How long does iPhone 4 4.1 update take?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by LoneWolf121188, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. LoneWolf121188 macrumors 6502a

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    I've tried this three times now and it just seems to keep getting stuck...the phone shows the Apple logo and a progress bar that's a little more than halfway through. iTunes has a box that says "Restoring iPhone Software" and the progress bar is a few millimeters from the end. And nothing is happening.

    I downloaded the update file myself, so I thought maybe that was corrupted, but the MD5 seems to match up with one I found here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=10986822&postcount=595

    MD5: ac3031a7b5c013d6a09952b691985878

    Is this supposed to take 1+ hours? What could be wrong?

    I'm still using iTunes 9...would v10 help? That shouldn't break any jailbreaking, right?
     
  2. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    An update to 4.1 ignoring download time takes about 10 mins.
     
  3. LoneWolf121188 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like it was the host file problem...hadn't commented out the gs.apple.* line. Fixed!
     
  4. LUXURIUZ macrumors newbie

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    wait what do you mean

    im having the sam exact problem but i havent dwnloaded the file, im just updating thru iTunes... the bar on the iPhone is a little past half and the iTunes bar isnt quite at the end... its been like this for a while now. im in 10.0 iTunes n also updating to 4.1.. help.?
     
  5. LoneWolf121188 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Go to /private/etc and open the file called hosts. you'll see a bunch of IP addresses followed by host names. put a # in front of any line that has gs.apple.com. Save, authenticate, and try the update again.
     
  6. Cico187 macrumors newbie

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    :D
    Can you explain more specifically how to get to that folder on windows 7??

    Never mind, found it, now giving it a try....
     

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