Should backup take days? (JB, 3G, 3.1.3)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by slateef, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. slateef macrumors newbie

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    I have a jailbroken 3G (using jailbreakme), 3.1.3, various winterboard themes and about 90 or so apps. It's an 8 gig model and my info screen is showing that I have about 2.7 gigs free.

    I have tried to do a backup using itunes twice since jailbreaking and each time it has gone on all night long. I ended up having to abort the process since I had to take my phone with me in the morning. I started the process about 4 PM last Sunday and by 6 AM on Monday it was still not done (the status bar looked like it was about 90% of the way to the end).

    Should backups take this long? I suspect not, but wasn't sure. If not, what can I do? Anyone have any idea why it's taking so long? Any advice would be much appreciated!
     
  2. maturola macrumors 68040

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    No it shouldn't unless you are doing the backup manually with a pencil and notepad. :D:D

    I would reinstall iTunes.
     
  3. slateef thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, maturola, I will try that.

    Should I remove it first under the control panel and then download/reinstall? Or just download and install over my existing version?

    Thanks.
     
  4. scirica macrumors 68020

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    I'd try the simpler route first. Just re-install. You can always do the add/remove later if necessary.
     
  5. slateef thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sounds good, I'll try that.

    Is the newest version of itunes "safe" with a jailbroken phone? BTW, what IS the newest version? Did it just come out recently?
     
  6. maturola macrumors 68040

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    Good point I forgot about that, I don't think the Dev team have said anything about the new iTunes being safe as of yet, I would hold tight a bit unless you must solve the problem immediately, it shouldn't be much on an issue since it was a minor update but we never know.
     
  7. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    Are you using VLC player? If so delete the movies in it to speed up sync times. Can take hours if you have movies in that and sync.
     

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