Any way to cancel a restore? 4 1/2 hours seems a bit much!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SirReel, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. SirReel macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2007
    I have 3G iPhone and it recently got stuck on the apple screen. In the past a reset or restore fixed the problem. Only thing I can think of as being different this time is I upgraded to the new 7.7.1 iTunes. When I got my phone back to restore mode, I connected to iTunes and started up the process. Now 4 1/2 hours later it is still showing the Restoring iPhone from Backup popup in iTunes with about 1/2 of the progress complete. But I don't see it moving anymore. On the iPhone I have the Restore in Progress message showing the battery, but the something is happening icon (spinning hash marks) is kind of showing too. iPhone is super hot too. I'm thinking something is hung up somewhere...
    Any ideas how to cancel the restore so I can try it again?
  2. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2008
    The restoring part is probably done, right now it is just "re-installing" the applications you have on iTunes. If you must, try unplugging the USB cord and it should be working with apps it has installed so far. However, I must warn you, you may have to redo everything...
  3. SirReel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2007
    Nope, no restore, tried pulling the plug, but still gets stuck at apple screen... Arrgghhhh 2.0 is really quite a pain. Going to try it again now....
  4. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ft. Lauderdale
    I think the only option would be to pull the usb cord, or try force quitting iTunes, did you bring up the force quit applications window, does it say if iTunes is unresponsive?
  5. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2008
    Ground for replacement, call Apple! =)

    Perhaps you may want to delete all your apps or something...this way the restore won't be able to reinstall all the programs, which is the reason why is taking up bulk of your time.
  6. SirReel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2007
    Yep made an appointment with a genius for tonight. Hopefully will get a new one.

    hehehehe... nah, just kidding. I pulled the plug and had to force quit iTunes. Did another restore, but then setup as new phone instead of restoring from backup. All went fine and back in business. :apple: really needs to get this mess of 2.0 straightened out.
  7. spookybathtub macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2008
    My brand new iPhone 3G has been "Restoring iPhone from backup..." for the last 30 minutes or so. I keep checking the disk activity in Activity Monitor, and it's still writing data at around 300KBps, so I know it's not frozen. It's a good thing I don't have anything to do today!

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