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iTunes wants me to setup my iPhone - i Dont!

Discussion in 'iPhone Jailbreaking, Unlocking & Customisation' started by Maxamus, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Maxamus

    Maxamus Member

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    Ok, Im having some trouble with itunes.
    I plugged in my iPhone to do to do a sync and it worked fine but then I get this screen:

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    Whats going on???

    I don't really want to do anything with the iPhone because i dont want to go through the hassle of unlocking/jailbreaking it again and not to mention getting it to the way i have it setup as now.

    What are my options?
  2. UEF

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    You're probably gonna have to do what it says :(
  3. Maxamus

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    ive just noticed that non of my games and apps work, just take me back to the springboard. ****!

    EDIT: Apps working again now.. this is strange!
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2010
  4. Maxamus

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    Is there anything i can do guys???

    OR do I have to sacrifice the use of iTunes?
  5. DarkEntity

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    Very odd, what have you done to the phone today that may have caused the problem?
  6. Maxamus

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    Well, when i last sync'ed it in itunes i got a text at the same time and after that i got that message above.

    Then non of my apps would work and would just crash back to springboard. I solved this by uninstalling "valet hero" and reinstalling it on the iPhone. When the sync was taking place, itunes was updating valet hero to the latest version when the text came through and all went t1ts up.

    I dont want to restore my phone as there is nothing wrong with it. Its working fine.

    So this leaves me with 2 choices:

    1. Bite the bullet and give in to iTunes
    2. Sacrifice the use of itunes

    Its looking like option 2.
    I only use iTunes to put music/videos/pictures on the iphone. Apps and stuff i download on the phone so thats no problem.

    Now, is there anyway of getting music/movies/pictures onto the iPhone without using iTunes?
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    Not sure if this will help, but should give you an idea of some alternatives to iTunes (it's focused on iPod rather than iPhone)

    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-12519_7-10104294-49.html

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I am quite new to this, but do not use itunes at all, in fact I haven't used it since first activating phone. But can you not use one of the file converters that lets you download windows based music, then convert to iphone files?
  9. Maxamus

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    yes I use itunes.
    I use it to transfer music/movies/pictures to the iphone.
    That is all I use it for.

    i thought mp3 files were iphone friendly?
    i already convert my movies so they are iphone friendly but how can i get them on without using itunes?
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    6 Ways To Sync Music To Your iPhone Without iTunes
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  11. Maxamus

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    Use iPhoneFolders (.com)
  13. Maxamus

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    Im guessing this is the same as iFileBox which is a iphone browser.

    When i copy things over to the camera folder, the dont show in the app so im doing it wrong...?

    I dont even know where the movie files are kept...
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    Have you jailbreaked the iphone ? is it a 3g or 2g and what os are you on mate ?
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    JailBroken 3GS running 3.1.2
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    I've not found anything that works as well as iTunes for just backing up and syncing. It's a pain in the backside to have to use it sometimes, but it does just work.
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    By now you could've run pkgbackup (or backed up in Rock if you can't sync), carefully restored using a custom firmware and got it all back running again.
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    ive just done my 3g and itunes came up with the same thing with me i just clicked on setup new phone named my iphone and that was that.
    If you want to use itunes with a jailbroken phone you need to get a file called appsync 3.1.2 then you can drag apps onto your phone throught itunes no probs :clap: There is another proggy called media monkey thats ok to use but a little buggy with the iphone but works A1 with ipod

    If ive not answered your Q then explain what you want to do ?
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  19. Maxamus

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    When you set it up as a new phone, did it restore it default? Remove everything on it and restore it to an unlocked and unjailbroken state?

    What i want to do is nothing! My phone is working fine.
    iTunes is the problem. I don't want to set up my phone as a new phone or restore it from a previous sync. I just want iTunes to work.

    I've been syncing with iTunes since I got the iPhone and its always worked. Now it doesn't (even though nothing has changed)!
    Working one day, and not the next.....
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    i just setup as new phone and it synced my bookmarks for IE and thats it mate you have to name the phone i think for itunes to reconise it (Dont qoute me on that thou lol) mine is still unlocked and jailbroken. The only thing that itunes does is ask for a update to 3.1.3 so i click cancel
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  21. Maxamus

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    So I take it your phone was syncing fine with itunes and then suddenly you got that message that I posted in my 1st post?

    Did it give you the other option to restore from a backup?
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    i used itunes to put on 3.1.2 os then unplugged it.
    Then i jailbreaked the phone & unlocked it.
    Then i plugged it back in itunes and setup a new phone
    Itunes sucks but you need it really to restore your phone if it ****s up.
    iPhone Folders << This browses all the iphone folders and is much bettter Its FREE so take a look
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  23. Maxamus

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    Well, i feel like a bit of an idiot.

    Did what you said and set it up as new phone and it worked just fine. asked me to name it and then sync'ed with no problem.

    All is good :thumbsup:

    Cheers
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  25. Maxamus

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    Have to sync all my music, pictures and movies to it again which will take agesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss............:boring:
  26. Mastermark2005

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    No probs mate been messing about with iphones for ages now lol glad you sorted it :clap:
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    It does take a while :facepalm:
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    I tend to just do mine a bit at a time.

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