Oy! I used to have a phone. Now I have a brick.

I did the upgrade to iPhone 2.0 and now my phone forgot its number, and everything but the ability to make emergency calls. Uchgh.

  • Owen Byrne 7y

    Seems like almost enough reason to call 911 :-)
  • Steve Garfield 7y

    Oh man.
  • kosso 7y

    I've been trying to get my iPod Touch upgraded to 2.0, but keep getting 'iTunes store unavailable' booooo!
  • Cole Orton 7y

    i'm glad i chose to upgrade to 2.0 yesterday.
  • Betsy Devine 7y

    Can't believe that iTunes has picked this day of all others to call in sick.
  • Andrew Mager 7y

    They didn't test it?
  • nonaesthetic 7y

  • Mike Mylenbusch 7y

    Glad I upgraded yesterday.
  • easea 7y

    Bummer. It worked fine for me yesterday. It sounds like the activation servers aren't keeping up.

    Seems like it should try again if you disconnect the phone (and maybe restart iTunes) and reconnect the phone.
  • Rob Witte 7y

    Same problem for me. Rats!
  • jmargolese 7y

    stick with it and keep trying. Took me about 30 minutes.
  • Preston Holmes 7y

    I - like many are in the same boat. Pretty atrocious for Apple given their experience of last year. If you are going to hype a big one day roll out, you better have the resources to back it up. Note also that this is messing with their in store activation.
  • Daryl Spitzer 7y

    I had the same problem.

    It's likely this is just a coincidence, but this recipe (from bit.ly/2R7Gdy) worked for me:
    1. launch iphoto
    2. launch itunes
    3. connect phone
    4. close iphoto

    My iPhone is now restored. But my music, podcasts and videos are missing. And iTunes wants to connect to the iTunes Store (which it can't) before it sill let me sync!
  • Dave Winer 7y

    Seems like Apple could use their own version of the Fail Whale.

    images.scripting.com/archiveScriptingCom/2008/07/11/apple...

    And maybe this could be the last earth-shaking rollout. They're bullshit, these are just products, and people depend on them. To hold them sacrifice to Steve's pride or vanity or whatever causes them to try to do everything on one day for the whole fucking world.
  • Dave Winer 7y

    In other words, no more pictures like this.

    newsjunk.com/photos/2008/07/11/02692.html

    Thanks Apple.
  • Dave Mee 7y

    You're lucky, my Nokia just carjacked a police van, shot a priest dead, and set a whale on fire.

    It still has a working address book, though.
  • Dave Winer 7y

    No shit!
  • Dave Winer 7y

    A Fail Whale for Apple...

    failPhone by SeanI.am


    I guess Apple sleeps with the fishes too. :-(
  • Vera 7y

    Get the firmware off modmyifone.com and upgrade manually by shift-clicking on "Update" in iTunes.
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