Beware 4.0.2 Destroyed iPhone Software (Not JB'd) Update: Solution discovered

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Zwhaler, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Zwhaler macrumors 603

    Zwhaler

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    I tried updating to 4.0.2 tonight and it destroyed the software, sent it into recovery mode and I lost everything and have to restore. Just posting so people don't update I would advise against it because it isn't worth losing precious data that iTunes refused to back up before updating :mad:

    Update: after attempting to restore the software it went straight back into recovery mode and the process is now repeating. I will let you know if the seecond attempt to restore works. Again I did nothing to warrant this glitch and it worries me that I might have lost my data.
     
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  3. Zwhaler thread starter macrumors 603

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    No it was not jailbroken. Also, it finished trying to "restore", and when it finished it went straight back into recovery mode, claiming that an AppleScript error occurred. I think it was error 9, but I'm not sure.
     
  4. Zwhaler thread starter macrumors 603

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    Third attempt failed and produced error 9. I'm not very pleased. I suppose I need an entirely new phone now. Thanks, Apple.
     
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  6. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    also, if you have access to another computer see if you can restore it on that then just recover from a back up on the original machine
     
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