Is there a way to reset my iPhone (through itunes or other) that will prevent me from losing data?
Situation: I have an iPhone 3G with ios4. Saturday night my phone acted weird, it would lock the screen every few seconds without me promting it (automatic screen lock is off). To reset the phone I pressed the home button and the on/off button simultamiously. Instead of simply resetting it stuck on the Aplle logo. Trying to get it going again, it went out. Since than whenever I try to switch the phone on, it asks for a reset through iTunes (picture of usb + itunes in screen). Since I have not been able to synchronise the phone for a few weeks, I was wondering if there is a workaround to prevend loss of data (for instance the recent photo's).