How long does it take to do a restore for 3G

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  1. rsuryase, Nov 12, 2010
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    rsuryase macrumors newbie

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    My computer crashed while itunes is updating my JAILBROKEN iphone 3G from 4.0 to 4.1, so I had to do a restore. After 8 hours and still not finished, I disconnected it. I don't have any valuable data on my iphone. How can I do a clean install of iOS (whatever version) ?

    Edit: I'm with AT&T so its still locked?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    It should take about an hour at the most. To restore the iPhone just plug in into iTunes and click the Restore button. Note: Don't do this if you have to have it unlocked.
     
  3. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    A restore/update should take about 10-15 minutes.

    Download an ipsw from iclarified.com, before you restore your iPhone put it in DFU mode first.
     
  4. rsuryase thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What other options do I have if it still won't finish restoring after several hours? I downloaded ipsw 4.1 and 3.1.3, will try both.
     
  5. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Try restoring your iPhone on another pc or mac (which ever you use).
     
  6. rsuryase, Nov 12, 2010
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    rsuryase thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @PsstGreek Thanks I installed iTunes on a different PC and it works. Restore iOS 4.1 in 15 mins. Must be older iTunes on my PC is faulty. :confused:

    Edit: I had Wi Fi Sync too.
     

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