iTunes says I need to restore my phone, anyone ever had this issue?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by acidraindrop, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. acidraindrop macrumors member

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    When I hook up my iPhone I get this error message: "iTunes cannot read the contents of the iphone. Go to the summary tab in the iphone preferences and click restore to restore this iphone to factory settings."

    Am I screwed? Do I have no choice but to restore my phone now? I still have it on 4.0.1 with the unlockable baseband.

    Please help.
     
  2. thep33t macrumors regular

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    worst case scenario - you have to reset using tiny-umrella to save your bb and ios version (assuming you have your shsh saved)
     
  3. acidraindrop thread starter macrumors member

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    I do have my blobs saved on tinyumbrella. So I guess I'm gonna have to restore then.

    Is there anyway to backup all my crap then since I cant backup through iTunes? I don't want to restore the phone like new. I would like to have all my text history and pics how they are now. And what about all my jailbroken apps.

    Basically is there a way to do the restore and then end up having my phone pretty close to how it is now?
     
  4. acidraindrop thread starter macrumors member

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    Come on peeps I know somebody knows how to go about doing this. Help a brother out.
     
  5. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Don't you back up your phone on a regular basis? My data is important to me, so I sync whenever I make a change. Just saying. :rolleyes:
     
  6. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    how can the OP backup their phone when iTunes is saying it cant read the contents of their phone? :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  7. Bl0ckHe1d macrumors 6502

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    I generally save my themes/ringtones/settings by SSH'ing from the iDevice to the hard drive on my c'puter!

    Also download myTunes from Cydia if you wish to backup your songs/tunes/etc by copying them from the as mentioned directory on your iDevice again to your c'puter!

    Repos - jot them down on Notepad/Words/etc and re-install them when you re-jailbreak your iDevice!

    Good luck :)
     
  8. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    I'm referring to before the OP's phone went kaput.:rolleyes: S/he couldn't have been so stupid as to not back up on a regular basis, right? After all, the OP claims the information on the phone was important.
     

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