Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2011 5:06 PM (in response to kcouvillion)
My iPhone 3GS failed to upgrade with error code 3004, and when I retried it bricked and got stuck in recovery mode. I did a hard reset of the phone (home + lock buttons) and plugged it into iTunes and it restored and recovered from backup.
I *think* the problem was that Apple's servers were getting hammered, because it always seemed to fail when iTunes was phoning home. Give it some time, take a deep breath, and keep trying. Four hours later my 3GS is up and running with iOS 5 and all my apps and settings.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2011 5:11 PM (in response to kcouvillion)
Same problem. Have been on recovery mode for the past 5 hours.
I called Apple, they told me tough luck. I don't know what happened to Apple and their customer service. Only if Jobs was still alive.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2011 5:28 PM (in response to bhaskar21)
Does their system not scale to terrabits? This has been on going with Apple and iOS updates since my first iPhone in 2007. Why don't they learn? Spend some of that cash an pay for capacityyyy.
My iPhone 4 is in essence bricked until I get out of this cycle. I tried two machines with iOS 5.0 and every time I get error 3004, it goes through the extracting, contacting, preparing, restoring, verifying then the progress bar gets to 3/4 on the iPhone and it kicks out the error 3004. Been like 7 times, 4 on my desktop and 3 on my mbp. I won't even bother upgrading our 3 iPad's and my wife's iPhone 4 till this is sorted.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2011 6:05 PM (in response to kcouvillion)
i am also getting the same error 3004.... retried many times.... i have since upgraded to 10.7.2 and itunes 10.5 and the 3004 error keeps popping up when "restoring iphone firmare"and the progress bar goes zebra-scroll...
i have also launched terminal and typed in: dscacheutil -flushcache... still doesn't work!
....AND OMG.... AS I WAS TYPING THIS ANOTHER RESTORE ATTEMPT SEEMED TO WORK!!.
I GUESS THE MORAL IS - JUST KEEP TRYING.... and good luck!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 1:15 PM (in response to kcouvillion)
I have tried for 12 hours, over a period of two days to get this resolved. None of the solutions posted on the apple support forums have worked. I was about to give up when I found the following solution and it has worked for me.
1- Close iTunes if it is already open
2- Open Internet Explorer
3- Click Tools, then Internet Options
4- Click the "Advanced" tab
5- Scroll down to the security section. Make sure "Check for server certificate revocation (requires restart)" is UNCHECKED
6- Then click Apply AND/OR OK
7- Restart the computer BUT PLEASE FIRST BOOKMARK (add to favorites) THIS PAGE SO YOU CAN COME BACK WITH ME AFTER THE RESTART, and click Accept if the issue is solved (that's the only way I can get paid for my effort. Thank you)
8- Open iTunes. Please let me know if the issue is solved or not, so we can continue troubleshooting.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2013 6:37 AM (in response to vetlix)
Have you ever been kissed by a man over 40 with a full beard? If not then please come to Denmark so I can kiss you
Been pulling out my hair with this problem for 5-6 hours, and finally fell over your answer.
Thanks is a poor word for what I'm feeling at the moment
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2013 7:10 AM (in response to StoreThomas)
I'm glad it helped you too!!! I just had to post this solution when it worked for me, as it was driving me nuts.
If I ever find myself in Denmark I'll let you buy me a beer instead