1. B2theRich33's Avatar
    I keep getting the message, 'the ipod could not be synced because the sync session failed to start' whenever I sync or want to upgrade to iOS5.2... I have a recent backup from beta 1 iTunes but I try to use that as my backup bypass the message and hit alt/restore it and it wont allow me to upgrade... help me
    07-04-2011 02:42 AM
  2. evorc's Avatar
    I had the same issue. The problem was I downloaded beta 1 that was labeled beta 2 but with a build number of beta 1. So of course it will not sync with iTunes beta 2. So make sure you download iOS. 5 beta 2 with the correct build number. I did that and synced no problem.
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    07-04-2011 04:15 AM
  3. evorc's Avatar
    Just to add. I was able to restore from back up after install of beta 2.
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    07-04-2011 04:16 AM
  4. B2theRich33's Avatar
    I had the same issue. The problem was I downloaded beta 1 that was labeled beta 2 but with a build number of beta 1. So of course it will not sync with iTunes beta 2. So make sure you download iOS. 5 beta 2 with the correct build number. I did that and synced no problem.
    How will I be able to download the same build number? I'm not much of a tech person :/
    07-05-2011 04:14 PM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    How will I be able to download the same build number? I'm not much of a tech person :/
    If you're a developer, you can download it from the Apple developer site. But I'm gonna guess that you are not a developer, based on your comment above...
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    07-05-2011 04:25 PM
  6. B2theRich33's Avatar
    If you're a developer, you can download it from the Apple developer site. But I'm gonna guess that you are not a developer, based on your comment above...
    this is true...
    07-05-2011 04:31 PM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    this is true...
    In that case, I guess you'd have to go back to your source for the file. You must have access as a developer to the site to download the file. In the case of organizations, someone downloads the file(s) and makes it(them) available to the organization (for each device whose UDID is enrolled).

    Without climbing on a soapbox, this issue is the problem with "come one, come all" UDID enrollment sites/people. Sure your device is enrolled in the program, but you have no reliable source for the beta software from Apple.
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    07-05-2011 04:47 PM
  8. B2theRich33's Avatar
    In that case, I guess you'd have to go back to your source for the file. You must have access as a developer to the site to download the file. In the case of organizations, someone downloads the file(s) and makes it(them) available to the organization (for each device whose UDID is enrolled).

    Without climbing on a soapbox, this issue is the problem with "come one, come all" UDID enrollment sites/people. Sure your device is enrolled in the program, but you have no reliable source for the beta software from Apple.
    So i need to go the person who registered for me and have them download the software for itunes and the beta and then send it to me?
    07-05-2011 08:41 PM
  9. Fausty82's Avatar
    So i need to go the person who registered for me and have them download the software for itunes and the beta and then send it to me?
    If they are willing to do so, that's probably the best approach. I don't know where you got the version that you are now questioning ... but trying to find a copy online can cause some problems ...
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    07-05-2011 08:52 PM
  10. B2theRich33's Avatar
    If they are willing to do so, that's probably the best approach. I don't know where you got the version that you are now questioning ... but trying to find a copy online can cause some problems ...
    ill ask but i did download it from the iphoneism
    07-05-2011 09:16 PM
  11. pizzafootbal's Avatar
    Yeah, I had the same problem... forgot how I fixed it!
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    07-05-2011 09:57 PM
  12. B2theRich33's Avatar
    Yeah, I had the same problem... forgot how I fixed it!
    thats a real help lol, glad it worked well for you though anything you can remember let me know
    07-05-2011 11:08 PM
  13. Fausty82's Avatar
    I keep getting the message, 'the ipod could not be synced because the sync session failed to start' whenever I sync or want to upgrade to iOS5.2... I have a recent backup from beta 1 iTunes but I try to use that as my backup bypass the message and hit alt/restore it and it wont allow me to upgrade... help me
    Did you try restoring to iOS 4.3.3 (4.2.8 if you're VZW) and then upgrade to beta 2? Just a thought...
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    07-06-2011 02:17 PM
  14. B2theRich33's Avatar
    Did you try restoring to iOS 4.3.3 (4.2.8 if you're VZW) and then upgrade to beta 2? Just a thought...
    i was gonna try downgrading but i cant find a clear set of instrucitons how to do it.
    07-06-2011 03:31 PM
  15. Ipheuria's Avatar
    had a similar problem awhile back check this out iPhone, iPad, iPod touch: How to restart the Apple Mobile Device Service (AMDS) on Windows see if it's any help. OK now that I re-read the thread this probably wont help you but what the heck might as well give it a shot.

    OK to downgrade if your SHSH blobs are saved search on here or on the web for something like Edit hosts file for Cydia. You basically want to edit your hosts file to point iTunes at the Cydia server instead of Apple's servers when you're doing your restore. Then you'll need to download the ipsw for the firmware version that your SHSH blobs are saved. You put your phone into DFU mode and connect to iTunes then hold down the Shift(Windows)/Option(Mac) button and click on restore in iTunes. Then point to your ipsw and it will start to restore and when it needs authorization it will look to Cydia instead of Apple's servers and then complete the restore.

    However I have read that because of changes that iOS 5 beta makes to your phone it is hard if not impossible to downgrade but again it's worth a shot.
    Last edited by Ipheuria; 07-06-2011 at 03:46 PM.
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    07-06-2011 03:41 PM
  16. B2theRich33's Avatar
    I finally got it to work I realized I wasnt hitting the right key on the keyboard..... I fail. Well thanks for all of your help!
    07-07-2011 02:38 AM
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