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Thread: iTunes won't detect my iPhone
09-02-2007, 01:27 AM #1
iTunes won't detect my iPhone
im FREAKIN pissed off... my iTunes wont detect my phone so i cant sync... I KNOW that if ill restart the computer... it will detect it.. but why ?? whadafuxup?! its fully restored and not even jailbroken...
anyone knows what to do?
09-02-2007, 01:09 PM #2
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Try a few things:
1. if you have a virus software such as Symantec/Norton you'll want to disable it for a few seconds. This will allow iTunes to recongnize the iPhone. I've had this problem with secondary iPods before.
2. with iTunes open and the iPhone connected undock/unconnect the iPhone from the connection with iTunes. Wait a few seconds and then connect it again to the sync cable or dock. This should connect the iPhone. I had this problem last night when first trying to put ringtones on via iPhoneringtonemaker.
Let us know what happens.<--- I'm new so don't hit me just yet.
10-23-2007, 09:21 AM #3
i have the same freaking problem.....my itune/ibrickr does not detect my iphone so i cant sync or do anything....trying to find a solution without restoring and unlocking it again....now looks like i'll have to and hope for the best that it will detect once its unlock again
10-23-2007, 09:56 AM #4
Did this work for you guys at anytime before? You may be missing the iTunes iPhone device driver kext
10-23-2007, 01:19 PM #5
10-23-2007, 09:47 PM #6
I know I'm cross-posting this, but I've got the same problem here - I took a look at the link provided above but it's Windows or my Mac won't even detect the iPhone when I plug it in.
Any help would be awesome!
10-23-2007, 09:50 PM #7
you dont get any errors or anything from itunes
10-23-2007, 10:00 PM #8
What's also happening is that my iPhone is running just horribly slow - it takes forever to turn on, and I've got to press the home button a few times before it responds, and even then, it gets stuck showing just the wall paper for the longest time.
A bit more info - when I plu gin my 30GB iPod video iTunes recognizes it no problem.
Last edited by kokanee; 10-23-2007 at 10:02 PM.
10-23-2007, 10:10 PM #9
can you get it in restore mode..and itunes doesent reconize it then
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10-23-2007, 10:13 PM #10
10-23-2007, 11:30 PM #11
'The iPod "iPod" could not be restored. An unknown error occured (-8).'
I tried this on a PC by the way, I'll give it a shot on my Mac and see what I get.
Haha, any more ideas?
I found the Lockdown folder - just about to delete the files in there[/edit]
Okay, so here's what I did to restore back to 1.1.1 on my Mac:
First thing, I rebooted my Mac
1. Put my iPhone into recovery mode
2. On my Mac, I went in the ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates
3. I deleted whatever files were in there
4. Started up iTunes
5. Detected my iPhone - said it was in Recovery Mode
6. Click to restore - it redownloaded the 1.1.1 restore file
8. Now the iPhone is recognized when I plug it into my PC or Mac
9. Drawback - it's back to 1.1.1 - have to go through the steps to jailbreak/activate again
Just want to say thank you to those who replied back!
jjgsxr883 - thanks for the idea of putting the iPhone to recovery mode!
Last edited by kokanee; 10-23-2007 at 11:30 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
10-23-2007, 11:35 PM #12
mmm wierd that shouldnt have done anything deleteing software updates but great you got it back from being dead..lol you`ll find out there some trial and error to modding the iphone
10-23-2007, 11:38 PM #13
Yeah, I thought the whole deleting thing was weird too - but I was reading up on Apple's Support Discussions that there may have been an error while downloading the restore file (break in communication, etc.) - and that by re-downloading, it'll usually work. Hey, I can't complain, it helped me
08-19-2010, 04:25 AM #14
I'm having the same fricken problem.. Itunes won't even pick up my iphone nothing is showing up..i ran the test on itunes all it said was can't pick up RUL.. what the hell is that? Someone HELP PLEASE!!
08-19-2010, 11:48 AM #15
This post is three years old, restore to 1.1.1 should have been the clue.
06-06-2013, 01:09 AM #16
Disconnect iPhone and close iTunes.
Go to Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools.
Under Administrative Tools, Go to Services and look for 2 services.
Apple Mobile Device
Both services should be started If they are not, start both of them.
Start iTunes and wait for it to finish loading.
Reconnect iPhone. Voila! It should see your iPhone.
Last edited by marrylinedan; 06-19-2013 at 05:29 AM.
06-14-2013, 10:58 AM #17
Don't you think, you are a bit late with that answer