3G upgrade to 4.1 after downgrade

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by metalboy4, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. metalboy4 macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2010
    I have an iPhone 3g that I had updated to ios4.0 in which I had terrible slowdowns with. I downgraded it to 3.1.3 in iTunes but it had gotten stuck in the recovery mode. I used RECBOOT to kick it out of recovery mode and all is well.
    I now want to update/restore to 4.1. The update is taking way too long on the backup so I have been trying the restore with no backup. My problem is this: each time I do the restore I get message saying it could not contact Apple software upgrade server. Does anyone have any suggestions to why/how to fix this?

    Win 7, x64, iTunes 10.0.1
  2. metalboy4 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2010

    Found my own problem and posting my answer. For some reason the hosts file has changed. I followed the info in this page to delete the line for gs.apple.com saved file and then my contact to server was fine.

    Page link: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2480871

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