Posts tagged upgrade
Ok, so I was updating my iPhone 4 to iOS 5 yesterday and it got partially through and then alternated between several different errors and just getting hung up. Here’s the #1 fix that I always forget on my annual/semi-annual iOS software upgrades, followed by some other possible help:
- USB Connection: PLUG THE PHONE’S USB CORD DIRECTLY INTO THE COMPUTER. If it’s plugged into a USB hub or the USB port on your keyboard, it can possibly cause the process to get stuck.
- Software Conflict: If you have the Cydia app “WiFi Sync” installed on your Mac, I’ve heard it can cause iOS updates to stall, so try uninstalling it (uninstall WiFi Sync utility HERE)
- Won’t Finish Download in iTunes: Try the direct-download links below (they’re hosted on Apple’s servers), then open iTunes, select your phone under “DEVICES”, and alt-click “UPDATE” or “RESTORE” to open the “secret” navigation menu. Then, go to where you manually downloaded the IPSW (iOS software package) file and select it for installation on your phone.
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4 GSM
- iPhone 4 CDMA
- iPhone 4,1 (4S?)
- iPad 2 WiFi
- iPad 2,2 – GSM
- iPad 2,3 – CDMA
- iPod touch 3G
- iPod touch 4G
- Apple TV2
This first iOS 5′s build number is 9A334, and these files are hosted on Apple’s servers. Right-click or alt-click to download, and remember where you’re saving them.
This posting is part of Calpernia’s “Tech Tips for Nerds” series… if you are not a techie nerd, ignore this!
Ok kids, after a long day of searching every nook, cranny, blog and rumor mill following the iPhone software 3.1 upgrade released by Apple, here is the definitive finding:
If you upgraded your 3G or 3GS iPhone to 3.1, you cannot at present downgrade it to 3.0, jailbreak it or unlock it. There are some blogs out there saying you can, but that’s ONLY if you somehow upgraded the phone software to 3.0 but your baseband modem software remained not upgraded (which didn’t happen unless you were a developer who forced an upgrade of the phone software with a preview copy outside of the normal iTunes upgrade process).
To put it with ultimate clarity, if (as of Sept. 13, 2009) you upgraded your 3G or 3GS iPhone to 3.1 using iTunes, you cannot Jailbreak it, Unlock it or revert, restore or downgrade it to 3.0… yet. Use the Google search I put below to keep updated, I’m sure Saurik or someone will have this sorted out soon.
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