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Old Nov 22, 2010, 07:08 PM   #1
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4.2 Update takes hours to download?

I've been trying to download and install 4.2 for about 3 hours now. It says it'll take about 89 minutes to download, but when it gets to about 65, it says the network connection could not be reached.

Is this something that has to do with my Internet connection, or is it a problem with Apple's servers?
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 07:10 PM   #2
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Hmmmm, only took me a few minutes to download and update
And I updated an iPhone 4 and an iPad
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 07:10 PM   #3
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I've been trying to download and install 4.2 for about 3 hours now. It says it'll take about 89 minutes to download, but when it gets to about 65, it says the network connection could not be reached.

Is this something that has to do with my Internet connection, or is it a problem with Apple's servers?
That will be your connection. I downloaded the updates for iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPad all in about 5 minutes, combined.
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 07:12 PM   #4
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I don't really think my Internet connection is that slow, however. I can load webpages and everything pretty quickly... :\

Any idea with the network timeout?
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 07:20 PM   #6
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I am in Hong Kong, and it downloaded in 10mins for me.
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 07:26 PM   #7
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Pause the download, then restart it. Every once in a while, you will a connection to a bad connection, and pausing and restarting will usually fix it.

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Old Nov 22, 2010, 07:31 PM   #8
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im having the same problem the one for the ipad went fast now for my iphone its going slow.
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 10:13 PM   #9
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Got some problems downloading but finally it is already here but I cannot sync it.
Is taking more than an hour and counting. DOn't know what to do?
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 10:18 PM   #10
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Im having the exact same problem...its been over 2 hrs now. So I stopped it and Im trying a restore which has been over 1 hour now..
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 10:35 PM   #11
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5min to download at home for ipad.

60min to download for iphone for friend at work.
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 11:14 PM   #12
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I spent past 2 hours to download except constantly getting error after 10-20 mins... Starts out with 2 hour estimte which gets to 3 then 4 hours...
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Old Nov 23, 2010, 12:51 AM   #13
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Download it from here, It was a lot quicker

http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/

Then move it in to the default itunes download location.
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Old Nov 23, 2010, 01:01 AM   #14
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3 minutes for me. Are you direct connected or wireless?

Plug your modem right into your pc/mac
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Old Nov 23, 2010, 09:37 AM   #15
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I'm actually at my grandparent's house for Thanksgiving. I tried it again this morning and now it's about halfway done and it hasn't quit yet. We did turn the wifi off last night, so maybe I just needed to reboot the connection. I suppose I'll know in about 40 minutes, haha.
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Old Nov 23, 2010, 10:13 AM   #16
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Hmmmm, only took me a few minutes to download and update
And I updated an iPhone 4 and an iPad
Probably your internet. It also took me only a few minutes, download took about 3 to finish and rest 10 or so in updating iPad.
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