So I couldn't upgade to ios 8 for the longest time because it would get stuck on the activation screen, the one with the Apple logo and black progress. I had to restore to factory settings and then restore from a backup to get it booted eventually. However it never put my apps back on the phone it would get stuck on this step, and I can't sync even after displugging, restarting my phone, restoring my phone again, restarting my computer. Does anyone know what to do? Please help as I really need to install my apps. Thanks Running snow leopard, latest version of itunes, iphone 5s.