Help updating to iOS5 error saying server temp unavailable

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Miggs, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Miggs macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2011
    Hi, i hope someone can help me.. I been trying To update my iPad 1 to ios5 from firmware 4.3.3 but keep getting the server could not be contacted or is temporally unavailable message I have been trying for days even get this message when I try to restore it. I have latest iTunes and even reinstalled just in case there was something wrong but still no luck, anyone experienced this before?
    Thanks in advance
  2. Ksizzle9 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2011
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    It sounds like you might have been JB on 4.3.3- you might be using tiny umbrella, so go into the advanced tab and make sure cydia isn't checked as the host. I think that's what it is.
  3. Miggs thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2011
    Yes I am JB on 4.3.3, where would I find the advanced tab? I don't mind unjail breaking if that makes any sense! But I have tried to reset the iPad to factory setting and still hasn't worked.
  4. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030


    Dec 22, 2008
    Seattle, WA USA
    Apple has stopped signing OS5. So, you can't upgrade it to OS5, you can only upgrade yours to firmware Apple currently signing which is 5.0.1.

    If you want to do that, just hook up your ipad to Itunes and hit upgrade. Itunes will do the rest.

    There is nothing wrong with Apple server, I just upgrade mine from 4.2.1 to 5.0.1 two days ago.
  5. Miggs thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2011
    Really?? But I upgraded my new iPad2 only about 1 week ago and i have iOS5 on it working fine? I am only trying to do my old iPad for my little boy!
  6. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    Then what's wrong with 5.0.1?
  7. Miggs thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2011
    It such won't allow me to upload to this iPad!!

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