iPhone 4 stuck updating to 4.1

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Mac-Addict, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    So my iPhone 4 is just stuck at just over half way updating, anyone experiencing this problem? Any tips on how to fix it?
     
  2. iphoneluque macrumors newbie

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    Yes idd, i have the same problem to. tried to get my iphone 3GS into recovery mode and did a new restore. After 3 times i'm about to give up...

    damnit!
     
  3. Mac-Addict thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This is so stupid, this is like my 7th time trying.
     
  4. iphoneluque macrumors newbie

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    i know, me too. for some reason you still keep believing this time it may work... aaarhhgg! please let's hope someone has the answer!
     
  5. Big Ells macrumors 6502

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    Same, 3 times now, just hangs, tried shutting the computer down, still nowt. GRRRRRR
     
  6. iphoneluque macrumors newbie

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    this guy says he has the answer.

    http://twitter.com/drizzled

    just send him a message asking for help. if i get an answer that works i will post it here.
     
  7. Big Ells macrumors 6502

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    That would be helpful. Trying one last time, then going to try and reinstall 4.0.1
     
  8. esadb macrumors 65816

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    Updating my dads 3G.. and its stuck halfway...

    Wtf to do now..
     
  9. Big Ells macrumors 6502

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    I cant even get 4.0.2 to load now same issue!
     
  10. esadb macrumors 65816

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    i tried 4.1 through itunes.. i also downloaded 4.1 and tried doing alt + restore.

    Now im trying 3.1.3.


    Wtf good job Apple!
     
  11. Big Ells macrumors 6502

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    Just deleted all updates and reinstalled itunes 10, re-downloading 4.1 lets see what happens.

    Right here's what worked for me: unplug iPhone, delete update from user>library>iTunes>iPhone updates, reinstall iTunes, restore iPhone. All worked :D
     
  12. esadb macrumors 65816

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    Anyways i managed to get it by going to my windows 7 machine and loading up itunes and restoring it.

    Than i plugged it back into my mac to reload all the old settings/stuff
     
  13. iphoneluque macrumors newbie

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  14. iphoneluque macrumors newbie

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    i also installed it on a windows pc. now it works. kinda wierd...
     
  15. iphoneluque macrumors newbie

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    got an answer from Darrel, this seems to work..

    Hi,

    It's easy, but kind of annoying. First, unplug your frozen iPhone. Then, navigate to (Your User Name Directory)>Library>iTunes>iPhone Software Updates and delete the .ipsw that's there.

    Now, reinstall iTunes by downloading it again from Apple's site and running the installer. Now, plug the phone back in and Restore when prompted. Should re-download the update and everything will go smoothly.

    I'm really hoping this doesn't happen with every update, but my phone doesn't have any other problems. Are you using an iPhone 4?

    Cheers,

    Darrell
     

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