I have solved my slow backup problems (prior post), however I’m not 100% certain of the cause. Here are the two things that transpired to correct the issue.
- I restored my iPhone using the iPhone1,1_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw – I originally updated my iPhone using the leaked iPhone1,2_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw before it was released via iTunes. There’s been some debate over wether or not there’s any difference in the two builds. I’m not going to debate that here.
- As a result of restore, my iPhone was forced to use one of my backups after reloading. I believe it then recreated a new backup folder. If the act of rebuilding my backup folder alone, is the solution then you could simply rename the folder in /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup to something else. I’m certain iTunes will recreate a fresh Backup, this may take sometime, but subsequent backups should be incremental and much faster (mine are). Obviously if you run into problems you still have your original backup available.
If number 2 alone doesn’t solve the problem, then a system restore may be necessary. Warning, please proceed at your own risk. Always maintain backups. Your milage may vary. No warranties expressed, implied, or given. Leave a comment with your experiences.