Apps won't load, iPod claims no content. Is there a way to archive apps?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ewiley28, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. ewiley28 macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2008
    Austin, TX
    So, beginning last Friday I've had an issue that many people seem to be having which is characterized by apps starting to load and then popping back to the home screen, the iPod claiming to have no content (when synced with a computer content is shown, but it can't be loaded and in the about page of the iPhone it shows 0 songs and 0 videos despite the capacity for songs/videos being gone).

    I have gone through various processes including updating to 2.0.1, restoring from earlier backup, getting an entirely different phone at the genius bar, hard restores, uninstalling apps and installing them, setting up the phone as a new phone rather than a restore, and all the flukey superstitious solutions like downloading another app hoping it will reset some sort of registry.

    Now I'm wondering if there is a way to archive apps? So I could delete them from my phone and my computer, but would have them available to readd? Even with syncing just one app (and I've varied which app it is, so I don't think an explicit app is to blame) onto a phone that is a fresh reset without any sort of restore, I'm still encountering this problem almost immediately. So, I'm thinking that even though I may not be syncing the other apps, their very presence in iTunes could be presenting a problem?

    Also, does anyone know a way to change the name of apps? That way I could alter the names so that when they were placed in alphabetical order following a sync, they'd be in the order I like them on my phone.

    The geniuses really had no help or information on this issue. Their answer was that I should just not run any apps including ones that were sold to me by Apple. Somehow this doesn't sound like a good solution!! 2.0.1 definitely didn't fix the issue. In fact, it seems like the apps won't load even more quickly now.

    One last question I have is whether people are seeing this issue with the 3g phones. I'm using an original iPhone. I was planning on waiting until a larger model or further enhanced phone was available to make the jump, but if I need to change to the 3g to stop this problem, I'm willing.
  2. iphonics macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2008
    i seem to be having the same issue.... since 2.0.1... my Photo and Camera icon wont open.... not to mention that the update... erased my whole phone content from music, videos, and even my contacts!!! whats going on here!!??
  3. pokitheking macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2008
    my whole phone content from music, videos all under ipod
    is missing, I have done Restore after this happend yesterday, all was ok i synced the phone with itunes 7.7.1 and now all is missing i am running on firmware 2.0 please help..............:eek:
  4. iphonics macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2008
    Like I said in the other thread it's now day two running iTunes 7.7.1 on iPhone 2.0.1 and everything is working great!!! I would reccomend everyone to try formating their iPhone.
    Settings > General > Reset > Erase all contents and settings
    ... It will take about an hour... When it finishes select " setup new iphone "
    It will erase everything once more but it shouldn't give you any more trouble!
    It worked for me hopefull it helps y'all as well, cheers!
  5. pokitheking macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2008
    Now i am on 2.0.1 all was well until i opened installer it crashed i restarted the iphone and back to zero........... any advise???

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