iPhone 14 Upgrade Issue and Resolution

A summary of the experience with upgrading an iPhone 14 to iOS 17.5 and how I fixed the problem.

Issue

  • I had an iPhone 14 with insufficient storage to upgrade to iOS 17.5.
  • I used a MacBook Air to download the update and transfer it to the phone.
  • The phone entered an endless loop of trying to boot up and finalize the update.
  • I tried to reset the phone by pressing the up button, down button, and power button for over 5 seconds, but it did not work.
  • I called customer support, but they only suggested the same reset method.

Resolution

  • I plugged the phone into the MacBook Air and saw the option to enter recovery mode on the phone.
  • I chose to update the phone again, but it failed and entered the same loop.
  • I entered recovery mode again and chose to restore the phone instead.
  • The phone was upgraded to iOS 17.5 and restored from a backup that was saved on the MacBook Air before the update.
  • The whole process took about two hours, but I was able to use the phone with the latest iOS release.

Using Rekorbox with Cloud Storage for Catalog & Music (for Windows)

If you are a DJ who uses rekordbox to manage your music library, you might want to sync your catalog and music files with cloud storage. This way, you can access your library from any device and have a backup in case something happens to your local storage. In this blog post, I will show you how to configure rekordbox with cloud storage using OneDrive or Google Drive.

Step 1 – Create Folders on Cloud Storage

The first step is to create a folder in your cloud storage where you want to store your rekordbox catalog and music files. For example, you can create a folder called “Rekordbox” and inside it create two subfolders: “Catalog” and “Music”. You can name them whatever you want, but make sure to remember them for later.

Step 2 – Map Drive Letters to the folders

The second step is to use the SUBST command in Windows to create virtual drives that point to these subfolders. The SUBST command allows you to assign a drive letter to any folder on your computer or network. This way, you can trick rekordbox into thinking that your cloud storage is a local drive (this is supported by rekordbox).

To use the SUBST command, open the Command Prompt as an administrator and type the following:

SUBST R: “C:\Users\YourName\Onedrive\Rekordbox\Catalog”
SUBST M: “C:\Users\YourName\Onedrive\Rekordbox\Music”

Replace YourName with your Windows username and Onedrive with Google Drive if you are using that service. Also, replace R: and M: with any available drive letters that you want to use for your catalog and music folders. You can check which drive letters are available by opening File Explorer and looking at the list of drives.

Step 3 – Point to new folders in Rekordbox

The third step is to configure rekordbox to use these virtual drives. Open rekordbox and go to Preferences > Advanced > Database Management. Click on the Change button next to the Database Location field and select the R: drive (or whichever drive letter you used for your catalog folder). Click OK and then Apply.

Next, go to Preferences > Advanced > Library Management. Click on the Change button next to the Library Location field and select the M: drive (or whichever drive letter you used for your music folder). Click OK and then Apply.

Step 4 – Drag and drop your music files to rekordbox

The fourth step is to add your music files to rekordbox. You can either drag and drop them from File Explorer or use the Import function in rekordbox. Make sure that you import them from the M: drive (or whichever drive letter you used for your music folder). This way, rekordbox will store the file paths as M:\Music\Artist\Album\Song.mp3 instead of C:\Users\YourName\Onedrive\Rekordbox\Music\Artist\Album\Song.mp3. This is important because if you use the full path, rekordbox will not be able to find your files if you switch devices or change your cloud storage settings.

If you had previously added local folder music in rekordbox, you can remap them to point to the new drive, as long as the relative paths are unchanged.

Step 5 – Test it

The fifth step is to test your setup. Close rekordbox and reopen it. Check if your catalog and music files are still there and if they play correctly. You can also try accessing your library from another device that has rekordbox installed and has access to your cloud storage. Just repeat steps 2 and 3 on that device and you should be good to go.

Step 6 – Trigger a Drive Mapping on every Windows start

The final step is to make sure that the SUBST command runs automatically every time you start Windows. This way, you don’t have to manually enter it every time you want to use rekordbox. To do this, you need to create a shortcut that executes the SUBST command and place it in the Startup folder.

To create a shortcut, right-click on an empty space on your desktop and select New > Shortcut. In the location field, type cmd /c subst R: “C:\Users\YourName\Onedrive\Rekordbox\Catalog” & subst M: “C:\Users\YourName\Onedrive\Rekordbox\Music”. Replace YourName with your Windows username and Onedrive with Google Drive if you are using that service. Also, replace R: and M: with the drive letters that you used for your catalog and music folders. Click Next and give a name to your shortcut, such as Rekordbox Cloud Sync. Click Finish.

To place the shortcut in the Startup folder, press Windows + R on your keyboard and type shell:startup in the Run dialog box. Click OK and a folder will open. Drag and drop your shortcut into this folder.

That’s it! You have successfully configured rekordbox with cloud storage using Onedrive or Google Drive. Now you can enjoy the benefits of having a synced and backed up library across all your devices.

Versioning preserves prior snapshots of files changed by rekordbox

SOLD! 2022 Volvo XC40 for Sale

  • 15,500 miles
  • 1 owner
  • Crystal White Metallic Paint – White “Blond” Leather interior upholstery
  • 13-speaker Harman Kardon Audio System with Subwoofer
  • Premium Wheels
  • LED headlights with active bending lights
  • 12.3-inch digital driver display
  • 9-inch touchscreen
  • Blind spot information system with cross traffic alert
  • Uses 87 Octane gasoline

Are you looking for a reliable, spacious, and stylish SUV that won’t break the bank? If so, you might want to check out this 2022 Volvo XC40 T4 that I’m selling. This is a great deal for a car that has just over 15K miles on it and comes with some amazing features.

The XC40 T4 is a gasoline-powered model that accepts 87 octane fuel, which means you can save money at the pump. It also has a smooth and powerful engine that delivers 187 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. The car handles well on any road condition, thanks to its front-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic transmission.

But what really sets this car apart is its interior. I ordered this car from the factory with white “Blond” leather seats and a 13-speaker Harman Kardon professional audio system. This is a rare combination on a T4 model, and it gives the car a luxurious and elegant look. The leather seats are comfortable and easy to clean, and the sound system is amazing. You can enjoy your favorite music or podcasts with crystal-clear quality and surround sound.

The car also has plenty of space for passengers and cargo. It can seat five people comfortably, and the rear seats can fold down to create more room for your belongings. The car also has a 9-inch touchscreen display, a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, and many other safety and convenience features.

This is the last iteration of Volvo engines on an XC40 that do not add hybrid complexities. That means you get the best of both worlds: a powerful and reliable engine that delivers smooth performance and fuel efficiency, and a simple and elegant design that does not compromise comfort and safety.

I’m selling this car because the driver is out of state in college, and car sits in the garage. I’ve taken good care of it, and I have all the service records. There are no added fees or hidden charges to the price. This is a rare opportunity to own a beautiful and well-equipped Volvo XC40 T4 at a fraction of its original cost.

Full resolution pictures on this link.

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