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post #201 of 381
With the apparent activation overload bogging everything down...

Looks like the safer bet would have been to pirate a copy one day early and install before the mad rush. How's that for irony?
post #202 of 381
Patience, people!

Apple's servers are getting HAMMERED!
post #203 of 381
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Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post

Patience, people!

Apple's servers are getting HAMMERED!

Not that many people own iPhones- must be a Microsoft Borg attack!
post #204 of 381
I started my download about 20 mins via wireless and then carefully plugged in my ethernet cable to decrease the install time which I have done successfully many times.

For some reason I wanted to ensure this change so I turned off the AirPort and got an error that the connection had been lost. hmmm.

In iTunes > Downloads, I saw the download had been halted and selected the "resume" but after nearly 75MB of prior downloading, the download for 3.0 began anew (without re-initializing the process)....

Funny thing, when I go back to iTunes > iPhone, the download button for (3.0), "Update", is no longer greyed out.

When clicked on, the update process begins with the APPLE SLA, etc. until it finally gives a -49 error message and stops.

When I check, the prior download is moving along nicely and when I go back to iTunes > iPhone, the download button for (3.0), "Update", is yet again no longer greyed out.

I tried it again and had the same experience whilst the download continues.

Just now, my iPhone just showed that a Sync in Progress message on the iPhone screen and by the time I finish this sentence, iTunes says the Apple servers are too busy to activate ....

The "Update" button is still active ... man.
post #205 of 381
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Originally Posted by iphoniac View Post

Where can I get a similar link for the iPhone 3G?

I am stuck on beta 5 and don't have the GM version, so it still won't upgrade me since I technically have OS 3.0.

Thanks

That link should work for any phone. You may have to do a full restore on your phone.

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post #206 of 381
This post over at Ars was funny enough to share:


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1. Rage against the machine when you get the iTunes error.
2. Punch your first against your other palm hard enough to bruise while you yell "FUUUUUUUCK!"
3. Write a high milliZeus rant on teh interwabs. I aimed for a 1000 mZ, but I think anything above a 600 counts.
4. Keep plugging and unplugging your usb cable, doing the cycle each time you get the iTunes error.
5. Eventually Teh Steve takes pity on you and answers your prayers for copy and paste on your iPhone.
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post #207 of 381
My phone errored out right at the end on the install-- It took awhile (apple server errors) but it eventually restored to verison 3.0 and then from backup- All good. Just be patient.

No further issues--

Outlook Notes syncing OTA....sweet!
post #208 of 381
I bypassed this just now by having the download complete in iTunes. Then clicked update, waited as software was about 50% extracted, then unplugged ethernet. Once the "Updating Firmware" was displayed I reconnected my ethernet cable.
post #209 of 381
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post #210 of 381
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Originally Posted by dfiler View Post

...Looks like the safer bet would have been to pirate a copy one day early and install before the mad rush. How's that for irony?

Or... you could have realized this would happen (it did last year)... and just wait 'till tomorrow to update. (No pirating required... argh!)
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post #211 of 381
The download went smooth and fast. Started @ noon Pacific Time. However, for about 30 minutes, I kept getting error message that connection to activation server could not be established. Connection finally established and all is moving forward as expected.
post #212 of 381
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Originally Posted by KingOfSomewhereHot View Post

Or... you could have realized this would happen (it did last year)... and just wait 'till tomorrow to update. (No pirating required... argh!)

Not like this- this is pathetic. Think of all the bad press!
post #213 of 381
Safari loading unbelievably fast.

Thank you Apple. And Rogers
post #214 of 381
I am also unable to activate due to server overload. Lame.

Also, I HATE Rogers Canada because they won't allow you to upgrade to the new phone until TWO YEARS into your THREE YEAR contract with them. So, I'll have to wait another year, which will probably mean skipping this generation of iPhone.

ROGERS in CANADA, YOU SUCK!
post #215 of 381
Something that bears repeating, which hasn't been discussed much is the Find My iPhone feature for MobileMe users. Please note when deactivating the feature, no password is needed. A would be thief with a little know how will be able to turn the feature off and you can say goodbye to your precious..... Password lock is still going to be your best bet to keep people out, keep your personal information safe and keep your Find My iPhone feature active......
post #216 of 381
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Originally Posted by merkaba22 View Post

I started my download about 20 mins via wireless and then carefully plugged in my ethernet cable to decrease the install time which I have done successfully many times.

For some reason I wanted to ensure this change so I turned off the AirPort and got an error that the connection had been lost. hmmm.

