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    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    Those aren't really syncing applications but more to extract files to be saved to a separate location (aka manual piecemeal backup) or if you needed to delete content so it would not be over capacity and therefore be able to be routinely backed up by iTunes, as in my case.
    I was trying to extract. I had an mp3 database on my PC with like 10,000 files. I had narrowed down to like 100 songs on my iPhone to not take up all the space, cause when you just sync with it, it loads EVERYTHING...

    So I was trying to take the 100 songs off my phone, put them in a seperate database, then sync the Phone with that. So all in all, I was trying to extract. I tried a few different pieces of software and the phone just kept blocking the communication...

    But again, I probably did something wrong. I tried it on like 3 different machines to no avail

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    Thanks again for the support guys. I just got off my lunch and I tried "recboot" and it would only reboot the phone over and over again, continually in recovery mode. Quick downloaded the program "tinyumbrella" and the application wouldn't even start on my computer. It's so aggravating. Zach I'm going to try the apple store after work and pray they can salvage my data. I already spoke with apple tech support online this morning and the girl said I have to system restore and my data is lost. I don't need to hear I should be using icloud. I'm already aware I'm an idiot for not backing it up more frequently. It just annoys me that their product crashes after installing their own OS update and you can't retrieve anything after that. Like you said, you can only tap into 10% of the capabilities of the iphone. Too bad we can't load up the iphone with the same drugs scarlett johansson is on in that new movie.

    I used to love all my apple devices. I started using apple products around 13 years ago because everything windows I had was nothing but trouble. For the first ten years using apple it was glorious, not a problem and they were more than happy to go out of their way to help out their customers. I had the same problem about 7-8 years ago but with my iBook G4 and was unfortunately out of warranty, but they replaced my hard drive for free (would have cost over $800) and only charged me a storage rental fee of like 30 bucks for my data while my laptop was being repaired. Now when I go to those stupid stores I'm just hassled by hipsters who seem to just want to work there to seem cool versus actually knowing and appreciating the work they're doing. I'm about to ditch apple altogether now.

    Gaff and Spicoli I'm gonna research those programs now and download them when I'm off work (can't access the corporate wifi on my private laptop... bs). Not easy to get a lot of work done when I can't even use my phone anyway. arghh rant over lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZombieSurfer View Post
    Thanks again for the support guys. I just got off my lunch and I tried "recboot" and it would only reboot the phone over and over again, continually in recovery mode. Quick downloaded the program "tinyumbrella" and the application wouldn't even start on my computer. It's so aggravating. Zach I'm going to try the apple store after work and pray they can salvage my data. I already spoke with apple tech support online this morning and the girl said I have to system restore and my data is lost. I don't need to hear I should be using icloud. I'm already aware I'm an idiot for not backing it up more frequently. It just annoys me that their product crashes after installing their own OS update and you can't retrieve anything after that. Like you said, you can only tap into 10% of the capabilities of the iphone. Too bad we can't load up the iphone with the same drugs scarlett johansson is on in that new movie.

    I used to love all my apple devices. I started using apple products around 13 years ago because everything windows I had was nothing but trouble. For the first ten years using apple it was glorious, not a problem and they were more than happy to go out of their way to help out their customers. I had the same problem about 7-8 years ago but with my iBook G4 and was unfortunately out of warranty, but they replaced my hard drive for free (would have cost over $800) and only charged me a storage rental fee of like 30 bucks for my data while my laptop was being repaired. Now when I go to those stupid stores I'm just hassled by hipsters who seem to just want to work there to seem cool versus actually knowing and appreciating the work they're doing. I'm about to ditch apple altogether now.

    Gaff and Spicoli I'm gonna research those programs now and download them when I'm off work (can't access the corporate wifi on my private laptop... bs). Not easy to get a lot of work done when I can't even use my phone anyway. arghh rant over lol
    Note: If you continue to use the iPhone, you can locally backup all your data and apps in iTunes. Matter of fact, I would open up iTunes on your Mac and check the last backup date. It may have automagically done that for you recently. When it does that, it saves all your purchased apps and pics.

    No need for iCloud....

    Another note to ALL OF YOUZ: Get on GOOGLE PLUS. For years, they have been offering free, unlimited photo and video cloud services. Every photo and video I have EVER taken on any of my devices automatically upload to google plus any time i get within Wi-Fi range. Make sure to set it to Wi Fi only, and you will NEVER have this problem again. I have every pic and video ever, for 5 years up on Google Plus... All free. And you can make it private so no one can access it but you...

    Saved me from numerous headaches similar to yours.

    And don't trust the chick on the phone. Out of 30 hipsters at the apple store, there will be a few guru's who like a challenge. I am sure they can tap into it somewhow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    Note: If you continue to use the iPhone, you can locally backup all your data and apps in iTunes. Matter of fact, I would open up iTunes on your Mac and check the last backup date. It may have automagically done that for you recently. When it does that, it saves all your purchased apps and pics.

    No need for iCloud....

    Another note to ALL OF YOUZ: Get on GOOGLE PLUS. For years, they have been offering free, unlimited photo and video cloud services. Every photo and video I have EVER taken on any of my devices automatically upload to google plus any time i get within Wi-Fi range. Make sure to set it to Wi Fi only, and you will NEVER have this problem again. I have every pic and video ever, for 5 years up on Google Plus... All free. And you can make it private so no one can access it but you...

    Saved me from numerous headaches similar to yours.

