How long does it take for a iphone 3gs to restore?

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Found 27th May 2011
I tried to restore my iphone through the phone settings.."Erase all settings and contents" or something and its been half hour and it still shows a loading circle, it just keeps spinning.

Is this what normally happens?

Any help appreciated. Thanks.


It was a while now but my 3g took around an hour I think. Maybe depends on how much stuff is on it?

As said, Takes a while, I found that connecting it to pc and loading itunes seemed to give mine a kick up the butt.


Purely depends on how much stuff is on there. Just make sure you have it charging at the same time.


I agree OP.

iTunes sucks.

was it jailbroken as i had this problem it just sat in a loop for a good few hours doing had a quick check on the web and a lot of places said it was due to it being jailbroke (dont know if true or not) but i just hooked it up to my pc and held home and power button until itunes found it and restored that way in the end

this /\ /\ /\

restore thru itunes if its jailbroken, otherwise it will hang forever
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