Cannot seem to download iOS 5.1

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bigpoppamac31, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68000

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    When I try to update I get a little window saying "Connecting to the iPhone software update server" and the candy cane bar just keeps going. Has any one else had this problem?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4s: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B179 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Servers are still busy or your being blocked in some way. Easiest way is to download it from a mirror and update manually
     
  3. bigpoppamac31 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    And How do I do that? I just bought the iPhone 4S today. Would that make a difference?
     
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  5. bigpoppamac31, Mar 13, 2012
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    bigpoppamac31 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Okay. It seems to be loading through wi-fi. Why can't I update through my Mac. That's weird. I don't have iCloud nor do I care for it.

    Edit: Software update failed through wi-fi on my iPhone. So neither through my Mac or my iPhone can I get the update.
     
  6. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Just keep trying. It's probably just the servers that's causing it.
     
  7. 184550 Guest

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    I had the exact same problem with my iPhone 4S on ATT. I tried over the course of five days to update via iTunes and over the air with no success.

    I made an appointment last Sunday at my local Apple Store and they tried a DFU restore and that seemed to fix the problem.
     
  8. bigpoppamac31 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well I changed my DNS on my wi-fi setting on my iPhone to 8.8.8.8 and it worked instantly. :D Hopefully I can do it through my Mac next time though.
     
  9. iClive macrumors regular

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    DNS issues

    I had the same problem, but thanks to help from this forum I resolved it by setting my DNS to 8.8.8.8 (GoogleDNS) - try that
     
  10. bigpoppamac31 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Just did that but thank you.
     

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