iTunes cannot restore the iPhone because Find My iPhone is on and applications are gone!

Once I updated my iPhone 5 to iOS 7, I got this error message when I try to restore my old applications into the new OS. It looks like this is security switch (?!) before restoring your iOS 6 into your iOS 7.
If you turn off the Find My iPhone setting in Settings > iCloud, you can restore your iPhone but the applications did not migrate correctly on my case.

First put your phone into recovery mode (turn off your iPhone, then press and hold "home" button while you plug-in your iPhone connector to your computer. Keep holding "home" button, and after couple of seconds, you will see restore from iTunes logo on your iPhone.) and then restore your new version of iOS.

Update: When I "erase all the content" from the settings and restore my phone from the iCloud I was able to get my applications back!

Comments

Anonymous said…
what if you cannot access your phone?
Anonymous said…
Yeah, that's the problem I have now. LOL. Great function?
Oe said…
Yeah me too, my iPhone 4 is stuck at the apple logo and i want to restore it and I cannot access my phone :S
Anonymous said…
put phone in recovery mode
Anonymous said…
Exact same problem. tried restoring using redsn0w but nothing works. sombody help!! :(
Anonymous said…
go to icloud .com and find my iphone and click ur device and then click erase all data

and you are set to go!!

jererakesh@gmailorhotmail.com
Unknown said…
i erase all my data, but still doesn't work it say that the server is not available at the moment
Anonymous said…
I am having the same problem, activation server is not available.
Anonymous said…
And if I dont know my iCloud password, after recovery mode and restore, it will ask password again?

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