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iTunes Sucks.

iTunes continually gets a thumbs down in my book. Apple, in my opinion, feels that all users are retarded and ignores what the user wants to do. When I want to update an iPhone without making a backup, and I confirm that YES, I do want to do the update without making a backup... don't make the fucking backup! How freaking hard is that?!? You put a button there for user input, but then completely ignored it. Was that button there for moral support? Was it? And when I install iTunes to the D:\ drive, that doesn't mean I want everything to install on the C:\ drive. Did you guys ever think a user might actually want to install to a different drive? And perhaps this same user would like updates, downloads, and everything else done in iTunes to be done on the different drive?
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iOS 4, iPhone 4, and Freedom

I played with the new iPhone 4G earlier today, and was not very impressed with the speed of the phone. Supposedly it has an underclocked 1GHz A4 processor, but there is noticeable difference between the iPhone 4G and the iPad (which has the same proc). In addition, the iPhone comes with the new iOS (hmmm... Cisco lawsuit pending?) 4.0, which is told to have improvements over the current 3.1.3, including multi-tasking, battery life, and other misc. improvements. According to today's Slashdot article, it also checks home for jailbreaks and reports them.
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Activating 2G iPhone Without AT&T

After my 3G iPhone was replaced, the replacement was activated with my SIM. It was great to have my phone back, but at the same time my daughter needs hers back. The 2G iPhone was stuck on the Different SIM detected screen, and wouldn't allow me to pass authentication without completely messing up my phone SIM. After half a day of restoring the phone to the 3.1.3 firmware, then shift+restoring the phone to the custom firmware, then re-restoring to the 3.1.3 firmware, I almost gave up. The phone would require authentication. Then I found iREB. iREB puts the phone into a restore mode that allows for bypassing of the 16xx errors that I had been receiving (both 1601 and 1604). However, it wouldn't get to the white screen as it was supposed to.
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My Broken 2G

So while waiting for my trip to Des Moines, and the impending iPhone 3G replacement that comes with it, I am relegated to using my daughter's 2G iPhone. This would normally pose no issue, were it not for the dead portion of the screen that touching just will not work. If looking at the dialer, it is the entire 4-5-6 row of keys. This isn't that much of a problem, for the most part. Except when it comes to installing apps. The password-protected functions for the app store don't allow for any other button to finalize password entry except the OK button. Not the return button, not shaking the phone, nothing. This would not be a normal problem for me, were it not for the annoying wrong voicemail password prompt that will not go away. No press of the home button would send this prompt back from whence it came. Calls may be answered, but get sent behind the prompt immediately, disallowing any speakerphone, muting, or hanging up options.
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iPhone Error 28

My iPhone stopped working tonight. I'll go into more details at a later date (once I take it in for service and find out what was REALLY wrong with it... I have my suspicions...). I tried an restore+update from 3.1.2 to 3.1.3 on two separate computers to no avail. Luckily my one-year warranty is not quite up yet, so I'll see what the guys at the AT&T store in town can do for me. I'm hoping for a full replacement, since this isn't really my fault as the error points to a hardware-based code.
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