iPhone 4 upgrade to iOS5 - Camera roll empty

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  1. netnothing macrumors 68040

    netnothing

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    Upgraded wife's iPhone to iOS5. Camera roll lost all photos.

    What's weird is.....iCloud backup claims Camera Roll has 900mb worth of stuff.

    Any ideas on how to get this to work?

    -Kevin
     
  2. xdhd350 macrumors 6502

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    Did you access the camera from the locked phone state? If so, the camera roll will only show pictures you have taken right then. I had a panic moment until I realized that I needed to swipe and unlock the phone to get into the entire camera roll.
     
  3. netnothing thread starter macrumors 68040

    netnothing

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    Yup...phone fully unlocked.

    Just tried another restore....no luck.

    This pisses me off. Not only are the photos gone, but I can't backup to iCloud because it wants to send 900mb of data from a camera roll that has nothing in it!

    -Kevin
     
  4. epicshredder macrumors newbie

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    Set up as backup

    I had similar issues with a few gigs of "other" data. After the initial set up of iCloud on the iPhone while connected to pc it went away. Then sync with backup photos
     
  5. netnothing thread starter macrumors 68040

    netnothing

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    Did another restore of wife's phone.....still no camera roll.

    Not sure what I am seeing in the iCloud backup......it still shows 900mb for camera roll if wants to backup.

    -Kevin
     
  6. netnothing thread starter macrumors 68040

    netnothing

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    Gave up.....took screenshots of everything and wiped the phone clean. Started from scratch.

    No matter what I did, iCloud backup was trying to save 900MB worth of data from an "empty" camera roll.

    Thankfully she doesn't have a ton of apps. And being able to add/organize from within iTunes saved a TON of time.

    -Kevin
     

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