iOS 5 installation problem - Error 1611

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Justafrogg, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Justafrogg macrumors newbie


    Oct 13, 2011
    I spent several hours last night fighting Error 1611 when updating an iPad2 with iOS5 on a computer running Windows 7. Apple indicates that 1611 is a hardware malfunction.

    I would see the error while trying to restore after Windows popped up that a USB device was not recognized. The iPad was bricked at this point.

    I finally found that the USB cable needed to be plugged directly into my computer rather than to the side of my monitor. The iPad must be sensitive to weak USB signals caused by extension cables.

    I hope that this helps somebody. :eek:)
  2. dalee18, Oct 14, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2011

    dalee18 macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2010
    Thank you. I'm having the same issue right now, while using a powered hub to try to update my iPad 2. I'll give this a shot.

    edit: this did indeed solve my problem. Thank you!
  3. Justafrogg thread starter macrumors newbie


    Oct 13, 2011
    You're welcome...

    I'm glad that it helped you out.


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