Problems restoring and downloading IOS 5.0.1

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by angeldizz, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. angeldizz macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2011
    I have spent nearly 48 hours trying to download the ios 5.0.1 so I can restore my Ipod 4g (which is stuck in the apple logo) evey time the download is almost finish it kept saying that it timed out

    I really need to restore this ipod before we go on a boring family trip tommorow
  2. Arelunde macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast
    You might have to use a different computer than your main iTunes computer to do this. I have to use my laptop to download and install OS updates, BUT I must say "no" to restoring from the laptop when asked. Then, I plug my iDevice into my main iTunes and restore from there.

    For some reason, using my desktop (the main iTunes location) to install an OS update ALWAYS results in an error message. Yet, I have no problems using my laptop. Go figure.
  3. nwlondonlad macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2007
    UK London
    Exact same problem I have since I tried to update from 4.3.3 to 5.0.1. My main iTunes pc refused to restore and upload 5.0.1. Kept giving me an error 21 code even when I forced into dfu mode.

    The only solution for me now is to my upgrades via my MacBook pro which works every time. Once the restore is done then I sync from my PC and restore my saved backup.
  4. theriddler macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2011

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