Error 4 (or -4):This error may occur because of one of the following conditions:
Access to ports 80 or 443 is blocked.
Communication to albert.apple.com or phobos.apple.com is blocked by a firewall, third-party security software, or other Internet security setting.
The iTunes Store is experiencing extremely high traffic.
Error 6:All of the steps in this article apply to this issue. FollowingTroubleshooting security softwarefrequently resolves this error. There may be third-party software installed that modifies your default packet size in Windows by inserting a TcpWindowSize entry into your Registry. Your default packet size being set incorrectly can cause this error. Contact the manufacturer of the software that installed the packet size modification for assistance or follow this article by Microsoft:How to reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
Error 9:This error occurs when the device unexpectedly drops off the USB bus and communication stops. This can occur if the device is manually disconnected during the restore process. This issue can be resolved by performing USB isolation troubleshooting, using a different USB dock-connector cable, trying another USB port, restoring on another computer, or byeliminating conflicts from third-party security software.
Error 13 and 14:These errors are typically resolved by performing one or more of the steps listed below:
Perform USB isolation troubleshooting, including trying a different USB port directly on the computer. See the advanced steps below for USB troubleshooting.
Put a USB 2.0 hub between the device and the computer.
There may be third-party software installed that modifies your default packet size in Windows by inserting one or more TcpWindowSize entries into your registry. Your default packet size being set incorrectly can cause this error. Contact the manufacturer of the software that installed the packet-size modification for assistance. Or, follow this article by Microsoft:How to reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) to reset the packet size back to the default for Windows.
Connect your computer directly to your Internet source, bypassing any routers, hubs, or switches. You may need to restart your computer and modem to get online.
Try to restore from another known-good computer and network.
Error 18 (or -18):This occurs when the media library on the device is corrupt and cannot be modified or updated. Updating to the latest version of iTunes and then restoring should resolve this issue.
Error 19 (or -19):The full text of this error is: "iTunes could not sync to the iPhone '[iPhone name]' because an unknown error occurred (-19)". This error can occur when you attempt to update an iPhone 3G to a later version of the software and iTunes attempts to back up iPhone while it is syncing. To resolve this issue:
Deselect "Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected" from the iTunes Summary tab.
Error 20, 21, 34, 37:These errors typically occur when security software interferes with the restore and update process. If you are using a PC, followthis articleto resolve this issue.
Error 23, 28, 29:These errors may indicate a hardware issue with your device. Follow the steps in this article. Alsoattempt to restorewhile connected with the white USB Dock Connector cable that shipped with your device, on a known good computer and network to isolate this issue to the device. TheMAC address being missingor the IMEI being the default value, (00 499901 064000 0), can also confirm a hardware issue.Out-of-date or incorrectly configured security softwarecan also cause these errors.
Error 35:You can resolve this error by using a known-good 30-pin USB Dock Connector cable. If that does not resolve the issue, follow the instructions for errors 13 or 14 above.
Error 48 (or -48): Quit iTunes and discard the .ipsw file. Then, open iTunes and attempt to download again. See the steps under the heading "Rename, move, or delete the iOS software file (.ipsw)" below for .ipsw file locations.
Error 50:This error (and error -50) are timeout errors. Follow the steps for errors 13 or 14 above.
Error 1000:If this error appears in the iPhone, iPad, or iPod updater log file, there has been an error decompressing and transferring the IPSW file that is downloaded by iTunes when restoring your device. This error is frequently caused by third-party security software interference, a poor quality Internet connection resulting in a corrupted IPSW file, or a conflict with other devices connected to your computer using USB.
Error 1002, 1011, 1012, 1014:These errors may indicate a hardware issue with your device. Follow the steps in this article. Alsoattempt to restorewhile connected with a known-good 30-pin Dock Connector cable, computer, and network to isolate this issue to the device. TheMAC address being missingor the IMEI being the default value (00 499901 064000 0) can also confirm a hardware issue.
Error 1004 and 1013:These errors may be the result of the connection to gs.apple.com being redirected or blocked. Follow these steps to resolve these errors:
Check the hosts file. The restore will fail if there is an active entry to redirect gs.apple.com. FollowiTunes: Advanced iTunes Store troubleshootingto edit the hosts file or revert to default on Windows. See section "Blocked by configuration: (Mac OS X/Windows) > Rebuild network information".
Try to restore from another known-good computer and network.
If the errors persist on another computer, the device may need service.
Error 1015:This error is typically caused by attempts to downgrade the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch's software. This can occur when you attempt to restore using an older .ipsw file. Downgrading to a previous version is not supported. To resolve this issue, attempt to restore with the latest iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch software available from Apple. This error can also occur when anunauthorized modification of the iOShas occurred and you are now trying to restore to an authorized, default state. Very rarely this error is caused by a hardware issue and requires service.
Error 1479:This error occurs when trying to contact Apple for an update or restore. Quit iTunes, disconnect from USB, restart the iOS device, reconnect the device to the computer, then launch iTunes and attempt to update or restore again.
