iPone4 will not restore
Wanted to try new upgrade 4.3.2 Plugged phone into Mac, opened iTunes, hit "restore", phone will not restore. Keep getting error message 1013. Tried some of the troubleshooting tips, but nothing works. What next?
- 04-20-2011, 02:00 PM #2
- 04-20-2011, 02:05 PM #3
I had the same issue some time back on Win 7. I had to edit my hosts file. I had to remove a line that was apple specific. Search for iPhone and hosts file and see if you come back with anything. Once I did that it restored perfectly fine.
- 04-20-2011, 02:12 PM #4
Here is what I did, try this:
* Open Finder
* Hold down COMMAND + SHIFT keys and press 'G'
* Enter "/private/etc/" in the field and press "Go"
* Find "hosts" file in the directory
* Drag the file to your desktop
* Open it in text editor
* Remove the line that has gs.apple.com entirely or put a # at the beginning of it to comment it out
* Save the file
* Drag it back to the /private/etc/ folder.
* You'd need to enter your username and password to authenticate the move
* Locate the hosts file in one of the following directories:
Windows 95/98/Me c:\windows\hosts
Windows NT/2000/XP Pro c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
Windows XP, Vista, 7 c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
* Right click and click on "Open With..." and then click on "Notepad" on the list.
* Remove the line that has gs.apple.com completely and save the file.
- 04-20-2011, 02:56 PM #7
go to terminal
type sudo nano /etc/hosts
enter your password
scroll down until you see gs.apple.com
enter # in front of ever entry you see like that.
ctrl o to save, i pressed enter after as it didnt seem to work just wth control o.
your all set, try restoring, worked for me last night, and just now
- 04-20-2011, 03:09 PM #8
There is an iTunes update so try doing a software update click the Apple in the top taskbar click Software Update. It will search your computer for updates that are available one of them will be iTunes. Apply the updates, you may need to reboot. I had the same problem with my iPad 2 I wasn't able to update to 4.3.2 or even restore it kept saying I wasn't eligible for the update. I finally just downloaded the iTunes and reinstalled it, don't remove it because you'll lose all your settings. Just install and it will install over the already existing installation. I was good as new everything worked perfectly. Since there is an update just apply that and it should do the same thing as reinstalling it.
Sorry guys, but the phone is fried! Good thing i have AppleCare. I'm going to the Apple Store tomorrow, with my Mac, get a new iPhone4 with the 4.3.2 already in it. Then while in the store i will restore from back-up, and i should be ready to rock when i leave. Two hours on the phone with AppleCare, and that's the only way they could resolve the problem. Think i'll go with Team Pure for a while, at least until i get this bad taste out of my mouth.
- 04-20-2011, 04:47 PM #10
- 04-20-2011, 04:58 PM #11
- 04-20-2011, 07:25 PM #13
- 04-20-2011, 08:54 PM #15
No need to swap it. Edit your hosts files like I said earlier and it will (should) work. From my understanding you connect a jailbroken iPhone or iDevice to that computer than it, idk I guess records it? Edit the host file and it should solve that. Go through terminal.
Type in sudo nano /etc/hosts
Enter your password
Scroll down until you see the gs.apple line or lines. Probably will have a number in front of it. Put a # symbol in front of every line that doesn't have it already. Hit control + o to save, I pressed enter after to make sure. Go back to iTunes and restore. If it doesn't work, go back into terminal and do the whole sudo nano thing again and make sure the # signs saved
- 04-20-2011, 09:27 PM #17
- 04-20-2011, 10:15 PM #19
unacceptable.. this reminds me of a scene from Star Wars:
Obi-Wan: "I suggest you try it again, Luke. This time, let go your conscious self and act on instinct."
Luke: "With the blast shield down, I can't even see. How am I supposed to fight?"
Obi-Wan: "Your eyes can deceive you. Don't trust them."
- 04-20-2011, 10:27 PM #20
+1 for the Star Wars reference I know you're prob fed up by now but did you try re-installing iTunes over itself like I suggested? Anyway I think you should use the phon on 4.3.2 for awhile this will give the current JB some legs and beleive me you should just use Pwnage Tool you're on a Mac and it is so much easier than it looks. I'll give you a primer on it shoot me an email.