For people who have had update/restore problems with their iPhones (3G or v1)

Are you using a Mac or PC to update/restore your iphone (3G or v1)?


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FlwrPwer

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Ok, This is for people who have had problems updating their iPhones, either 3G or v1.

If you have had problems updating/restoring your iPhone, are you using a mac or PC?
 

FlwrPwer

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Bump and Reminder

Reminder: Vote only if you have had problems updating/restoring your iPhone. If you haven't had problems, refrain from voting. Thank you! :)
 

ravman

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Yup I've had problems when restoring. It went into that infinite loop. where iTunes would keep asking me to restore my phone to a previous backup, or as new. If I selected previous backup, that is where the loop occurred. When I setup as new, the problem went away. So much for trying to restore a backup.

I am using a PC, running Vista Ultimate, with a 3G 16GB iPhone.
 

Tex

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No problems here with the Mac. 2.0.2 was FAST. 2.0.1 was alright (10 mins, max).

I have restored 2 times since getting. No issues either with Mac (MacBookPro) running OSX (leopard).
 

greenjbhsd

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Still running 2.0.1. On the mac a backup takes about 1.5-2 hours and a restore can take up to 6 hours. Forgot to add I am using the V1 phone.
 

FlwrPwer

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So, basically, what I'm seeing on these poll results is that most of the users having problems restoring/updating their phones are using Windows machines.

Maybe it's not the phone, but rather the OS being used to "run" the phone.

Come on people, vote. I'm curious to see. :)
 

mlass

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#7
2 PC's with Vista and Latop with Vista with 3 iPhones.

Did have to downgrade iTunes to 7.7.0.43 to stop Apps from crashing and so far is working (thanks to fixmy3giPhone.com)

update to 2.0.1 and 2.0.2 with no problems.
 

FlwrPwer

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Thank you so much to everyone who has voted so far.

I need more votes to make an accurate conclusion!

You know you're as curious as I am ;)
 

gadgetgal

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When I did a restore because of the extreme lag, I had to rename my 3G because it told me my backup was corrupt. I use a MAC.
 

jmartin

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I got stuck in a loop as well. My phone was in recovery mode but the restore would end before finishing leaving my phone in recovery mode. Oddly enough switching USB ports seems to have fixed the problem. Before you ask both the failed and successful USBs are 2.0 so I have no idea why one worked and the other didn't.
 

kenneth

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1.5 hours and 6 hours to update and restore! i took me like 10 min to update and back everything up.
 
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Does it count if you had problems restoring when you are trying to jailbreak? I used winpwn to jailbreak my V1 and it wasn't working right, but i had gotten to the point where it was at the slide for emergency screen and had to restore to the regular firmware, but that wasn't working right.
 

FlwrPwer

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#14
Ok, so I just looked over the poll results and it seems that windows problems with restoring/updating the phone are 3x more likely than restoring/updating with macs.

But, after doing some thinking about this, i realized that there are probably 3 times as many windows users than there are mac users. Which would mean that it's a wash. For every 1 Mac problem, there are 3 windows problems. Which makes sense since Windows is the more "mainstream" operating system.

Please keep voting! And thanks to everyone who has! :)