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October 13, 2011


THANK YOU! I updated my iPhone 4 yesterday, after the rush, and had zero issues. Today, in the middle of a podcast, the phone went totally dead as you described. I followed your directions and it's restoring now.

Thank YOU! Been unable to update to since last week, I was running a beta version of iOS5 and neither iTunes nor on-air update was working. This fixed me up.

Okay. This is funny now but it wasn't for the last 45 minutes. Turns out the iTunes installed in Windows through VMware hijacked the USB and had fired up iTunes on the Windows side. It was behind a number of other windows so who knew. Growl was reporting that the USB was connected to OS X so I would never have guessed that that was the a problem. Once I killed the hijacked USB then iTunes in OS X spotted the iPhone. Waste of time but lesson for future reference.

My daughter's phone bricked last night trying to update to iOS6. This procedure saved me a lot of time, effort and $$$.

Many Thanks!

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