate restore in iTunes and this time it worked...
oh and i had done the cacheflush thing using Terminal:
dscacheutil -flushcache (not sure if this helped or not though)
Is recovery mode where I am stuck going thru pages and hitting next but now I can't get past the "find my iPhone" page. My phone isn't working and this is the second time I have restored it. I really am tired of the BS that comes with these phones. We pay good money to get what they offer and it only works half the time. Never again will I update right away! Get you crap together Apple and give us some support!!! 24/7 UUGGHH!!!!
I decided to just restart my phone (since that is a regular thing) and it's now working. I did disable location services and it finally started working. I do hope this wasn't a mistake. I'm tired of this crap!
Message was edited by: krysfromds
I now have a comprehensively bricked iPhone 3GS - restarted macbook and itunes numerous times, each time restore commenced but each time was told unable to restore (error 14). restarted itunes, restarted macbook and after 2 hours I have a brick ready to be thrown out with the waste. it won't start up, it won't talk to my mac, it won't talk to iTunes - expensive e-waste that was a functioning phone just a few hours ago.
Mac OS X 10.7.2, iTunes 10.5 and everything up to date - except for my expensive 3GS brick.
Do you get anything on the phone at all? I'm sure you've tried these things already but just in case:
1) Turn the phone off and on again
2) Reconnect to iTunes
3) Update and restore
I had exactly the same problem (with the iPhone 4) but it now works fine.
Did you run any of the beta builds prior to trying to install the public release?
I was able to download iOS 5 without ant problems however I eventually ended up with a looping iPhone 4.
I followed the advice ie Force quit the phone, held the Home button while reconnecting the USB cable, kept the button depressed while it then came back to Restore Mode. Then tried to restore the phone.
I did this maybe a dozen times until it eventually restored my iPhone with iOS 5.
"It just didn't work very easily at all"
I hope Apple face up to this embarracement, but I doubt it.
I'm having problems with this update too.
Yesterday I got the typical errors of server overload but now the case is other
It tries to restore it comes to the progress bar and then it's stuck half way there, the progess bar is stuck like this for 4 hours, believe me I've tried it all
anyone happening this too?
same here. I've updated and reinstalled everything but my iPhone 4 just shows the screen for "connect to iTunes" but iTunes doesn't recognize it so it's not very useful.
<rant>Why can't apple make updates that just work, that dont require a large number of its users to have to tweak the most miniscule things each time in order for an update to run? </rant>
The best advice that I saw was to continue to attempt to do the upgrade until it worked. I tried various solutions suggested by the errors that I was receiving without success. The problem was overloaded servers at Apple.
What should have take one hour to accomplish took five and one-half hours to get a working iPhone with IOS 5.0 software with one-half hour additional for initial cleanup. I have two more iPhones to upgrade. Hopefully, these will get done in much less time.
With all of the changes in IOS, I now begin the learning curve to fully utilize the new and enhance software.
My iPhone 4 is bricked as well. I get Apple log and then a spinning wheel. iTunes 10.5 won't even reconize now. It keeps looping betwen the two as if no firmware or nothing on it. Come on Apple, this is uncalled for. Glad I didn't touch my iPad as I can't afford to have both down. What's up Apple???