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    iPhone.Mac.Blake's Avatar
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    Default iPhone 4.0 Problem- PLEASE HELP

    My iPhone is a BRICK! What do I do? I registered my UDID with the Developer Program, and I try to restore it to 4.0 with iTunes on my windows computer, and it say "This iPhone cannot be restore. Error 13" So what the heck do I do? I tried to restore back to 3.1.3, and it won't let me. Tried to restore to both 3.1.3 and 4.0 on my Mac, and it won't let me!! What do I do? When I tried to restore back to 4.0, my Mac just kinda stuck on "preparing to Restore". It didn't freeze, just stayed on that screen.

    HELP ME!
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    How long was it stuck on your mac? It took me a few minutes for any sort of progress to appear when I was updating to 4.0.
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    I had the same problem with error 13. It was just a black screen. I powered off the phone and was able to turn it back on which put it into recovery mode. iTunes detected it and restored it to 3.1.3. I then decided to do the update on my MacBook and everything worked fine.
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    I had the same issue. Make sure your running iTunes 9.1, that was my issue.

    Now if only I could get wireless to work..
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    Default aaarrgggghhhhh

    I believe its a windows issue. Everyone keeps mentioning its working fine on their macs... And everyone on windows 7 especially is running into the error 13. I lost my jailbreak and everything awesome on my phone for a stripped 3.1.3.
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    Its partly a Windows issue. You'll get the same error if your not running iTunes 9.1 on a Mac though. I spent 3 hours restoring my phone before I figured that out lol
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    ok, am i reading this right.....os 4.0 is out?
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    You're not reading it right. A beta version is available for developers only. However I am sure you can find it somewhere though if you know where to look. Don't come crying on here if you find it and it bricks your phone. It's beta, not GM. However feedback on it if you are successful would be appreciated and welcomed.
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    ok, got it now, rememberd he said its out for dev's....
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    I keep getting the error 13 too, I'm on a windows 7 machine
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    You guys do realize the way to ACTUALLY load an unofficial OS onto an iPhone as a developer is through Xcode and NOT through iTunes at all.

    iPhone 4.0 is not at all compatible with iTunes of any version (yet). You need to download the .dmg for 4.0 from the dev portal, open XCode AFTER you have your UDID on file, choose to use the device as a test device, select other version for software, and navigate to 4.0 and load it THROUGH XCODE, NOT through iTunes. That is where a majority of people's problems are coming from. Once you do this, then click use as test device again in XCode, and after that, close XCode and finally go into iTunes and sync like normal.

    For those of you on PCs, I'm assuming you were added by a friend or another dev. I know using iTunes is your only option, but keep in mind, that is NOT the way it was meant to be installed, and anyone who is a "dev" should have an intel-based mac for this stuff, which means you would have XCode and you'd be able to install it the proper way without all these error codes and issues.

    That's the chance you take when installing an un-official version the incorrect way. Apple states on the website not to use iTunes to install a beta OS version, but to use XCode, as it installs differently.
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    Damn beat me to it. You shouldn't be using iTunes to load non official os's into the phone.
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    If you are not a TRUE developer you should not be installing this...
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 04-09-2010 at 12:34 PM.
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    I wish I had read this before I gave them 99 bucks, last year they installed fine right through itunes on windows. I have a feeling its a no refund policy too (thinking what can I sell on ebay to buy a mac mini with). It would be nice to put some of the things I learned in programming classes to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dloveprod View Post
    I wish I had read this before I gave them 99 bucks, last year they installed fine right through itunes on windows. I have a feeling its a no refund policy too (thinking what can I sell on ebay to buy a mac mini with). It would be nice to put some of the things I learned in programming classes to use.
    Apparently you did not read the Apple website at ALL before paying them 99$. You HAVE to develop on an intel-based mac, as that is what runs the SDK. You use Xcode and several other functions that are Mac only. The iPhone is a branch of Mac OS X, what did you expect?

    That's like saying you'd develop for Mac on a PC and vice versa. Not the best solution, and probably won't work.

    They aren't installing correctly because the file system changed in 4.0, with 3.0 I do not believe it did. Therefore, iTunes is not at ALL compatible with 4.0 - installing it through iTunes will screw with your file systems and make your phone incredibly laggy or just plain make it a brick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Sikora View Post
    If you are not a TRUE developer you should not be installing this...
    This is pretty much the bottom line. If you are not using it as a development tool, WAIT UNTIL THE OFFICIAL RELEASE.

    You will get NO support from Apple having a beta OS on your phone, UNLESS you have a development license.
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    I'm gonna get it on one way or another, I understand the risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMuggle View Post
    You guys do realize the way to ACTUALLY load an unofficial OS onto an iPhone as a developer is through Xcode and NOT through iTunes at all.

    iPhone 4.0 is not at all compatible with iTunes of any version (yet). You need to download the .dmg for 4.0 from the dev portal, open XCode AFTER you have your UDID on file, choose to use the device as a test device, select other version for software, and navigate to 4.0 and load it THROUGH XCODE, NOT through iTunes. That is where a majority of people's problems are coming from. Once you do this, then click use as test device again in XCode, and after that, close XCode and finally go into iTunes and sync like normal.

    For those of you on PCs, I'm assuming you were added by a friend or another dev. I know using iTunes is your only option, but keep in mind, that is NOT the way it was meant to be installed, and anyone who is a "dev" should have an intel-based mac for this stuff, which means you would have XCode and you'd be able to install it the proper way without all these error codes and issues.

    That's the chance you take when installing an un-official version the incorrect way. Apple states on the website not to use iTunes to install a beta OS version, but to use XCode, as it installs differently.
    Couldn't have said it better myself. People don't understand this is a DEVELOPMENT TOOL and not just something to screw around with. They release these beta's for a reason. Anyone stupid enough to load a beta just because it looks cool is dumb and does not deserve an iphone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dloveprod View Post
    I'm gonna get it on one way or another, I understand the risk.
    Well that's completely on you. You have a developers license now, call Apple. They'll tell you that you have to have a Mac to install properly.

    As far as installing through Windows, sure, you can force iTunes to install it through a few simple command line prompts, but you'll have LOTS of issues. I can almost guarantee that.

    People keep complaining of lag and general slowness and errors, people who installed it the correct way and for a justified reason, are not experiencing those errors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMuggle View Post
    Well that's completely on you. You have a developers license now, call Apple. They'll tell you that you have to have a Mac to install properly.

    As far as installing through Windows, sure, you can force iTunes to install it through a few simple command line prompts, but you'll have LOTS of issues. I can almost guarantee that.

    People keep complaining of lag and general slowness and errors, people who installed it the correct way and for a justified reason, are not experiencing those errors.
    I'm gonna get a mini in the morning and do it the right way, thanks for your help
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    Default Restore to 3.1.2 after 4.0 beta

    I upgraded to 4.0 for a few days to try it out. I missed my jailbreak, so i wanted to go back. Did some soul searching and found this. I pointed itunes to suriks servers to use my shsh's on file. upgraded to 3.1.3, but the install hangs up. ran blackra1n RC3, and itunes activated the the phone. I then restored to 3.1.2, and the same thing happened, ran blackra1n RC3 again, and the phone booted on 3.1.2 non jailbreak. I then used redsn0w 9.4 and pointed it to the 3.1.2 ipsw file and it jailbroke the phone. I am now back to normal with my 3.1.2 jailbreak after 4.0 install trial. This took about 3hours tinkering with it. But it did work. You will have to google for steps to point itunes to suriks servers, and I was using the latest version of itunes. Also this was done on a mac. Hope this helps. It is poss. to go backwards.

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