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    therandomone's Avatar
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    Default iPhone won't update

    I want to update my phone, but it won't update. If I try doing it over wifi, it says "Unable to Check for Update. An error occured while checking for a software update." Or when I don't get this error, it tells me that iOS 5.0 is up to date.
    After that failed, I tried doing it with iTunes. iTunes says, after it downloads, that it can't update because my firmware is not compatible.
    I have updated iTunes and am running on a stock 4s version 5.0 (9A334), I also tried turning off my av program.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?
    Last edited by therandomone; 01-04-2012 at 12:21 PM.
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    if memory serves... after you have downloaded the update (and it failed to update)... hold SHIFT as you click restore. I think it will let you pick the update file... then select the file you just downloaded.

    if that still doesnt work... um.... apple store i guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Static_FX View Post
    if memory serves... after you have downloaded the update (and it failed to update)... hold SHIFT as you click restore. I think it will let you pick the update file... then select the file you just downloaded.

    if that still doesnt work... um.... apple store i guess.
    Yep that's right if that don't work try putting it in DFU mode
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    And if that doesn't work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theprince View Post
    And if that doesn't work?
    Make an appointment at the Genius Bar.

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