iPhone updating to 6.1.3 from 4.3.3 headache

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by JollyJ, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. JollyJ, Nov 17, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2013

    JollyJ macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2013
    Hi all
    I'm trying to get my iPhone 4 to IOS 6.1.3 since 7 cripples any iPhone under the 4S.
    I'm having many troubles but the main error is 3004 and 'The Apple update server cannot be contacted right now' as the restore is being confirmed with Apple.
    Things I have tried

    iTunes 10.7 and 11.0.1 64bit
    Sn0wBreeze firmware download
    iTunes 6.1.3 firmware download
    Chrome download of IPSW firmware here
    Afrihost 1gig account , mWEB uncapped and iPad 3G personal hotspot to see if it was a DNS issue
    Turning off the firewall and antivirus
    putting the phone in recovery mode and using the recovery option in iTunes where iTunes actually confirms the 6.1.3 update, downloads it and tries to install it.
    updating the hosts file with GS.APPLE.COM and the relevant IP address.
    Windows 7 and windows 8.1
    I don't have any SHSH blobs-not even the IOS 4.3.3 my phone has preinstalled.

    It is Jailbroken with Redsn0w.

    Does anyone have any bright ideas? I'd appreciate it immensely
    This is the point before the error occurs
    This error comes up again and gain
  2. Paddle1, Nov 17, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2013

    Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    Don't you need SHSH blobs? You have to use iOS 4 or 7. And the iPhone 4 is the only phone under the 4S with iOS 7. It will run well but only if you erase everything or have a good amount of space.
  3. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    without SHSH blobs, you can't update to any other version except 7.0.4 as of today for an iphone 4

    you can use iFaith (windows only) to dump your current 4.3.3 shsh blobs though
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    As stated, you don't mention having iOS6 complete SHSH saved. Without those your choices are stay where you are or current firmware 7.0.4
  5. JollyJ thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2013
    Ok well I have an error coming up when trying to install IOS 7.0.4 as well so I don't think that this PC is 100s.

    iTunes still tries to download and install IOS 6.1.3 if I click restore whilst in restore mode so I'm a little hesitant to call 6.1.3 a lost cause.

    I'm going to try my moms laptop now to see if that makes a difference

    Thankyou for your replies.
  6. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    It won't make a difference. The installation won't go through regardless of who's computer you're using if you're trying to restore to 6.1.3

    What error are you getting when you install 7.0.4? You need to remove the gs.apple.com line from your hosts file for firmware restores to go through

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