The screen was initially black when starting the recovery mode but when iTunes indicated that it was "restoring iphone software" the apple logo and timeline showed up on the phone.
No change. Still asking to restore. I'm restoring again from "David's iPhone".
I set up as a new iphone and it's working. Really didn't want to do this. My kids use this computer for their apps and now itunes is trying to put 284 apps on my iphone. I stopped the sync. But now i have to go an figure out which apps I had originally synced with my iphone. what a bunch of crap. I appreciate your help. it's still tyring to put a bunch of apps on my phone.
How do you stop itunes from trying to put a bunch of apps on your iphone?
What do you mean by "applying a backup". I guess I could do that now.