iPhone 3G has LOCKED up again
This is the 2nd time my iPhone 3G white 16GB has locked up to the point where I can't do anything with it.
When I connect to iTunes, it'll recognize it, but when I click "Restore" I get an error saying, can't connect to iPhone.
I don't know if it's 2.0 software, App Store apps or hardware.
When I went to the Apple store, they were able to connect it to their iTunes and wipe the phone. But I can't do that at home on my iTunes. That's bogus!
So today when I go to the Apple store, I'm going to push for a new one, instead of them wiping my current one. And I may just hold off downloading and installing App Store apps until 2.01 update is released.
This is really pissing me off. I'm coming from an AT&T Tilt with Windows Mobile 6. Granted, that had little problems here and there, but NEVER has it locked up to the point where I had to go to the store for them to restore it. I would just push the stylus into the reset switch and go about my business myself.
Now with the iPhone, I have to waste my gas driving 40 min. round trip to the Apple store for them to wipe/reset my phone.
I know every company, OS, software, etc. has it's little quirks. But the grass is not as green as I thought it would be over here on Apple's lawn.
- 07-18-2008, 10:52 AM #2
- 07-18-2008, 09:42 PM #4iPhone Nanite
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What exactly happened? I think I may be in the same predicament. Yesterday I pulled the iPhone out of my pocket and all of sudden it is Locked and can't do anything except make an Emergency call. Also there was a message on the screen that states
"Repair Needs, Can't recieve for make outgoing calls, Please contact apple.com/support".
I then figured a restore would fix things but iTunes won't restore it and barely recognizes the device. Each time I try to restore it gives me a 1604 Error message saying it can't restore. Is that what happened to you? What did you say to the Apple people?
- 07-18-2008, 10:04 PM #5
Yes, experiencing many lockups. My Blackjack II, Tilt, and Treo were all far more stable devices. Shame really since I really love the webrowsing on this thing. I'm already looking forward to the Treo 850...it will probably suit my needs better anyways (PIM on iPhone is a joke).
- 07-19-2008, 12:05 PM #6
- 07-19-2008, 04:15 PM #7
- 07-19-2008, 04:31 PM #8
- 07-20-2008, 04:46 PM #9
This doesn't happen often, mind you, but I thought it might be helpful to point it out.
PS-As a sidenote, is anyone else having problems POSTING messages/replies to this forum from your Iphone 3g? Ironically enough, I tried to reply to this thread twice before on my Iphone and I would get the message that I wasn't logged in (of course I had logged in minutes earlier). So on the third attempt, I used my desktop and voila, it worked....