"iphone activation server is temporarily unavailable"

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by joek1186, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. joek1186 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    i guess the update traffic is really picking up out there.
    anybody else getting this message when they try to update their phones?
     
  2. LouisBlack macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Same here... I've been trying every 15 mins for so for the last hour.
     
  3. InvalidUserID macrumors 6502a

    InvalidUserID

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    #3
    +1

    I was able to update it (turned off wifi during the waiting part) so now my phone is on 3.0 yet when I try to restore it gives me the "iphone activation server is temporarily unavailable" message.

    I'll try it later tonight when it should be less traffic.
     
  4. Mav1323 macrumors member

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  5. aulds macrumors newbie

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    #5
    I am presuming that I am getting the same issue, however I am getting error -9807

    Is this just due to the server loading as my phone is currently locked up?

    Thanks
     
  6. netslacker macrumors 6502

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    #6
    Just keep trying it, it'll work.

    I just kept hitting update and about 15 tries later it worked. "Updating iPhone software..." You just have to be persistent.
     
  7. ricrhys macrumors member

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    #7
    second that

    i did just the same, about 20 tries, all fine now
     
  8. Farns514 macrumors 6502

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    #9
    just restart your computer so it refreshes iTunes, worked for me when i was updating my brothers iPhone
     
  9. Fabreze macrumors member

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    20 tries and still no luck. Supper is on the table I just want to get this started before I go up and eat. :(
     

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