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Old Jul 11, 2007, 09:44 PM   #1
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How long does it take to do a restore?

I am currently about 2/3 of the way through a restore and I seem to be stuck. It has been running for about two hours total. When doing a factory restore how long should it typically take?

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Old Jul 11, 2007, 11:47 PM   #2
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you are doing a complete restore by way of iTunes correct?

I have never heard of nor experienced 2 hours for any iPod and I can't imagine an iPhone with a much smaller capacity would take this long. I would honestly just disconnect, do a restart by holding down the power off and home button for about 7 seconds. Then let it chill for a about a minute. Turn it on and see what the deal is. If whatever caused you to need to do the restore still is happening now try to restore once again. Also sometimes having other devices in the usb ports can make iTunes restore act up.
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Old Jul 12, 2007, 11:02 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I finally disconnected (iTunes had crashed) and reset the phone and tried again. Got a 1603 error. Tried multiple times to restore and kept getting the same error. I thought that I had bricked the phone. So, I took it home and tried it on my home computer. Worked like a champ. Sync'ed it up and I'm in business. For some reason my office computer does not play well with the iPhone.
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Old Feb 8, 2009, 08:41 PM   #4
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ok i have a 16GB ipod nano and i tried to restore it and it was going for over an hour so i disconnected it. i turned my computer off then turned it back on and tried to restore it again. it has now been going for 20 minutes and is still not done. i dont know what to try now.
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Old May 26, 2009, 05:15 PM   #5
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why is my so stupid?!

I've just recently tried to restore my iPod and it took forever. I had to leave it going overnight and it was still going. I don't know whats wrong with it but its really pissing me off. I can't sync more songs on my iPod or do anything with it and its really annoying.
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 09:29 AM   #6
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I also did a restore and it says 6-9 hours WTF
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 08:39 PM   #7
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My iPod have more than 2 hours restoring >.< HELP

Hi everyone! Im here in this forum cause i have this big issue >.< ..so now im going to try to tell you guys what happen. Well i was very intrigued of how the Jailbreak works in an iPod so i decided to install it ..Then i started to look for some interesting apps, i found one and then i just press the button install, so it finished and then there was this option '' Reboot Device'' >.< i really didnt notice it cause i just wanted to end the installation of the app and continue my routine..but i pressed it, so yeah i alrady i made a mistake and then i thought well this is going to restart and then ill have to put all my stuff on it again U.U ...BUT! the thing is that i dont really know how much time does it takes to reboot an ipod. Since im writing this now..its been like nearly 3 hours! and mi iPod is still on its "rebooting mode", i just see the apple sign for a while, then the screen goes white and then the apple appears again!!! and its bee doing it like that :/ I did some search and i found that a restart operation only takes like a couple of minutes >.< so this is my question.. whats going on with my iPod? What should i do? should i wait more to it to stops doing that??..i already tried to connect it with the laptop and try to stop but it doesnt appear on my computer! PLEASE PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME D: am very new in this kinds of things, im really desesperate :/

My iPod is 4g with 32gbs.... >,< It would be so nice if someone can help me :/
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