1. diamonddialogue's Avatar
    For anyone who gets stuck at "Verifying with Apple" - it's literally because the servers are flooded. Time will heal your wounds.
    10-12-2011 07:17 PM
  2. gmz73's Avatar
    For anyone who gets stuck at "Verifying with Apple" - it's literally because the servers are flooded. Time will heal your wounds.
    Everyone is right, it's the servers. I got so upset when my phone when into recovery mode that I had to take a Xanax. I'm not tech savvy so I panicked. After 2 hours and numerous trys it finally updated.


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    10-12-2011 07:19 PM
  3. estorm09's Avatar
    Can anyone else confirm this I tried to resave the file but said I had to be the administrator even though I am the only profile on my laptop


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    10-12-2011 07:21 PM
  4. anneemonster's Avatar
    If you're getting that constant loop, you have to get it out of that loop by forcing it into DFU mode. Other than that, it'll pick up on it's own. It was a long cycle for me to get it out of the loop, enter DFU mode, try to install, FAIL, repeat. Until it worked.
    yeah i got it out of the cycle of death lol and it's in dfu now, the connect to itunes screen.
    10-12-2011 07:22 PM
  5. curve247's Avatar
    The download is telling me 29hrs. Could be a long night.


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    10-12-2011 07:24 PM
  6. diamonddialogue's Avatar
    Thank you for this information. Like I'm telling most people, Apple's servers are exhausted. They've been taking quite a hit since the 4S went on sale and now iOS 5 and iCloud at once. If the error keep up, I'd give it time before you do anything else.

    It may work/have worked, but I think it's all about timing and finding that window of opportunity to get through the servers.
    10-12-2011 07:25 PM
  7. cinco312's Avatar
    Any luck? I got 8 min left to restore. I really hope this works.
    10-12-2011 07:27 PM
  8. anneemonster's Avatar
    now i'm getting error 3194
    10-12-2011 07:28 PM
  9. EvilJack's Avatar
    now i'm getting error 3194
    See my separate post " iOS 5 Error 3194 - fix"
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    10-12-2011 07:30 PM
  10. Infiniti7's Avatar
    so if my download stopped in the middle and now giving me an error will that cause problems in the software when it resumes download and it finally works?
    10-12-2011 07:31 PM
  11. diamonddialogue's Avatar
    It's all because of Apple's servers, guys. I can assure you that (probably) nothing is wrong with your computers or iOS devices. It's the biggest release of an iOS since the first iPhone, and there's no dedicated server for each user. Everyone is on the same one, hence all the errors people are receiving.
    10-12-2011 07:31 PM
  12. boomhower1820's Avatar
    I finally got mine, it was definately an Apple server issue. I just kept hitting update until it went through, same deal with my wifes.
    10-12-2011 07:33 PM
  13. joshuamj's Avatar
    so if my download stopped in the middle and now giving me an error will that cause problems in the software when it resumes download and it finally works?
    Mine did the same thing, 5 times...and I didn't have any problems. Besides anxiety.
    10-12-2011 07:34 PM
  14. paul-c's Avatar
    Maybe next time Apple can stagger the rollout.
    10-12-2011 07:34 PM
  15. LooNTooNs's Avatar
    Its being confirmed in other threads now.
    10-12-2011 07:34 PM
  16. diamonddialogue's Avatar
    No, it's just a server overload. I'm sure Apple is getting hammered with calls right now too, all telling them the same thing: Server overload. Try again later.
    10-12-2011 07:35 PM
  17. diamonddialogue's Avatar
    Maybe next time Apple can stagger the rollout.
    Imagine you running a server and tens of millions of people are trying to connect to it at once. How much power would you need? More than you have.
    10-12-2011 07:36 PM
  18. Eyeless's Avatar
    I downloaded it directly and just saved it on my computer worked flawlessly... the apps though been trying to update apps all day!
    10-12-2011 07:37 PM
  19. jobosumm's Avatar
    I get as far as backing up iPhone... Then "extracting software" starts and then I get a can't restore iPhone at this time because server is temporarily unavailable or busy. Try again later. I have restarted computer and phone. Been trying for 6 hrs! My sister in law is in FL and just got it on first try!
    10-12-2011 07:37 PM
  20. EvilJack's Avatar
    Can anyone else confirm this I tried to resave the file but said I had to be the administrator even though I am the only profile on my laptop


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    It has been confirmed. To those of you who can't save the file there is an easy workaround: Go to Start / All Programs / Accessories / WordPad and Right Click and choose "Run as Administrator". This will give you the right to save the changed file. And your upgrade will work. Note - I did reboot my computer before trying again just to make sure the change took.
    10-12-2011 07:39 PM
  21. EvilJack's Avatar
    To those of you who can't save the hosts file there is an easy workaround: Go to Start / All Programs / Accessories / WordPad and Right Click and choose "Run as Administrator". This will give you the right to save the changed file. And your upgrade will work. Note - I did reboot my computer before trying again just to make sure the change took.
    10-12-2011 07:40 PM
  22. paul-c's Avatar
    Restoring......error 3004.
    10-12-2011 07:40 PM
  23. LooNTooNs's Avatar
    Ipad done, IP4 now running.....
    10-12-2011 07:42 PM
  24. anneemonster's Avatar
    See my separate post " iOS 5 Error 3194 - fix"
    i found the same thing in another thread. thanks, but it still didn't work. same error code.
    10-12-2011 07:42 PM
  25. joshrox05's Avatar
    im stuck in recovery mode, connect to iTunes screen. i try to update to iOS5, and i keep getting a "This device isn't eligible for the requested build"

    anyone else get this?
    10-12-2011 07:43 PM
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