iPhone Won’t Restore or Update

by Michael on July 9, 2011 · 2 comments

Yikes. Just had the same problem with my iPhone 4 that I had when trying to update my iPad 2. It got most of the way through the update process and then it just froze. I tried again (from recovery mode) and got the same result.

Since I was able to circumvent this problem on my iPad by using a different computer, I switched from my MacBook Pro to our iMac upstairs and voíla, it worked. I have no idea what’s going on, but my MacBook Pro appears to be the culprit… Hmmmm. Not sure what to make of that.

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steven YEP February 9, 2012 at 1:36 am

2. iPhone can’t boot normally.
If placed in a doc,
It turn on and turn of again.
But in “Recovery Mode”, it does
not turn of again.

I’m not sure is it’s hardware problem?

1. Actually, I been jail break IOS 5.0.1, before sleep i charging ,when i wake up morning the phone always automatic restart stopes at apple and
Jumped restarting, when I unplug the phone is nothing power, press turn on and home screen also no power, Only plug change & connect I tunes working, but cannot make restore…
My I phone 4 is dead now, cannot turn on 🙁
Some people please teaching me,
How to resolve my problem,
I restore using I tunes feedback message (21′) & (1602′)
I been try to check up all this same…
Not work 🙁 helps helps


Fman April 4, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Hey man… So your iPhone won’t start up, eh? Your solution is simple. Hold down the start and power button at the same time for at least 10 seconds, non-stop. And if you want to update and it says it can’t connect to the update server or something in that nature, you need to find a website that you can manually download the update.(Make sure you get the right update with the right company and the right device, if ignored, you will have a totally destroyed iPhone!) And if you are on Windows 7, open iTunes, plug in the iPhone, and then comes the slightly tricky part. If you know how to add an item directly to the “%appdata%, iTunes”, then iTunes will say that there is an update available and ask if you want to update. If you don’t know, however, it takes a little more work(once again, I only know the Windows 7 method, sorry if you use Mac). Save the update file to your desktop, music folder, or basically anywhere you can find it fast and easy. Then, go to your devices and select your iPhone(after plugging it in, of coarse!) and find the “Update” button. Hold the “Shift” key and click the update folder at the same time. That will open up a file opener. Find your update, make sure it is it, double check(triple check if necessary 🙂 )
Then wait about 10 minutes to update, and of coarse you should’ve backed up your data, then VOLLA! Your iPhone has been fixed and updated. If the fixing your iPhone method didn’t work, I’m sorry, but your iPhone is totaled. You will need a new one, or you could go back to a Nokia (NOT) XD . If the update didn’t work, take my advice, and do NOT, I repeat, DO NOT go to Verision, AT&T, or whatever you use. The most they would probably just give you a new iPhone. Go to the nearest Apple Store and explain that no matter what, your iPhone just can’t update. They will attempt to update it, and if THEY could not update it, it is just about certainly a system error, so get a new iPhone. I hope this helped you, and PEACE!

“Life is what you make it, get the most of it before it is too late.”
*Quote by me. 🙂


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