iPhone Restore Stuck!

Posted on 2009-12-26
Last Modified: 2013-11-06
I received a replacement iPhone today from the Apple store (because my other one had battery issues.) I brought it home and tried to do a restore from iTunes. It's been like 3.5 hours and it's stuck about 50%. What do you suggest? I don't want to lose anything.
Question by:RobertNZana
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    Accepted Solution

    As long as iTunes is stable, you shouldn't lose the data. Having said that, I've had a restore take up to 8 hours for whatever reason.

    Assisted Solution

    You will need to restore it from another computer. Yes I may take a while (YAWN) to restore but it shouldnt get stuck at any point. I have found doing the restore from iTunes on a differnet computer seem to work everytime.

    Assisted Solution

    restore requires downloading the firmware, deleting loads of the system files + all your music (just in case they aren't tagged with my horrific DRM) + movies (same reason) before decompressing the archive and writing it all back to the device.

    in my personal experience, USB 1.0 transfers have taken up to 6 hours, and USB 2.0 transfers take about 1 hour max (including downloading)

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