Bought a 3G yesterday and I can't sync it with my iTunes. I use an iMac with the Leopard. When I plug the iPhone 3G into the iMac I get an error message, "iTunes could not connect to the iPhone because an unknown error occurred (0xE8000001)."
I re-installed the latest version of iTunes (7.7), restored my iPhone 3G and I still get the same message as soon as I plug into my computer.
Please help, I was so excited to get my iPhone 3G & now i really want to enjoy my iPhone 3G.
I just had this problem and it turned out to be... It didn't like my iPod cable. Switched to the iPhone cable and it worked. Seems to be an iPhone 2.0 prob, or 3g prob, since I was using the iPod cable to sync my old iPhone just fine.
I have the same freak'n problem!!!! I too have an new iMac. I've been on countless calls with Apple over this (yes I bought my 3G on the 11th)
Basically it's something in our user account settings. I've tried the above remedy to no avail. Create a different user and plug the iPhone in and it will work fine but then you have to transfer units...
it's very very lame and I want to know what in my user settings is creating this error!
Thought I would flag that I just solved this by rechecking my USB Hub (started into some of the more complicated solutions here then saw this on another forum). Ends up during some moving, the USB seemed to be powered but was not. Just thought I would note that in my case not enough power to the iphone connection to the Hub got it working again - JT
Solution #7 worked for me. I had hacked the lockdown folder to make YouTube work and that had the bad effect of making iTunes no longer connect.
Renaming the lockdown folder to lockdown.save makes itunes sync and breaks YouTube.
This is all using iPhone (pwnage) 3.0 on a 2nd generation iPhone.
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Plug in your iPhone 3g, go into iTunes and sync it with iTunes. Then right click where it says for examples Alex's iPhone and back up your iPhone 3G. Once you're done, plug in your iPhone 4 and set it should give you a choice of either setting it up as a new phone or syncing with last back up. If that does not come up, just plug in your iPhone 4 and sync everything accordingly. Hope that helps.
Download the latest iTunes to your computer and reset the iPhone. Then re-sync it. Reset
To reset iPhone, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least 10 seconds. During this time, a red "power off" slider may appear and the screen may go black, but do not release Sleep/Wake and Home buttons until the Apple logo appears. Also, Try this: 1.) Shut down the iPhone 3G. 2.) Start up iTunes 3.) Hold down HOME button on the iPhone 3G 4.) While keeping the HOME button depressed, plug in the Sync cable 5.) A message will pop up to ask if you want to reset. 6.) Just click YES and the reset process should start.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe
ok you need to connect your iphone to your computer using your usb lead then open up itunes and in the middle on the left of the itunes program under devices should be your iphone.
click through all of the blue tabs at the top centre of the screen that has a pic of your iphone in and tick all the boxes you want to sync with and send to your iphone and from your iphone to your comp. after that click the sync key at the bottom right this will then upload your music and other stuff.
could you please rate my soloutin and if it worked aswell
Where did you purchase your phone? however, you first need to update itunes to 8.0.2, that might solve your problem. Unless you have an unlocked phone then restoring your phone is useless because when you restore an iphone with itunes in the US without an att sim card it will actually lock the phone, but I do not think that is your issue. the two things you are seeing the connect to itunes and the emergency call system means that your phone is not properly activated. which is done by connecting it to itunes.
Make sure that in the sync settings you don't have Outlook turned on or something. If that is on, and you don't actually have anything to sync in outlook (or don't even have it), then this can result in it sitting for a long time, if not forever. You might also try to check and make sure that a dialog didnt pop up and somehow get minimized to the dock or something as well. I had a similar issue with my ipod touch and all it ended up being was a stupid check box under the calendars sync settings.