How long were you in the Preparing Ipod Software For Restore Stage

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by dandill23, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. dandill23 macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2007
    I'm trying to update. how long were you stuck in the Preparing Ipod Software for REstore stage.
  2. mrpalmer420 macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2008
    I was just a bout to post the same exact thing. I've been sitting here for what feels like a couple minutes. Hope all is well.
  3. thesdx macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2007
    Mine is stuck. It's been about 6 or 7 minutes now. Uh oh...:(
  4. thesdx macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2007
    Well, it's finally past that stage. Whew. :) I guess it just takes a while.
  5. markel253 macrumors regular

    May 17, 2008
  6. sandman42 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2003
    Don't panic. It takes a while -- several minutes. In fact, the whole process takes quite a while. A couple restarts, then once the update is actually installed the iPod has to reload all your content (which also takes a while). Even after all that I had to immediately sync again to get all my downloaded apps to load. Worth it in the end though!
  7. coldpower27 macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    I am majorly panicing right now as it is still doing it's thing after so long, I wonder if it is not frozen...
  8. neha4891 macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2010
    plz help

    Oh!.. my ipod is stuck in this stage since 1 and half hours!! What shall I do? shall I switch it off eventhough it shows "Preparing ipod software for restore"?
    Or shall I unplug it from computer? What shall I do? Please help somebody. Has everyone taken so long in this stage or its just me?
  9. liamkp macrumors 68020


    May 29, 2010
    I guess it just depends on how much data is stored on your ipod. It has to format all your storage so it might take a while.
  10. AgingHippy macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2010
    St. Louis
    after waiting all this time for the new ipod touch update to download, after it went to install it i got some error and now im doing the
    thing again...

    let you know what error i get if it does it again


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