Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 3:46 AM (in response to blackswan89)
The same problem occurs with my 4S after OTA-Update Download and recovery with iTune is still in progress.
Everytime the update with 3GS, 4S, IOS 4 and IOS 5 doesn't work directly. ****!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 7:21 AM (in response to blackswan89)
Same problem here. Original Update 5.01>5.1 OTA. Restored from Backup. Again in a loop. Downgraded to 5.01 and restored. No problems except that the updated Apple Apps (Keynote etc.) do not work any more.
iPhone 4S 64GB
OTA Updates for my iPhone 4 32GB, iPad 3G 64 GB and iPad2 3G 64 GB worked fine.
Is there a workaround?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 8:07 AM (in response to blackswan89)
I'm having the same issue. iphone 4s 8 GB. Can get phone up at factory defaults but as soon as I bring restore to any backup via icloud or itunes the phone starts the enless cycle.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 11:09 AM (in response to blackswan89)
Same iOS 5.1 problem with 4S 64 GB (over 200 apps). Twice restored via iTunes.
--> Unlock loop restored as well. )-:
Visit in Munich Apple Store: nobody knew nothing about that problem ("too new").
--> Another effect: all in-app buys are gone, too.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2012 3:03 AM (in response to brenapple)
I had the exact same issue with ios 5.1 OTA update. Spent a coupe of hours last night to bring my iPhone 4S back to life, so I thought I'd drop a note here.
1) iTunes restore didn't work. Same boot-up infinite loop with the cutesy Apple logo.
2) Factory reset didn't work either. Same boot-up infinite loop.
After a couple of frustrating hours, I decided to restore and set the phone up as NEW and completely bypassed iCloud setup. This solved the issue and brought my iPhone 4S back to life. I did lose all my apps and settings. I am now able to connect to iCloud but apart from Contacts, there doesn't seem to be any way to restore apps that are already backed up to iCloud. Which is a shame really!
So all in all, it would seem that the iCloud integration seemed messed up somehow and caused the phone to go into an infinite loop. I never really used iCloud that much and after this incident it would seem that iCloud technology is in its current form still immature and not ready for prime time.
Hope the above helps someone.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2012 3:16 AM (in response to minhjp)
Thanks for that information. This surely worked with my phone, too but I've got hundereds of Apps with data on my phone and it is not possible to restore it after setting up as a new phone.
My backup ist stored on a Mac, not in the cloud and I am still a mobileme-member.
So it seems not to be important WHERE the backup is stored.
Interesting, that only iPhones 4S have that issue. My iPhone 4 and both ipads (1 and 2) worked fine.
Please Apple, could you fix that bug?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2012 4:18 PM (in response to blue marker)
I tried it again and before updating I disabled the parental restrictions and turned on Siri. The update over itunes now worked well.
How did you get it? Fantastic!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 10, 2012 1:04 AM (in response to brenapple)
Download iOS 5.01 from the apple servers and save it to your computer. For iPhone 4s here ist the link:
Then plug your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes.
Press the update button while holding the alt-key (Mac) or shift-key (PC). A dialog Box opens. Choose the Firmware 5.01 you've downloaded before (e.g. iphone4,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw).
After restarting the phone, disable parental restrictions, turn on siri and update again to 5.1. I did it with iTunes, too, not OTA.
That worked fine for me. 5.1 runs fantastic on my iphone 4s. Fast, smooth, much better battery life.
Thanks again to blue marker for that hint