iOS 5

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  1. FalconsMalteser macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys

    I recently joined the apple developer programme, and today, tried to install iOS 5 onto my device. However I believed it has bricked it. Could this be because I didn't install a provisioning profile on it first? Any ideas on how I can solve my problem and get my iPod working again?

    Cheers!
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I very much doubt you bricked it as you'd have to be trying to do that in order to succeed.

    What's it doing?
     
  3. sth macrumors 6502a

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    Try to send it into DFU mode and do a restore.
     
  4. FalconsMalteser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, I don't understand what you mean?
     
  5. FalconsMalteser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried that but iTunes came up with an error saying it couldn't restore it.
     
  6. Alaerian Guest

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    You've given no information as to what your device is actually doing.

    Does it get to the Apple logo and freeze?
    Does it boot and then freeze?
    Does it jump off the table and sing a Lady Gaga song?

    What help and direction we can provide is dependant on the information you provide.
     
  7. FalconsMalteser thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. FalconsMalteser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, I realise I wasn't clear enough. It isn't doing anything. It just won't turn on.
     
  9. Alaerian Guest

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    Are you positive it has charge? Plug it into wall power and let it sit.

    It may sound stupid, but best to eliminate the easy stuff first.
     
  10. FalconsMalteser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've tried that. Maybe if I give a bit more detail it may help.

    In Xcode I had selected to install iOS 5, it then told me I had to restore my device. That all seemed to be working and I got the apple logo with the loading bar underneath it, and then it just turned off. iTunes popped up telling me it needed to restore my device. It started to do it, and then just failed.
     
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  12. FalconsMalteser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I thought I had, but I tried it again and it has sorted it! Thank you so much!
     
  13. Alaerian Guest

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    DFU is essentially the "catch-all" for problems. Most issues can be sorted out with a DFU restore - not all, but most.

    On another note, as tempting as iOS 5 is (even for a new developer), I wouldn't recommend putting it on your primary device. You've experienced the "fun" once - do you really want to do it again?
     
  14. FalconsMalteser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, I will bare that in mind, thanks!

    Well it isn't actually my primary device. I know I had a problem first time around, but I believe it's because I hadn't installed a provisioning profile on my device, which I now have. I've tested an application that I wrote, on the device and everything works fine.
     
  15. Holoshed macrumors regular

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    Download tinyumbrella and click the button to kick it out of recovery mode. 99% certain its what you need. Just plug it in and select it in tu and click "Exit Recovery."

    Sorry for the semi necro but figured it may help.
     
  16. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Not Only That

    But since ios5 is just around the corner anyway, better to wait:)
     

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