Hi, i had the same problem with my iphone, but i found a way to workaround.
Restore one time.
reconnect the phone
when asking you again, which phone to restore, choose the same as before.
As soon as you see the "restore in progress" screen on the phone,
PULL OUT THE CABLE to interrupt!!!
When you reconnect now, the right phone recognized and usual sync will start.
No garanties, but i worked fine for me.
Worked for me!!
Originally Posted by basst
Similar helped for me. On the second restore, when it didn't continue anymore, I pulled the cable from the phone and iTunes stopped restoring. The phone didn't show the battery anymore, but the Restoring title was still displayed. Plugged the phone back in and regular sync started. When I canceled that, the phone restarted and it's all good now.
All settings are back and all data from App's is still there as well.
Yes, this was the method I used and it works.
Originally Posted by swiss_guy
The problem only happened to me on iTunes 7.7.1, iTunes 7.7 works fine.
So Apple is to blame?
Anyway, for those of you worried about the provenance of your custom fw, I updated to PwnageTool 2.0.2 from the very same application and the behaviour showed up. So be cool.
I just set up as new phone second time around since the data was already restored the first time and then cancelled the auto-sync (or just turn it off in preferences) and that was it. No issues.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
This restore problem you described in the posts above seems to have nothing to do with PwnageTool or jailbroken iPhones as it happens to me on a NON-PWNED iPhone when i did the update to firmware 2.0.1 through iTune.
So rather a problem with iTune or some wrong permission or a locked temp file on the Mac HD...
same thing is happening here: http://discussions.apple.com/thread....54098&tstart=0
No solution there yet.
...So I have just repwn3d my phone, this time selecting that I have never pwn3d my phone before, currently on the first restore, I will hopefully not have to use the trick above, but am pumped up that we have a workaround available. I'll let you guys/girls know what kind of luck I have.
...Above mentioned workaround seems to work and get me past the set up screen. Remember, when basst says to pull out the cable, don't forget, that if you are using a regular iPod cable as opposed to the iPhone one, you'll need to press the lock releases on the side so you don't damage your cable/dock connector.
Thanks for the workaround, it was driving me insane last night before I knew about this.
...Over an hour later iTunes is backing up (still) and only at about 55%. Come on Apple, I know we switched from FW to USB to cut costs, but why not take advantage of what we've got? I could be using a paperclip as a wire to achieve the same speeds.
Same issue here, upgrading a 2G iPhone for 2.0 to 2.0.1.
I also get a pop-up alert that says that the iTunes App Store is not reachable at the moment. The work-around described here worked for me (unplugging). I am not sync'ing again calendars and songs. For some strange reason while I sync'ed this morning first thing, it lost everything from last Friday (last sync) to this morning even if the backup is dated this morning. Should only be a few SMS's and calendar events, but not fun.
Anyone else sees the "iTunes Store"error?