Hello all. So, like everyone else, I updated my software last night, but am now left with a blank phone after it continues to fail to restore over and over and over. I keep receiving the message "an error occurred while restoring this iPhone (-1)" and "iTunes could not restore the iPhone because an error occurred". Then, my iPhone will shut itself off, reboot and I will then get the message, "iTunes was interrupted while restoring the contents of the iPhone. would you like to restore this iPhone again now?". I have the option to "cancel", "delete backup" and "continue restore". Every single time, for the last eight hours or so, when I click "continue restore", it will begin to restore, telling me that it has about 3 or 4 minutes left and, as soon as the bar hits - maybe - 10%, it crashes and my iPhone shuts off again. So, my question is, what is the solution? Last night, prior to installing the software, I manually extracted all of my files (i0s files, applications etc.) and saved them into a folder on my Mac. Is there anything I can do with these files? Can I manually restore my phone using these files? How do I use the "sqlitedb" (spelling?) file for my contacts? It really isn't prudent of me to have a blank phone and I'm really just becoming angrier and angrier about the whole ordeal. Thanks for any help you may be able to afford.