4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 8, 2010 12:02 AM by AzizMohammad
MarjoleinA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I tried to download the new iOS4.0 but each time when I'm almost done I get the errormessage: stopped error=-3259.

Can anybody help me out on this?

Thank you

iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • 1. Re: Problem downloading iOS4. error -3259
    soulmandj65 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Just in sympathy. I tried to update to 4.0 today and my phone is frozen on the Apple symbol with an update bar underneath that never finishes. iTunes sees the phone but it locks up whenever it tries to communicate with the phone.

    No phone.

    Help? anyone else.
  • 2. Re: Problem downloading iOS4. error -3259
    Tarrantino Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    VeI've had error 3259 for 3 days. Tonight got 2/3 there and it stopped. Getting very frustrating as apples pause and resume really means stop and restart
  • 3. Re: Problem downloading iOS4. error -3259
    rohevel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I disabled my firewall and antivirus protection. Voilá!! It worked...
  • 4. Re: Problem downloading iOS4. error -3259
    AzizMohammad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE LATEST ITUNES UPDATE 9.2 is a must for this update

    Read this info and the link


    Last Modified: June 07, 2010
    Article: TS2799
    Old Article: 306098

    One of the following messages may appear in iTunes:

    "iTunes could not connect to the Store. An unknown error occurred (-3259). Make sure your network connection is active and try again."
    "There was an error downloading your music (-3259)"
    When trying to download purchased music, getting error -3259 message in iTunes
    When trying to connect to the iTunes Store, getting error -3259 message
    This may occur if you are using an older version of iTunes, having a network connection issue, or when a Firewall protection system on the computer is blocking some communication ports that iTunes need to have open for full functionality.

    Products Affected
    iTunes Store, Mac OS, iTunes, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows OS
    Update to the latest iTunes software version.
    Try turning off your Firewall to see if the issue is resolved (this includes the built-in Firewall or a third-party Firewall such as Norton Personal Firewall, McAfee, Symantec, etc.). See KB #HT1601 for steps if using Windows. See KB #TS1997 for steps if using Mac OS X.
    Important: Information about products not manufactured by Apple is provided for information purposes only, and does not constitute Apple's recommendation or endorsement. Please contact the vendor for additional information.
    apples support section on the http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2799