In iTunes > Downloads, I saw the download had been halted and selected the "resume" but after nearly 75MB of prior downloading, the download for 3.0 began anew (without re-initializing the process)....

Funny thing, when I go back to iTunes > iPhone, the download button for (3.0), "Update", is no longer greyed out.

When clicked on, the update process begins with the APPLE SLA, etc. until it finally gives a -49 error message and stops.

When I check, the prior download is moving along nicely and when I go back to iTunes > iPhone, the download button for (3.0), "Update", is yet again no longer greyed out.

I tried it again and had the same experience whilst the download continues.

Just now, my iPhone just showed that a Sync in Progress message on the iPhone screen and by the time I finish this sentence, iTunes says the Apple servers are too busy to activate ....

The "Update" button is still active ... man.

So, now the iPhone is still at Version 2.2; I locate the software I downloaded in iTunes Folder and click on it which takes me back to iTunes app and asks me if I want to update, I click proceed and it "extracts"; when done it says it can't "activate" but the software was not updated...
post #217 of 381
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Originally Posted by Trajectory View Post

I am also unable to activate due to server overload. Lame.

Also, I HATE Rogers Canada because they won't allow you to upgrade to the new phone until TWO YEARS into your THREE YEAR contract with them. So, I'll have to wait another year, which will probably mean skipping this generation of iPhone.

ROGERS in CANADA, YOU SUCK!

It's a contract.

And mine's 2 years.

Once you're getting closer, then go bitch to them and they might just throw you a bone. Rogers has been known to cave if you bitch hard enough.
post #218 of 381
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Originally Posted by Trajectory View Post

Also, I HATE Rogers Canada because they won't allow you to upgrade to the new phone until TWO YEARS into your THREE YEAR contract with them. So, I'll have to wait another year, which will probably mean skipping this generation of iPhone.

To be more accurate:

You can upgrade. Rogers is just refusing to subsidize your new phone until you finish repaying them for your first subsidized phone. You can have the new phone if you want it, you'll just have to pay (the real price) for it.
post #219 of 381
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Originally Posted by dfiler View Post

To be more accurate:

You can upgrade. Rogers is just refusing to subsidize your new phone until you finish repaying them for your first subsidized phone. You can have the new phone if you want it, you'll just have to pay (the real price) for it.

But they won't tell you that.
post #220 of 381
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Originally Posted by technohermit View Post

I bypassed this just now by having the download complete in iTunes. Then clicked update, waited as software was about 50% extracted, then unplugged ethernet. Once the "Updating Firmware" was displayed I reconnected my ethernet cable.

GREAT CALL! I did exactly what you said and it bypassed the activation server step. It's updating now!
post #221 of 381
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Originally Posted by akoeltz View Post

Something that bears repeating, which hasn't been discussed much is the Find My iPhone feature for MobileMe users. Please note when deactivating the feature, no password is needed. A would be thief with a little know how will be able to turn the feature off and you can say goodbye to your precious..... Password lock is still going to be your best bet to keep people out, keep your personal information safe and keep your Find My iPhone feature active......

What does it matter if a thief turns off the feature? Your phone is already stolen. If they're smart enough to turn off the find-my-iphone-feature, they're smart enough to just turn the phone off.

That's probably why it hasn't been mentioned much.
post #222 of 381
Everything went fine with my download and upgrade EXCEPT - the previous software allowed my Birthday calendar to sync over MobileMe. Did they undo that capability deliberately or just forget it??
post #223 of 381
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Originally Posted by MyopiaRocks View Post

My 2nd gen touch (32gb) with 2.2.2 sees that the update is available, but clicking "update" from within iTunes just loops me back to the, "an update is available" (nothing installs).

Perhaps the servers are overwhelmed with nerds like me trying to be the first to download, first to comment....?

Do you have the latest version of iTunes?
post #224 of 381
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Originally Posted by dfiler View Post

What does it matter if a thief turns off the feature? Your phone is already stolen. If they're smart enough to turn off the find-my-iphone-feature, they're smart enough to just turn the phone off.

That's probably why it hasn't been mentioned much.

I would just think Apple would have some other security measures in place for this feature. Perhaps inputing your MobileMe PW to deactivate.
post #225 of 381
can anybody tell already if Apple managed to realize task syncing with the new software?

thx

Thorge
post #226 of 381
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Originally Posted by cina View Post

I have just updated my iPhone (8GB original) to v3.0. All seemed to go well until the iPhone restarted, connected to iTunes and then I get an iTunes error message that says:

We could not complete your iTunes Store request. An Unknown error occurred (-4)
There was an error in the iTunes store. Please try again later.

