I woke up yesterday morning to an iPhone 4S on recovery mode. It didn’t want to turn on and when I plugged it in, it would get that charging sign and then the apple logo would come on then it would die again. This was on a never ending loop so I plugged it in my MacBook Air, held the power button and menu button simultaneously until my iTunes recognized it.
iTunes said my iPhone was on recovery mode and it had to be restored and updated. So I said OKAY. It started downloading the software needed for the update — I’m assuming it’s the dreaded iOS6 that nobody seems to like. It took 5 hours to download and when I finally clicked on restore, it gave me an error prompt. I researched and the first step to fixing it meant having to update my iTunes which I’d been putting off for so long. Anyway, so I updated it and it took about 20 mins. Not bad. When I tried restoring my phone again, it was deja vu. It started downloading the software again. CRAZY!!! So I did. At first it said 11 hours remaining but thankfully after about half an hour it went down to 3 hours remaining. Kalurkey.
I tried updating my phone again once the software finished downloading and then a different error prompt appeared. I researched it and this time it said it might be a hardware problem na. Thanks for wasting my day, Apple. Sarado na yung Greenhills.
So I went to my gadget suki in Greenhills today after attending a children’s party (which involved inappropriate games for adults — but that’s another story). Turns out my iPhone’s battery became bloated because of overcharging. My suki said if you’re going to charge your iPhone overnight, it should be turned off. Oh well. Instead of buying a new battery, I decided to trade it in for a Samsung Galaxy SIII because I can’t take Apple’s bullshit anymore! And it’s in my favorite color!:)
I’ve never changed phones as much as I did this year. From an iPhone to a Blackberry to an iPhone 4S and now to a Samsung Galaxy SIII. The Blackberry I will always love for BBM but I couldn’t get over the hassle of mobile browsing on a Blackberry and I’ve come to terms with letting BBM go. I’m settling for Whatsapp Messenger which lets you chat with people regardless of their gadget.
I hope my switch to Android goes smoothly! Wish me luck and if you have any tips and tricks or any apps to recommend, I will be very thankful! Also, thanks to Maxx for coming up with the term TECH SAABY earlier today <3