*MAJOR* 4.2 Update / Install Glitch

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by proathlete03, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. proathlete03 macrumors member

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    Fellow Macheads,
    I tried to install the new 4.2 software on my iPhone 3G and iPhone 4, but found myself only getting to about 1/2 to 2/3 on the iPhone's progress bar while on the Mac the progress bar was virtually at the end. I waited for hours, but nothing past this point.... Also, I had a heck of a time getting the iPhone to show that 4.2 was even available - it kept saying 4.1 is the latest software. I unplugged and plugged back in - spent virtually hours and hours on this project.

    Then I put both iPhones in DFU mode - no luck. I had exhausted every effort including checking to make sure I was on iTunes 10.1....

    At the end of the day, do you know what was wrong??? I finally figured it out - I had WiFi Sync installed and it was somehow interfering with the update.

    Here's the uninstall link:
    http://getwifisync.com/mac/uninstall.zip

    I also had to do a full restart for this to work properly.

    Take this post with a warning - if you have WiFi Sync installed you MAY have the same exact problem as I have had... I fixed it by uninstalling Wifi Sync!

    Good Luck and Happy Updating!
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I don't know about your issue specifically, but I always put my phone in Airplane mode before updating so a phone call doesn't come in at the exact wrong second.

    Just a guess, but would Airplane mode have helped with your problem too? If so it'd probably be the simplest way to deal with it.
     
  3. proathlete03 thread starter macrumors member

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    This is when installing the new iOS - there is no option to use airplane mode.
     
  4. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

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    He means put it on Airplane Mode before starting the process.
     
  5. proathlete03 thread starter macrumors member

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    What would this do?

    This update problem with WiFi Sync effects the Mac and the way iTunes communicates with the iPhone.
     
  6. tadad1 macrumors 6502a

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    It's the same with Windows, the WiFi Sync server and iTunes 10.1 do not play well together.
     
  7. shotts56 macrumors 6502

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    That's been the case for months, there were threads during the summer about this. WiFi Sync, although a great idea, is a bug-ridden piece of crap which the dev should be ashamed of taking good money for and never updating.
     
  8. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    I recall having it in airplane mode actually screwed an upgrade before. I don't put it in airplane mode, comms service is shutdown anyway when the process starts.
     

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