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BijouMan

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May 16, 2022
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While I was restoring my iPhone I accidentally switched on one of my connected USB devices while it was almost done restoring and it interrupted the process. Now when I try to restore it gets about 80-90% of the way before saying "Could not restore the iPhone because an error occurred." I tried reinstalling iOS using Recovery Mode but that still didn't help. How do I fix this?
 

Al Rukh

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Nov 15, 2017
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While I was restoring my iPhone I accidentally switched on one of my connected USB devices while it was almost done restoring and it interrupted the process. Now when I try to restore it gets about 80-90% of the way before saying "Could not restore the iPhone because an error occurred." I tried reinstalling iOS using Recovery Mode but that still didn't help. How do I fix this?

Tried in DFU mode? Your firmware needs to be reinstalled I guess.
 

BijouMan

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Original poster
May 16, 2022
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Tried in DFU mode? Your firmware needs to be reinstalled I guess.
Just tried that. Didn't help. The backup file is about 93 GB and when it fails to restore the iPhone always ends up with 70-71 GB of inaccessible data before I erase it again. I have more than enough storage space on my computer, and restoring the backup of a different iPhone in the family works. So where exactly is the problem and how do I fix it? I would hate to lose my entire iPhone profile.
 

BijouMan

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Original poster
May 16, 2022
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Tried in DFU mode? Your firmware needs to be reinstalled I guess.
I just tried restoring it to another iPhone 12 that a family member no longer uses after having upgraded and that still didn't work.
 
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