The iPhone software update server could not be contacted

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  1. Jerson0702, Jan 15, 2011
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    Jerson0702 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I have a jailbroken iphone 3G. I'm using iTunes for mac.
    I tried to restore it to factory settings, but i keep getting this pop up saying "The iPhone software update server could not be contacted".
    Can anybody please help me!?
    Thnx
     
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    #2
    You have to be on an internet connection.
     
  3. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    I highly doubt the OP is that stupid.

    OP: Have you made sure you're able to connect to regular sites like apple.com? Is your iTunes upto date? Is your iPhone actually syncing with iTunes or is it just connected with no process?
     
  4. Jerson0702 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes i can connect to any other website. i tried something different
    and now im getting another message that says "The iPhone "iPhone" could not be restored". An unknown error has occurred (1604)".
     
  5. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Looks like iTubes has detected it is jailbroken.:eek:
     
  6. Jerson0702 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Very wrong.

    Error 1604 is USB related. Try a different port. If that doesn't work, reboot your computer and try various ports until it works. If that doesn't work try a different computer. If all fails, call Apple.
     
  8. Jerson0702 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @jav6454.

    Dude i tried everything you mentioned and none of them worked.
    I think iTunes won't allow me to restore it because of the way i unlocked it.
    I used this method that i saw on Youtube. So yeah, im trying to contact the dude from the channel to see if he know any way to do it.
    Thnx anyways.
    Peace.
     
  9. b0blndsy macrumors 6502

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    What is Apple call fails :p:D
     
  10. ErnesP macrumors newbie

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    I had the same issue a few days ago...

    In the end, i think some spyware (I thought) i had removed had changed my proxie settings to 127.0.0.1

    Check in internet explorer
    Tools
    Internet Options
    Connections
    LAN Settings
    And make sure "use a proxy" sever is unticked.

    Also check in your host file, to make sure there arnt any strange entries in there.

    If on a pc, not sure about its location on a mac
    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
     
  11. Steven Jobson macrumors regular

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    Sounds like this joke is trying to restore to a previous version of firmware.
     
  12. Jerson0702 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @ErnesP

    I got it! I found this tutorial on youtube from a channel "Everythingapplepro".
    What i did is that i had to downgrade my iPhone from iOS 4.2.1 to iOS 4.1.
    I used this application called "tiny umbrella", very useful app.
    And basically that's how i did it.

    So if anybody that read this thread has the same problem, here is the link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_945195&v=6d4Vk2MVAew&feature=iv

    Allright guys thnx a lot.
    Peace.
     
  13. GShock22 macrumors newbie

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    Amazed



    Thanks Your a Life Saver !!!
     

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