iPhone taking ages to 'erase and reset'

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by lukesterh, Feb 22, 2012.

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    I jailbroke my iphone yesterday, but since it slowed it down too much, i decided against it and went on the erase and reset so i could wipe the jailbreak and just start again. It's been on the spinning lines icon for about 2 hours now, and im slightly worried, i didnt think this was normal? Any help? Thanks
     
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    Yes, it takes forever, but you shouldn't have done an erase all to get rid of the JB. Restoring would have sufficed. GLWT now.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Didn't have access to a computer 2 hours ago, and I thought restoring was the same thing, silly me!
     
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    Well, you may be okay, but many JB's that are erased all can't be restored after. Hopefully, you get lucky.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I got lucky. I hard reset it twice, now it's cancelled the Erase and reset, now I'm restoring in itunes as we speak.
     
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    Say that after the restore. You still might get one of the dreaded errors after. Just sayin'.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What type of errors are these?
     
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    There's no reason to explain them all unless you get one. It'll have a 4 digit number associated with it, if you do
     

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