Wifi-Sync stops restore to old firmware using Cydia shsh

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mediaboy, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. mediaboy macrumors member

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    Hey all,

    Just tried to restore a 3gs to 4.0.1 using my saved Cydia shsh. I tried 4.0 and 4.0.1 and it kept getting hung up on the restore bar, just under the apple logo.

    I fired up the MBP with iTunes 9 and it went through without a hitch.

    Hope this helps anyone else trying to do the same.

    EDIT: Original title listed iTunes 10 as the culprit. We believe it has to do with Wifi-Sync being installed and not iTunes 10. It may cause the problem with any restore.
     
  2. drunken0monkey macrumors member

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    You may well be right but looks like a pretty big leap from itunes stalling during a restore on one machine and working on a different machine with different itunes to itunes 10 being the reason. Could be a TON of other issues at play causing the observed behavior.

    Can anyone else confirm this?
     
  3. iPhone-power macrumors 6502a

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    Did you try firing up TinyUmbrella when it stopped to kick the phone out of recovery mode ?
     
  4. Dan14 macrumors regular

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    I have the same issue on my MacBook Pro but it works fine on my girlfriends MacBook. It will just hang on the iPhone just under the Apple Logo and on iTunes about 5mm from the end of the restore bar. I've even tried uninstalling iTunes 9 and installing it, even thought 10 would fix it but no luck.
    So it's definitely something with an iTunes file or something iTunes related and not iPhone specific.
     
  5. iPhone-power macrumors 6502a

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    As I said in the post above, try using TinyUmbrella to kick the phone out of recovery mode, let it reboot.
     
  6. Dan14 macrumors regular

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    It doesnt get far enough through the restore process to actually apply a useable firmware on the device. Kicking it out of recovery just reboots it back into recovery.

    iTunes cannot apply the whole firmware onto the phone in the first place so it's no use.
     
  7. localboy28 macrumors 6502a

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  8. Dan14 macrumors regular

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    I have used it yes.
     
  9. localboy28 macrumors 6502a

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    Uninstall it on your pc/Mac

    It caused my iPhone to hang on restore last week
    I uninstalled and it restored no probs
     
  10. edlo83 macrumors member

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    That's interesting. Everytime I restore now I get hung up at the same place the OP has. I have to re-install iTunes in order for it to complete the restore process.
     
  11. localboy28 macrumors 6502a

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    I tried restoring 3 times and it hung every time
    Uninstalled wifi sync and tried again and it went through no probs.

    After a hour googling lol
     
  12. mediaboy thread starter macrumors member

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    That makes sense. I have wifi-sync installed as well.

    I wasn't doing the restore wirelessly, but it was installed.

    I can't test it since I have sent of the phone I did the restore on.

    Good to know. Sorry for the confusion.
     
  13. hackthatphone macrumors 68000

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    I've restored to 4.0 and 4.0.1 about twenty times now without issue using iTunes 10. This is a localized problem.
     
  14. mediaboy thread starter macrumors member

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    Did you not read to the end of this thread before responding?
     
  15. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    I had the same issue when restoring my iPod touch 3g to sell on ebay and after a quick google search I just uninstalled wifi sync and it workished.
     
  16. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    Considering you now know that the culprit is NOT iTunes 10, but WiFi Sync, you might as well edit the title/first post of your thread to reflect this. Sadly, lots of people just don't bother reading all the posts in a thread before replying to the OP. ;)
     

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