iTunes could not backup the iPhone

Dec 17, 2008
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I un jailbrok my 3G last 2 weeks ago in preparation for the 3.0 firmware. On a PC.

I did lose my contacts...but no big deal.

I simply want to backup the iPhone now since its clean.

When I right click and attempt a backup I get the message

iTunes could not back up the iPhone "usename" because a session could not be started.

I tried these things:

1) cleared sync history
2) removed backups
3) uninstalled and reinstalled iTunes and restarted PC

Any one help me with this?

Thanks
 

BrownGem

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Do you have any 3rd party sync programs running? Try quitting their auto launch so just iTunes is the only sync program running. A google search turned up these issues.
 
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Yeah I had seen that also BGem, I don't know of any...I'll look in task manager and end as many running, not needed tasks as I can and see if that works.
 
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If they would also keep it from synching , it can't be the problem.

It still synchs OK.
 

giny8i8

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same here

same here, with iPhone 3G IOS 4.0.1 jailbroken - windows 7 iTunes 9.2.1.5
with IOS 4.0 the phone backed up fine, it fails since the update.