Can't restore Ipod 4g from IOS 5.0.1

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by I Shred, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. I Shred macrumors newbie

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    Hey there, after not using my Ipod for a long while i decided to try to get siri addon from cydia on it once i got to the point where you go into settings to download it from a website. Once i tried that it didn't work and then settings shows me nothing but the background. after numerous reboots I decided to try and restore the Ipod but then itunes told me that it couldn't connect to the itunes update server. My internet settings have been the same for a while and ive been able to update. I don't think this is the problem, but anybody who can help shine some light on whats going wrong and preventing me from restoring is welcome.

    Please help asap.
     
  2. Redneck-Randy macrumors member

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    You can't restore back to 5.0.1. Apple has stopped signing the iOS 5.0.1 so you can only restore to 5.1 in which you will loose your jailbreak.
     
  3. I Shred thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Old Smuggler macrumors 6502a

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  5. I Shred thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I understand that but i can't update at all or restore
     
  6. I Shred thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any Ideas if installing an Itunes alternative will solve the problem?
     
  7. rdy0329 macrumors 6502

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    Dfu mode

    Try getting to dfu mode (google it) and when you do, your itunes will prompt you that your ipod is in dfu mode. Restore from there.
     
  8. I Shred thread starter macrumors newbie

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    even entering DFU mode itunes still gives me the message that it can't restore because the update servers are unavalible
     
  9. flashyman macrumors member

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    Really critical problem. try google for any update
     
  10. I Shred thread starter macrumors newbie

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    already tried searching around but to no avail here is my last resort
     
  11. I Shred thread starter macrumors newbie

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    any chance that if i try synicing another computer it will do it?
     
  12. macbook pro i5 macrumors 65816

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    No,i think you have tiny umbrella installed is this true?
     
  13. I Shred thread starter macrumors newbie

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  14. donlab macrumors 6502

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    hosts file?

    did you modify your etc hosts file so that itunes checks Saurik's server instead of iTunes for firmware signing?

    if so, get rid of the entries in etc hosts so that itunes can phone home properly
     
  15. Slinkwyde macrumors regular

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    To clarify, donlab means /etc/hosts. Etc is a hidden folder at the top level of a Mac hard drive. On Windows, the hosts file is in a different location but it's the same thing.
     

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