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soldar:
As if I didn't have enough unwanted problems...

Yesterday my Wechat APP on my iPhone 4 decided to update (I guess) by itself and without asking my leave. Then it got stuck in "Installing" and just shows a partially filled circle just stuck there "installing".

I have tried tapping here and there, restarting the phone, but nothing works.

What can I do? (Besides dumping the phone which I will soon have to do anyway because it only supports 3G which is on its way out here.)

soldar:

--- Quote from: blueskull on October 09, 2019, 02:51:20 pm --- Nuke iOS from iTunes?
--- End quote ---

I have no idea what that means. I have the latest iOS. I do not know if I have iTunes but I do not use it in any case. I have no idea what it is or what it's good for.

I only use my phone as a phone and little else, mainly Wechat.

I tried deleting Wechat and it didn't work. Even then I am afraid I do not know what password I used when I installed it.

The icon just says either "loading" or "installing".  I am tempted to just let it keep trying some more and see if I get lucky.

If everything else fails I might take the advice from a friend who says I can unblock the icon by putting the tip of a 16d nail right in the center of the icon and giving the nail a sharp blow with a 4lb hammer. It might work.

soldar:

--- Quote from: blueskull on October 09, 2019, 03:53:09 pm --- I think you can factory reset an iPhone using iTunes. Basically to nuke the OS and reinstall one.
--- End quote ---

The OS seems OK. It is wechat that was not working right. Fiddling some more I managed to delete the Wechat APP and when I tried to reinstall it I got an error message saying I need a new phone and wechat will not run on my phone anymore. Without warning I lost use of Wechat! Fuck! I hate all this "software as a service" and "cloud" BS.

I have an unused Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge and I tried to install Wechat but I need to open an account with Android/Google first which I don't want to do.

Can I get around Googlesnooping?
 

Bud:
You said you use an iPhone 4. That was likely the culprit causing the update to hang. Chances are that model is not supported anymore.

soldar:

--- Quote from: Bud on October 09, 2019, 05:04:41 pm --- You said you use an iPhone 4. That was likely the culprit causing the update to hang. Chances are that model is not supported anymore.
--- End quote ---

Well, yes, but why would they try to push an update that would not work? And without warning?

It was working fine until they tried to make things better! Argh!

I am now trying to install Wechat on the Samsung Galaxy and it is an ordeal.

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