Resolved Got stuck at boot screen, taking long to restore.

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  1. Chargr, Dec 26, 2013
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    So I got stuck at the boot screen for like 30 mins (after JB) and decided to restart the phone and now I have to go through recover mode but its taking forever to complete, how long does it usually take?

    it just says "Preparing Iphone for Restore" for the last 40 mins. It already downloaded the update..

    Iphone 5
    Latest Update.
     
  2. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    What iPhone? Are you trying to restore to 7.0.4?
     
  3. Chargr thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm using the Iphone 5 and had the latest update, I was doing the jailbreak, but I noticed it got stuck on the boot screen so I did a DFU restore.

    The restore is taking long or is stuck. It just says " Preparing Iphone for Restore". Is it safe to disconnect and try again?
     
  4. Chargr thread starter macrumors regular

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    bump, still stuck, is the restore suppose to take that long??
     
  5. phalanx7621 macrumors newbie

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    This exact same thing happened to me, and I'm in the same boat. I tried jailbreaking (i'm on 7.0.4) , the jail break was successfull, but after it rebooted the final time it got stuck on the apple logo. So, after not being able to do anything else, and googling and finding OTHER people had the same thing happen to them, I chose to do a restore. I saw in a few articles that the jail break wasn't workin for people who do over the air updates for the last few updates, so I went into itunes and downloaded the latest (7.0.4) and went through the process of trying to restore. AAaand it just....won't do it. I hit restore, it goes through the process of unpacking the firmware in itunes, and then goes to "preparing iphone for restore", and reboots it into what LOOKS like DFU mode. And then it just sits there. Forever. IF ANYONE has any answers, please post them here.
     
  6. Chargr thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah same problem here.
     
  7. Chargr thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just fixed it, make sure the itunes logo appears on your phone screen and then restore your phone on PC.

    Should work then. DFU wont do it.
     
  8. phalanx7621 macrumors newbie

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    How long did it take for you? When I do it in recovery mode I've left it there for over 40 minutes and it does nothing except stays in "preparing iphone" status. Did it take a long time for you then?
     
  9. Chargr thread starter macrumors regular

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    Make sure the itune logo is on your iphone screen (and NOT a black scree, NO DFU mode) and then you should be able to restore your phone easily.

    Took about 20 mins.
     
  10. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Either way should work (unless something strange is occurring). If you dowoaded the ipsw file, hold down shift when you click on restore in iTunes. Then manually select the ipsw file. Make sure you downloaded the correct version for your device.

    If you didn't download the file, no worries as it's not absolutely necessary. Just makes it easier because otherwise the restore process will take forever because it has to download the ~800mb ipsw file for you.

    Personally, I like to download them manually so the actual restore process doesn't take forever.
     
  11. phalanx7621 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I have tried this 8 times now. I'm starting to get a little worried, as I haven't done anything to the phone besides jail breaking to make it act like this. Tons of people have used this jail break so its not like I look at that as being the issue here.but anyway,I boot into recovery mode. Start up iTunes. Shift click on restore and pick the latest and correct version for my phone, 7.0.4, the same version I was on before . it extracts the firmware, and then starts preparing the iPhone for recovery. It reboots it into a blank screen but you can see the back light is lit a little. And it just sits there. Forever. Preparing the iPhone for restore. I've let it go for an hour at one point.
     
  12. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Have you tried putting the device in DFU mode first before shift clicking restore? Sounds like you are just shifting clicking restore. I'd definitely try DFU mode first if you haven't tried it yet.
     
  13. phalanx7621 macrumors newbie

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    Yup, I tried that several times as well. It sees it in DFU mode, I do the same thing as the other times, but it never kicks the device out of dfu mode or anything. Just sits there and gets stuck on preparing iPhone for restore. :-(
     
  14. phalanx7621 macrumors newbie

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    I have fixed my issue. I installed a fresh copy of windows XP on an old laptop, did all the updates, installed iTunes fresh, and restore is going as expected now. Thanks for all those who helped and suggested. ;-)
     
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    Awesome. Glad you got it sorted out and it's now working :)
     

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