Error 1600, 1601, 1602:Try the following steps to resolve this error:
Ensure proper USB isolation troubleshooting has been performed, and test with a known-good cable.
Follow the steps listed for Error 1604.
This error may be resolved by disabling, deactivating, or uninstalling third-party security, antivirus, and firewall software. See steps inthis articlefor details on troubleshooting security software.
Error 1603:If you receive this error and the iOS device is not automatically placed into recovery mode, it may be necessary to do so manually. Refer toiPhone and iPod touch: Unable to restorefor steps on placing iPhone into forced recovery mode. Also, remove the IPSW and attempt to restore again. If you do not want to remove the IPSW in the original user, try restoring in a new administrator user.
If the issue is not resolved by USB isolation troubleshooting, and another computer is not available, try these steps to resolve the issue:
Connect the device to iTunes, confirm that the device is in Recovery Mode. If it's not in Recovery Mode,put it into Recovery Mode.
Restore and wait for error 1604.
When prompted, click OK.
Close and reopen iTunes while iPhone remains connected.
iPhone should now be recognized in Recovery Mode again.
Try to restore again.
If the steps above do not resolve the issue, try restoring using a known-good USB cable, computer, and network connection.
Error 1611:This error may indicate a hardware issue with your device. Follow the steps in this article. Alsoattempt to restorewhile connected with a known-good 30-pin Dock Connector cable, computer, and network to isolate this issue to the device. TheMAC address being missingor the IMEI being the default value (00 499901 064000 0) can also confirm a hardware issue. Out-of-date or incorrectly configured proxy or security software, such as FoxyProxy, can cause error 1611. To troubleshoot third-party security software, followthese steps.
Error 1631:Insert SIM card into device and try again.
Error 1638:See resolution steps for error code 1004.
Error 2000-2009 (2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, and so on):If you experience this issue on a Mac, disconnect third-party devices, hubs, spare cables, displays,reset the SMC, and then try to restore. If you are using a Windows computer, remove all USB devices and spare cables other than your keyboard, mouse, and the device, restart the computer, and try to restore. If that does not resolve the issue, try the USB issue-resolution steps and articles listed for Error 1604 above. If the issue persists, it may be related toconflicting security software.
Errors 3000-3999 (3002, 3004, 3013, 3014, 3018, 3164, 3194, and so on):Error codes in the 3000 range generally mean that iTunes cannot contact the update server (gs.apple.com) on ports 80 or 443. This may be because out-of-date or incorrectly configured security or firewall software is interfering, an old version of iTunes is installed, an entry in your hosts file redirecting requests to gs.apple.com (see error 1004 above), or because of your Internet proxy settings. If you are using a proxy, try without using one or with a known-good network. If that does not resolve the issue, followiTunes for Windows: Troubleshooting security software issues. Error 3014 may indicate that you need to free up more disk space on the computer before trying to restore again. Error 3194 most likely indicates you do not have the latest version of iTunes installed Update to the latest version of iTunes.
Error 3002:If you experience this error while updating an iPod touch (2nd generation) or iPhone 3G, please use the standard update or restore process in iTunes (click Update or Restore).
Error 3004:If the steps listed in Error 3000-3999 do not resolve the issue, and you are using a Mac, you may be able to resolve an error 3004 by quitting iTunes and using the following command at the command line:dscacheutil -flushcache
Error 3194:Resolve error 3194 byupdating to the latest version of iTunes. "This device is not eligible for the requested build" in the updater logs confirms this is the root of the issue. For more Error 3194 steps see:This device is not eligible for the requested buildabove.
Error 3200: This indicates a network-connectivity or traffic issue. If you see this error, wait an hour or more and try again.
Error 9006: FollowingTroubleshooting security software frequently resolves this error. There may be third-party software installed that modifies your default packet size in Windows by inserting a TcpWindowSize entry into your Registry. Your default packet size being set incorrectly can cause this error. Contact the manufacturer of the software that installed the packet size modification for assistance.
Error 9807:Verify the computer's date and time.
If unresolved, open access to the following VeriSign servers:
Error 9844:This is typically caused by incorrect firewall settings. See the section titled "Open the proper ports and allow access to Apple servers" in the Advanced Steps section below.
Error 20000-20008:This error may indicate that you have a USB communication failure due to a damaged USB 30-pin Dock Connector cable, out-of-date USB device drivers or firmware, or that other USB devices connected to your computer are interfering with iTunes communicating to the iOS device. Try restarting the PC and testing again with a different USB port. If you are using a custom Windows Theme Pack, revert to the default theme pack, restart, and try torestore.
Error 40265xxxx:Errors of the 40265xxxx range generally occur during the restore-from-a-backup phase, after iOS has been installed on the device. Restoring the device and setting up as new can resolve the issue. Before restoring as new, take steps to preserve the previous backups created by iTunes, such as copying the contents of the Backup directory onto the desktop. SeeiPhone and iPod touch: About backupsto learn where backups are stored for your computer's operating system and additional precautionary notes regarding setting up as new. The backups created by iTunes store data such as your SMS, Favorites, Bookmarks, and other app data.