I can manually connect to the iTunes store but when I connect the iPhone, I get the above error. Thus, it is not activating my service. The phone was stuck on the initial 'plug the usb cable into iTunes' screen.

Finally, after about 30 minutes of trying (turning the phone off, exiting iTunes, again and again) it finally connected to the iTunes store and it appears that I have my phone back.

Same thing happened to me too. Blank screen, same connect to iTunes etc then all of a sudden the home screen came up.


NetShare works. O2 tethering is £15 for 3GB or £30 for 10GB.
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post #227 of 381
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Originally Posted by etthomas View Post

GREAT CALL! I did exactly what you said and it bypassed the activation server step. It's updating now!

Well crap. It still has to do the activation step after the install. So OS 3.0 is installed, but I don't have any service. Hopefully it will activate soon. I don't really like not having access to the service plan I pay to much for that doesn't include services it should. MMS and tethering, where are you? Bad call pissing off your customers that are forced to be loyal, AT&T.
post #228 of 381
Awesome!!!

I have to yell because the music piping in my ears is so loud!!!
post #229 of 381
The download was successful. It started to extract but when the phone needed to contact the Iphone activation server I had an error. It says it cannot be updated at this time because the iPhone activation server is temporarily unavailable.
This has been like this since 2:30 EST. It is now 4:10 EST. I hope they fix the problem before the next round is release to the world.
post #230 of 381
Great tip! Why does it do that?
post #231 of 381
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Originally Posted by c4rlob View Post

Everything went fine with my download and upgrade EXCEPT - the previous software allowed my Birthday calendar to sync over MobileMe. Did they undo that capability deliberately or just forget it??

Seems that instead of automatically including subscription calendars with MobileMe syncing - they've added the option into the iTunes sync manager. You can now sync your iPhone with both MobileMe and your computer at the same time, which allows you to sync any subscribed calendar via iTunes if not via MobileMe. Interesting solution.
post #232 of 381
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Originally Posted by akoeltz View Post

I would just think Apple would have some other security measures in place for this feature. Perhaps inputing your MobileMe PW to deactivate.

But why?

The thief can just turn the phone off and then wipe it. There's no way around this.

Power cycling the phone must always be possible without supplying a password. Otherwise, phones would get bricked on a regular basis when they crash to the point of not allowing user interaction.
post #233 of 381
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Originally Posted by kulak18 View Post

The download was successful. It started to extract but when the phone needed to contact the Iphone activation server I had an error. It says it cannot be updated at this time because the iPhone activation server is temporarily unavailable.
This has been like this since 2:30 EST. It is now 4:10 EST. I hope they fix the problem before the next round is release to the world.

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Originally Posted by Sojourner View Post

Great tip! Why does it do that?


Just keep retrying ... I did that for about 15 minutes until I was one of the lucky ones and got through.

It is like trying to call a radio call-line. you just have to keep trying
post #234 of 381
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Originally Posted by technohermit View Post

I bypassed this just now by having the download complete in iTunes. Then clicked update, waited as software was about 50% extracted, then unplugged ethernet. Once the "Updating Firmware" was displayed I reconnected my ethernet cable.

Good tip. Hope this works.
post #235 of 381
Seriously? Invest in a server or 2 (hundred). There is absolutely NO reason for me to be getting "server is busy, try later" message. Plan ahead! People might actually want to download the software.
post #236 of 381
Any notice how long it takes the keyboard to switch it's orientation to landscape, and back? I am using the first gen, 2g iphone and noticed this particularly when using the "Notes" app. This is with the new 3.0 OS.
post #237 of 381
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Originally Posted by adam1134 View Post

Seriously? Invest in a server or 2 (hundred). There is absolutely NO reason for me to be getting "server is busy, try later" message. Plan ahead! People might actually want to download the software.

Yea. After all they should have set one up just for you.

Oh. They did.
post #238 of 381
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Originally Posted by estyle View Post

Awesome!!!

I have to yell because the music piping in my ears is so loud!!!

Which headphones?
post #239 of 381
there are some new icons and information in the recent calls screen

also the unknown calls are giving geographic information

got a unknown call and it said Virginia (as in the state)

i will keep looking for new features

(and going to keep mentioning that I am totally loving the bluetooth stereo upgrade until i get flamed)
post #240 of 381
My d/l was a success. Vast improvements! The camera is much clearer, Spotlight is fast, voice memo works flawlessly, Safari is far more responsive, and the iPhone is much snappier!
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