So… I’ve been without my iPhone since noon today due to the AWESOME iOS 8 update. My iPad updated just fine, but my phone? Nope… It went through the download process and started to install. All seemed fine until it came back up in the recovery mood and got stuck in a recovery loop. After I realized it had been sitting like that for a couple of hours (I was working at the same time!) I tried to make it stop installing or restart or something. I couldn’t reset it by holding down the home and power buttons, it just sat there ignoring me… taunting me with a white screen and a little black apple logo in the middle.
So it was time to send it into DFU mode. Meaning I got to wipe my phone completely! No big deal, I backed it up. But then in the middle of the process (it has to be connected to the computer) iTunes crashed. And when I restarted it, it said it was corrupt. So I got to re-install iTunes!
And then I finally got my computer to say it recognized a phone in recovery mode, did I want to reinstall everything?
Okay, downloading the OS.
Which it has been doing for the past 6 hours.
It’s crazy, and probably slightly pathetic, how vulnerable this makes me feel. And I’m just done for the night… had it. So I’ll try again in the morning and go get some sleep. But then I have to wonder, “How will I wake up in the morning? My iPhone is my alarm. Am I supposed to use a regular alarm clock? How uncivilized!”
To leave this post on a less downer note… I’ve been watching The Office on Netflix lately and I really loved this quote from Pam in the finale.
It’d be great if people saw this documentary and learned from my mistakes. Not that I’m a tragic person. I’m really happy now. But…it would just…just make my heart soar if someone out there saw this and she said to herself “be strong, trust yourself, love yourself. Conquer your fears. Just go after what you want and act fast, because life just isn’t that long.