iOS4 activation delay

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by linknprk, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. linknprk macrumors newbie

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    I tried updating to iOS4 on my iPhone. The banner said it should take about an hour, so I thought I would be able to get it downloaded and installed in a fair 2 hours(just in case).

    After 4 hours of backing up, installing, etc... I get a message saying

    "iPhone activations are unavailable at this time. We're sorry, we are unable to process any new activations at this time. Please disconnect your iPhone and try again later"

    Now I am stuck with an unusuable phone for who knows how long...
     

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  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You’re not the first. I’m thinking this thread will get larger over time. This is why it’s best to wait a day to upgrade.
     
  3. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    It's probably because of all the iOS4 upgrades. Give it a few hours.
     
  4. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Wait until Thrusday. Thats going to be interesting.
     
  5. AustinSTI macrumors 6502

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    This does not bode well for Thursday...
     
  6. guru_ck macrumors 6502

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  8. linknprk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sigh* yeah Thursday is going to be frustrating...:(


    can you imagine how much worse this would be if they released this update on Thursday? geez
     
  9. sonictonic macrumors 6502a

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    I had no hiccup at all with updating my 3GS. The download and activation was as fast as it could be. Guess I got lucky?
     
  10. actorkid macrumors 6502

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    I find it fishy that the above picture shows an original iPhone, rather than a 3G/S...
     
  11. kozlosap macrumors member

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    Check This Trick Out!

    :D I did the regular download of 4 then after trying 5 times to get through the back up, I did a manual backup and then clicked RESTORE instead of upgrade. When the "restore" was finished, much to my surprise I had 4!!!!!! Hope this helps people who were having probs like me!
     
  12. linknprk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    lol
    here is a full screenshot. I guess they just didn't update the picture. Good catch, I didn't notice. I was just focused on the fact that I have a temporary brick.
     

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  13. bajaracing macrumors member

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    I must have been lucky. I updated my 3GS no problems..
     

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