iPhone 4 Stuck in Restore Loop :(

john_T

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I need all the help that I can get. I went to go restore to 4.1 and now I'm stuck in a restore loop. Help?
 

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If iTunes isn't recognizing it, put it in DFU mode and restore.
 

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The thing is that iTunes is recognizing it.
 

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Okay, what happens when you try to restore? Are you getting an error message?
 

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Nothing happens. The progress bar in iTunes freezes when it is almost full and the progress bar on my iPhone 4 freezes halfway through. No error messages :/
 

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Alright. I had the same thing happen last week. Do you have Wi-Fi Sync installed on your Mac?
 

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Actually I do. Is that the problem?
 

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Yes. Wi-Fi Sync stalls the restores. Hold on and I'll get you the directions for uninstalling it. :)
 

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Uninstall Wi-Fi Sync on your Mac with Terminal, reboot and then restore. The Wi-Fi Sync uninstaller will automatically open up a Terminal box.
 
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john_T

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Thanks Europa :) Game Center looks like it has some promise.
 
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Can someone please help me i am having that same error bt i am on windows vista. Please respond asap thanks!
 

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Do you have Wi-Fi Sync installed? If so, uninstall it, reboot and try to restore again. The PC version includes an uninstaller. If you don't have Wi-Fi Sync installed, let me know what happens when you try to restore. Does it hang or do you get an error message?
 
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i Uninstalled it bt now i get an error message i have tried 1000 things please help error 3914 or something
 
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OMG thankYOU 1000x EUROPA yoU made my day. i have been trying to fix my phone for 12 hoUrs non stop today and yoU were the only person who coUld help me! i was aboUt to give Up i tried almost everything and was jUst aboUt to Update to 4.2 or what ever and call it a night bt now i can jailbreak again and have my phone back! YOUR The best!
 

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Right on. Glad to hear you got it fixed. :)
 

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hi im new here i got the same problem as john_T so i follow what he did and have no succses now im getting this (error message: iTunes could not connect to this iPhone because and unknown error occorred (0xE8000065) pls. help thanks
 

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WOw

Thanks I was going crazy until i read this post !
 

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I'm glad I could help some people out here. :) It took me at least 6 hours to isolate the problem and I was going crazy, myself.