OMG iOS5 has bricked my iPhone 4

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Halp!!!

I had the "restore" issue everyone was having, so I kept trying to update the OS with iTunes. When I try to power the phone up, the iPhone's screen shows a picture of a USB cable and says it wants me to connect to iTunes. I connect to iTunes and it tells me it sees an iPhone that is in restore mode. I click on restore mode and it says it's contacting Apple, then after a few minutes it fails and gives me the stop sign box with unknown error #3014.

o_O
 

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Halp!!!

I had the "restore" issue everyone was having, so I kept trying to update the OS with iTunes. When I try to power the phone up, the iPhone's screen shows a picture of a USB cable and says it wants me to connect to iTunes. I connect to iTunes and it tells me it sees an iPhone that is in restore mode. I click on restore mode and it says it's contacting Apple, then after a few minutes it fails and gives me the stop sign box with unknown error #3014.

o_O

Try doing a hard reset on your phone by holding down the Home and Sleep buttons until you see the Apple appear.
 
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I've tried that, all it does is give me the same "Connect to iTunes" visual indicator on the screen...
 

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May be just that the servers are so overloaded right now.
 
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On the 6th restore attempt, I'm finally getting a "Restore in Progress" indication on the screen, so I think I may be getting somewhere...

(fingers and toes are crossed)
 
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Wow. Looks like it was the server issue...

6 hours after starting the iOS5 download, it's installed & operative on my iPhone. I had to keep telling it to restore, and on the 6th attempt it finally restored & installed iOS5.

Good grief.
 

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