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Brick my phone has frozen up, or "bricked" several times, always leading to a restore. restoring the iphone takes a long time. syching the iphone also takes forever. even if i just want to add one song, it seems to start from scratch every time. the only way to do it is overnight while you sleep! are there any apps i need to avoid in order to keep my phone running? is there a faster way to synch? i have also downloaded the same album 3 times from itunes and been charged 3 times as well. is there any way to get refunded? i tried but wasn't able to redownload it for free, so i figured itunes can tell they are charging me for the same album and automatically refund.

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Why are you re-purchasing the same music over and over again?

Log-in to iTunes and you will see "Library". You should see a few things listed underneath "Library". One of them should be music. Just go through the selections a nd re-down the albums from that screen.

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Are you using the hacked version of the iPhone? If so, I would recommend going to the OEM version for starters to avoid most problems. If you are already on the OEM version, then maybe try installing one program at a time to see which one is causing the lockups. This can take some time, but is sometimes the only way to diagnose this sort of problem.

As far as having to download your album 3 times, that is strange. If you've done regular backups when you do your sync using iTunes, then you should not have to Re-Download those albums. They should recover from your PC or Mac when you restore your iPhone. Be sure to include all your purchased items in your backups on the iTunes software.

I have a little experience trying to get refunds from Apple, so I would not hold my breath too hard. You might turn blue... :)

Good luck!

Posted on Aug 29, 2008


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