Cannot update iPhone 4 to ios 5 from my mac

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by phaqu22, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. phaqu22 macrumors newbie

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    I keep getting an error that the server can't be contacted or is unavailable! Is there something wrong with my mac on OS 10.6.8 or what? The iPhone is a Verizon 4 on 4.2.6.:(
     
  2. NJFP macrumors 6502

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    Have you upgraded iTunes to 10.5? Gotta have the latest iTunes first. And you're gonna need Lion for the iCloud to work.
     
  3. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    yup, check if you have iTunes 10.5. if you currently do, restart your Mac.
     
  4. phaqu22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am current on 10.5 and have restarted everything.

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    Got it! I found this on the Apple forum from tony acos and it worked:

    solved doing this :

    On Mac:
    * Open Finder
    * Hold down COMMAND + SHIFT keys and press 'G'
    * Enter "/private/etc/" in the field and press "Go"
    * Find "hosts" file in the directory
    * Drag the file to your desktop
    * Open it in text editor
    * Remove the line that has gs.apple.com entirely or put a # at the beginning of it to comment it out
    * Save the file
    * Drag it back to the /private/etc/ folder.
    * You'd need to enter your username and password to authenticate the move then restart itunes and it should work

    On Windows:

    * Locate the hosts file in one of the following directories:
    Windows 95/98/Me c:\windows\hosts
    Windows NT/2000/XP Pro c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
    Windows XP, Vista, 7 c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
    * Right click and click on "Open With..." and then click on "Notepad" on the list.
    * Remove the line that has gs.apple.com completely and save the file.

    This should work fine but you will lose all music, photos, videos and books
     

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