iPhone4 4.0.1 update bricking phone?

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  1. RKilbane20 macrumors 6502a

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    I went to install the new update and about half way through it says iphone could not be restored. unkown error 2009. And now its stuck at the plug into itunes screen. I downloaded the old 4.0 firmwire and shift restored and got the same error. Ive tried so many times. any ideas?
     
  2. maddux2005 macrumors 6502

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    mine did the SAME crap

    and FYI my iphone 4 has been flawless

    But eventually it let me restore, then I installed the update and had to re-sync and re-organize all my apps and folders, I really wish itunes kept my folders in-tact

    But now I have everything back to normal and it works great again, sorry it did this to you too
     
  3. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    Try a different USB port or computer. Has to be 4.0.1 tho. 4.0 will give you an error every time now unless you have your blobs backed up.
     
  4. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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  5. mo0620 macrumors regular

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    make sure your on 9.2, and also try doing DFU mode restore
     
  6. RKilbane20 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How many tries did it take you? Im trying on 4.0.1 again.
     
  7. Sir Ruben macrumors 65816

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    Um contact apple? Why would you come on here first??
     
  8. maddux2005 macrumors 6502

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    took me like 3 tries, then it finally let me do a damn restore, which is a major pain.

    Luckily though I didnt lose anything in the process as I had everything backed up properly
     
  9. RKilbane20 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I do have 9.2 and my phone is stuck in recovery mode. ive tried like 10 times already and get the same error. I do have an appointment with the apple store but thought you would have some ideas here before i went
     
  10. FrogTastic macrumors regular

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    Did the same to mine.

    Solution:
    Download from another source. Not Itunes.
    Connect iPhone to Itunes
    If using a MAC, click hold down ALT and click RESTORE.
    Window should pop up, locate the downloaded version.
    Click restore.
    Done!ios4.0.1
     
  11. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    From the apple website
    "Error 2000-2009: If you experience this issue on a Mac, disconnect third-party devices, hubs, spare cables, reset the SMC, and then try to restore. Learn how to reset the SMC. If you are using a Windows computer, remove all USB devices and spare cables other than your keyboard, mouse, and the device, restart the computer, and try to restore. If that does not resolve, try the USB issue-resolution steps and articles listed for Error 1604 above. If the issue continues, it may be related to conflicting security software."
     
  12. bravens52 macrumors regular

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    anybody else have an alternative place to download at .. it has also bricked my iphone...apple is really start to press my buttons
     
  13. bbydon macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not the OP but some people offer solutions on forums, and beats being on hold forever.
     
  14. atomicbatteries macrumors 6502

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  15. tnisatard macrumors 6502

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    happened to me, to fix this, you must reinstall iTunes
     
  16. definitive macrumors 68000

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    the restore took me about 10 minutes (even if that). after that the phone restarted and i didn't use backup.

    you should try redownloading the file, and putting the phone into dfu mode (iclarified.com has info on how to do this). then try restoring again by selecting the ipsw file.
     
  17. zmulleni macrumors regular

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  18. 3goldens macrumors 68000

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    I had to do a complete restore after it hung for 30 minutes.

    Apple is really on their best game these days.
     
  19. lansa macrumors member

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    Bricked here as well. Had to go to other PC and do restore. Now trying to do a backup restore from 1st pc but its taking forever and time remaining keeps getting longer....this isnt looking good at all.
     
  20. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    Me too......If I have to reinstall iTunes will I lose my backup on there? Is there a way to keep that separately?
     
  21. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    Agreed...they are really en fuego
     
  22. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    iPhone4 4.0.1 update bricking phone?

    So, iTunes downloaded and installed 4.0.1 on my iPhone4 this afternoon and failed. After the phone reboots it will get stuck at the connect to iTunes screen and iTunes throws an 1004 error that the update failed.
    I've tried restoring twice in DFU with no luck, I even tried restoring to 4.0 through DFU with the same result: Error 1004.

    Anyone else having this issue?

    I used Recboot to exit the connect to itunes screen and everything appears to be working now. Odd problem.
     
  23. lansa macrumors member

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    Phone is stuck on Restoring from Backup.....36 minutes and growing.
     
  24. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    4.0.1 Bricking iPhone 4 During Update

    Onto my THIRD attempt to update now using the restore method.

    The update moves smoothly, then the bar freezes 60-70% way through and has been this way for 20 minutes yet again.

    Any others?
     
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