Don't erase or restore your existing iPhone today (iOS7 Day)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by That70sGAdawg, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. That70sGAdawg, Sep 18, 2013
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    That70sGAdawg macrumors 6502a

    That70sGAdawg

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    I made the mistake of trying to erase my wife's iPhone today to free up room for the iOS update. The activation server at Apple is DOWN ALL DAY. No phone service for over 5 hours now. I guess they weren't smart enough to leave a bandwidth pipeline open for activations??? Neither AT&T nor the local Apple store could help. They "haven't been able to activate any phones since 1pm ET". I supposed it might be fixed by Friday when they attempt to sell millions of new 5s phones and activate them...:mad:
     
  2. paulbennett95, Sep 18, 2013
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    paulbennett95 macrumors 6502a

    paulbennett95

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    I'm in the same boat as you, tried to restore my phone so I could have a fresh install for iOS 7 (some things seemed a little laggy/glitchy) and now I can't activate my phone.
    EDIT: Phone is activated now.
     
  3. hisboyelroy macrumors member

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    ...and, I really wish I had read this thread before I restored my iPhone. :eek:
     
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    This happens every year people. There should be an automated calendar item to remind people, DONT RESTORE PHONE ON OR NEAR LAUNCH DAY!
     
  5. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

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    I had no choice I was jailbroken, took a good four hours because I couldn't activate the phone.:(
     
  6. That70sGAdawg thread starter macrumors 6502a

    That70sGAdawg

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    My wife's phone just activated finally after 7+ hours...
     
  7. Biff... macrumors 6502a

    Biff...

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    Glad I saw this thread, I was literally moments away from restoring my ip5 to stock. Thx for the heads up.
     
  8. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    I had to restore mine to stock. I was on 6.1.2 jailbroken. It activated after about 5 tries. Guess I got lucky.
     
  9. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

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    I just did an iPad and my iPhone, no issues at all aside from a very slow iCloud backup.
     

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