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    Default [iPhone 3G] Frozen iPhone Due To Multiple Apps Installation - Any Assistance?

    I was trying to determine if the nine Springboard screens limit is still being enforced on the iPhone 3G with firmware 2.0, and I was in for a big surprise! I loaded up enough apps to fill up 8 Springboard screens (via iTunes), and the iPhone synced and updated without any problems, although it took forever to sync each of the apps. I don't know why the apps transfer so slowly over WiFi - it's truly ridiculous!!

    So I downloaded more apps onto iTunes to go over the nine Springboard screen limit. I chose the option to sync all apps in the Applications tab in iTunes, then I hit on Sync, and the process began. The apps began to transfer, and about 10 minutes into the process I noticed that the iPhone was frozen on the bootup screen with the silver apple. I thought that this was only a temporary issue, so I rebooted (hit Home button and the Power button for over 10 seconds). The iPhone responded and rebooted, but it came back to the silver apple screen, where it seems like it is looping (similar to what happened with a jailbroken iPhone that had too many apps in the /Applications folder). With a jailbroken iPhone, you could SSH into the /Applications folder and delete the app. With the iPhone 3G, that's not possible yet.

    So now I have an iPhone 3G that is stuck in a loop at the silver apple bootup screen. iTunes does not recognize the phone, so there is no way for me to go back into the profile for the phone and uncheck the box in the Applications tab that syncs all of the apps from iTunes onto the phone. Does anybody have any suggestions as to how I can best get out of this situation? I have some SMS messages that I wanted to keep, but I assume that I will not be able to retrieve those. Two things are necessary here: (1) Apple needs to put a check in place to make sure that the iPhone will not load more apps than the limit allowed on the phone and then let you check which apps you want to sync and load onto the phone; and (2) there should be a way to make modifications in the profile for each phone/iPod in iTunes even if the phone/iPod is not connected. Sometimes you want to uncheck the box that updates the software automatically or the box that starts iTunes automatically when the device is plugged in (and you forget to do it before you unplug the device from iTunes), but you can't do that without plugging in the device first, and that defeats the purpose of making that modification since you have to have the device plugged in, and it will automatically begin to do what you don't want it to do! It's annoying!

    Thank you in advance for any input. I may have to just restore and lose all of the recent SMS messages, but I wish that that were not the case.

    I am using my first generation iPhone in the meantime. It's a good thing that I have not sold it yet!
    Last edited by vandy1997; 07-15-2008 at 05:29 PM.
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    you use a pc or a mac?

    if you have a pc can't you just use iphone browser and delete the app?
    Last edited by aftnine; 07-15-2008 at 07:01 PM.

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    i don't think so.
    because you have to use a jailbroken iphone in order to use iphone browser:p
    so vandy1997 you should wait for a solution
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    I'm on a PC using Windows Vista. I believe that any of the apps that access the phone's file structure need SSH, which will only be available with a jailbreak app. I will likely use the DFU restore method to restore 2.0. It's a shame that Apple released such buggy firmware, but I guess that it had to release it since it had already delayed the release date. However, the phone should not be permitted to go awry in this manner. There should be a message stating that the maximum number of apps has been exceeded, and the syncing should not even commence in a case like this. I thought that it would just install the apps to fill up the nine Springboard screens and provide a message at the end of the syncing process that the other apps could not be installed due to reaching the limit for installed apps on the phone. And in any event, there should be a way to get back into the phone! What if you need to make or receive a phone call?


    Quote Originally Posted by aftnine View Post
    you use a pc or a mac?

    if you have a pc can't you just use iphone browser and delete the app?
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    I performed a DFU restore and it seems like it took. Unfortunately, I lost all of my data. I tried to restore from a backup and it told me that either the file was corrupted or not compatible. That is baloney since I backed up that iPhone 3G with the same firmware version 5A347 on that computer. Syncing the apps with the phone takes forever - almost 4 minutes for each 1mb app - truly ridiculous. I didn't sit around to see the larger apps download! The backup takes just as long. It seems like iTunes 7.7 and firmware 2.0 are pretty buggy and need to be majorly tweaked; firmware 2.0 also has a lag problem. This software was released way too early, but I understand that Apple had to do it due to competitive pressures. Now I just hope that the tweaked and truly FINAL versions will be released soon!
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    Unhappy iPhone 3G frozen

    I had the exact same thing happen installing the update to 1 app. I called Apple, stayed on the phone for an hour. He made me uninstall and re-install iTunes. NOTHING! Neither my computer or iTunes will recognize the iPhone 3g. I have XP, it doesn't seem to matter apparently. I was told the only way to fix it was to take it to the Genius Bar (like that's convenient). If you do, make sure you make an appt. online, looks like they're busy!!

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    I had a similar problem, I was downloading an app from appstore using wifi and it just froze. I tried restarting but it wouldnt get passed the pineapple logo screen when it boots up.

    I just had to restore and jailbreak it again, it seems to be working now. I could'nt backup mine as well as i got the same error.

    Then, I tried download the app qik from cydia, and it froze again! I had to restore again! The 2.0.1 doesn't seem to lag as much as 2.0 and I haven't touched cydia once since I jailbroked it, again.

    I'm kind of glad that I wasn't the only one who experienced this problem but let's hope firmware 2.1 takes care of this!
    Last edited by harpsstyle; 08-26-2008 at 02:04 AM.

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    the new filmware also have a big bug that still not being fix yet... whenever you sync iphone with ipod (if your phone already pwn) you'll lost all the music and you can't play any quicktime movie using safari anymore. Also, alot of frozen phone out there not just 3g it also happen to 2g at well. So, whoever still using 1.1.4.....you are bad*** right now . Just be patient wait for the fixxxxx...Oh! i forgot to mention for whoever don't know, you can only have 9 selection screen on the iphone if you have more than 9 pages...your phone will restart itself or can't run any apps at all. Good Luck.

 

 

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