update to 3.0 now lost all data

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bull0010, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. bull0010 macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2009
    I updated to 3.0 on my 3G and I have now lost all my data...contacts, apps, calendar dates, music...everything!! I tried to restore from backup but it doesn't add any of my info....just shuts my pc and iphone off. :confused:
  2. iPhonedHome macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2008
    Sorry for being so possitive but iTunes is a complete effing joke. I've been trying to update my wife's phone now for the 5th time. I could give a crap about backing up the phone I just want to install 3.0

    It just sits there at about half way and 90 minutes into it. She barely has anything on it. NO music. A few pics and apps.

    This is BS!!! :mad:
  3. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Well I got 3.0 downloaded on my 3G iPhone. But when sync I get very slow sync times. Seems to be hanging up during the back up part forever!
  4. dante@sisna.com macrumors 6502a


    Apr 21, 2006
    I lost all my data so far as well.

    I went to install the update to 3.0.

    It started to unpack the update after downloading.

    At some point either during unpacking, on the install, or on the verification with Apple it went into recovery mode. (You know the usb plug icon with up arrow point to iTunes Logo.

    So now, from both my laptop and my desktop when I insert the iPhone into cradle I only get "iTunes has detected a phone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes."

    Now I have not restored it yet as it does not show my usual data in iTunes and I would like to not loose all this if possible -- most of the iPhone is backed up in other ways so it is not a disaster.

    Does anyone know if my backup data is anywhere to be found. I would like the path to a file (On a Mac) and a procedure if any one can easily provide this.

    Thank you in advance for any advice. Don't go too far out of your way.


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