    And don't trust the chick on the phone. Out of 30 hipsters at the apple store, there will be a few guru's who like a challenge. I am sure they can tap into it somewhow.
    Not even a chick on the phone. A girl named TIFFANY... I talked to through IM on apple's support site. And trust me I need one of those old school apple gurus to help me out, all those hipsters that don't know much will only help by what they've been trained with, which is apple only. Those old gurus will know third party ways in and out of the software.

    And I know, it's been months since I hooked my phone up to my computer. I used to sync it often but since I have a 64 GB phone it takes like 2 hours to sync everything... Hence my laziness. I should just turn on wifi syncing so whenever I'm home it just does it automatically. I'm shooting myself in foot right now ugh. If apple wasn't so stuck on their own sh!t and would actually work with other hardware I wouldn't be having this problem. If I had an android phone I'd have a 128 GB mini-SD card in there with everything saved on that and would not even have to be dealing with this headache right now.

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    Android my dude. It's all about android. Memory Cards. Any game, app, program is downloadable in .apk format from a million sources.... They decided not to hold consumers by the balls....

    From a business standpoint, apple is genius, but unless you want to be caught in the endless cycle of money, get out while you can... Apple has never been about people... All business baby.

    If Apple had better products, they wouldn't have to take advantage of their customers the way they do.

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    PC/Android interface is like Atari 2600 bro. Nothing holds a candle to Apple.

    I agree there's been an influx of hipsters there in the employee ranks and an outflux of useful smarts but we should be used to that by now in society. We always have to hunt out the decision makers vs. minions and the skilled vs. unskilled. Does every dude at Home Depot know what they're talking about? Hail no. Half are shelf stockers while the other half are retired master tradesmen who know more MacGuyver tactics than we could hope to learn.

    I've spent 10k in 5 years at Apple and have 20k in gear from them overall. So when I have an issue, I have no problem walking in there, passing the minions who just want to put you in a queue, going right up to the real ones and if they balk at the assistance I'm looking to get then, yes, I've spent enough funds there where I have no problem playing the "Do you know who I am and how much I've spent here" card. It typically works.

    FYI, back in March I had a mid-2010 MacBook Pro that was shotting the bed in multiple ways and was a solid year out of warranty. They shouldn't even have looked at it without charging me based on that fact. Pride started to kick in when they couldn't determine what was wrong with the hard drive or processor when it kept freezing up then only starting sometimes. In the end, they replaced it brand new with an out of the box mid-2012 MBP that cost hundreds more than my ill machine ever did. Cost to me? Zero.

    I'm ok with patronizing Apple for a few more years after that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    I've spent 10k in 5 years at Apple and have 20k in gear from them overall. So when I have an issue, I have no problem walking in there, passing the minions who just want to put you in a queue, going right up to the real ones and if they balk at the assistance I'm looking to get then, yes, I've spent enough funds there where I have no problem playing the "Do you know who I am and how much I've spent here" card. It typically works.
    Same boat I'm in right now lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    PC/Android interface is like Atari 2600 bro. Nothing holds a candle to Apple.
    Have you played around with one lately? I was not a fan of Android for a few years. I have always hated apple, but agreed that the iPhone was a game changer. This day in age, I much prefer my Galaxy interface. It does EVERYTHING the iPhone does, just better. IMO.

    As far as Mac computers, I will never get on board with them. 10 years ago, yeah, PCs would crash all the time. Not anymore. My PC laptop is touch screen, the screen fold in upside down to make it a tablet, its super fast, has never crapped out once and the software available for these machines are about 10,000 times better than anything a MAC can offer. And like I said, all my adobe software and everything that was "meant for macs" runs smooth as a babys bottom....

    Mac guys love macs. PC guys love PCs.

    I understand getting quality service from them and wanted to stick around. But 3 years ago, iPhones were the tits. They have been surpassed for quite a while now.

    And as far as the interface, a free theme for android converts the entire Android device into the newest IOS interface. I tried it for a little bit and realized that the android is just way more robust and a better layout anyway.

    But to each there own. You are going to like what you like. I was very hesitant to go Android, but after I did, I don't think I could ever go back unless Apple just revolutionizing things again.

    Apple is the Beta, where Android is the VHS... Sorry for the old reference, but Apple revolutionized the handheld market years ago, then everyone took their technology, made it better, more robust and more user friendly... Thats just how it goes to me...

    A good friend of mine who runs his own IT company. He did all the cameras in my restaurants, did the network, the wifi, he ONLY uses apple. He and I argue about it all the time. He swears that the hardware is so much better, but EVERY time, it cost us way more money. I love some of their networking HARDWARE, but any device that requires software, I just can't go with apple.

    In every business standard, PC is it. When is the last time you walked into an office building, that had MACs running on a network... Unless you are in a video/media business, you simply wouldn't touch the stuff. The industry standard is now, and always will be PC and UNIX based.

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    I got the new iPhone 5 a few months ago after years of refusing. I had the Blackberry curve for like 5 years, my wife has the Galaxy and I gotta say the iPhone blows them both away. I was a hater for years but I'm a believer now. I hate her Galaxy, it's so slow and acts up every time it seems. So to me there is no comparison.

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    So after spending the whole night working on my phone I caved and did the system restore... It's in the process of reinstalling all my apps from my last back up, unfortunately which is from january... But at least I can use my phone again. Tried everything from recboot, to tinyumbrella, to redsnow and more. None of them helped and even my IT buddies we're stumped and they deal with these things on the daily. Anyways I'm beat, and fckkk it I'm calling out tomorrow to surf