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error 3259 when tried to download iOS5

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Andy Mackie Calculating status...
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Oct 13, 2011 2:43 AM

Hi,

 

keep on trying to download the update and do all the prompts about backing up stuff before the download etc

 

tried it last night didnt get very far and got error 3259...

 

 

tried it this morning and got to about half way and error 3259

 

 

just trying again now and it seems to be estimated time of 5 hours

 

now I know I have a crap internet speed but is that about right? is it the slow internet that is making it crash and making me have to start the ENTIRE download again?

 

 

what is error 3259 anyways? I havent had problems with previous downloading of software updates?

 

 

hope someone can help thanks

  • boogeyman69 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Oct 13, 2011 6:48 AM (in response to Andy Mackie)

    Try disable your antivirus.

  • appledari Calculating status...
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    Oct 14, 2011 5:40 PM (in response to Andy Mackie)

    we need solution

  • torio2006 Calculating status...
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    Oct 17, 2011 12:58 AM (in response to Andy Mackie)

    im having the same problem with the server error... i been trying to download this to itunes for the past 4 hours... it started off saying it would take 3 hours, wihin an hour and it being halfway completed it said sever has times out.... what the world is going on????? i have tried several times!!! ugh

  • 007apb Calculating status...
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    Oct 17, 2011 1:18 AM (in response to torio2006)

    Hi guys,

     

    I have been getting the -3259 error too since launch.

     

    I've tried everything, disable anti-virus, airplane mode etc.

     

    The way I got this to work was to re-boot my router - I did not think of this before as it seemed my internet connection was ok as I was able to browse and download part of the file.

     

    Try it, it worked for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BrianLion Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 19, 2011 1:51 AM (in response to 007apb)

    I'm just waiting until the Apple Servers are stable.......

     

    Same thing happened to me

  • tmac2200 Calculating status...
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    Oct 19, 2011 9:23 AM (in response to Andy Mackie)

    Hello all,

     

    I had the same issue with attempting to update the iOS 5 software for the past week now and receiving the same failed update (with error message).  The anti-virus program that I use is Kaspersky Pure.  I googled and read all threads on how to fix this issue.  Most people recommended doing a direct download, which I initiated, but that didn't work or uninstalling the anti-virus software, which I can't do because I don't have my installation cd.  So, what I did was the following, I wasn't expecting for it to work but I guess anything would help at this point; however this technique worked perfectly and now I have the update !  Keep in mind I have Windows Vista.

     

    1. I went to Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

    • A pop up window will display and you have to go to "Windows Firewall Properties"
    • Under (all 3 ) Domain Profile, Private Profile, and Public Profile set the "Firewall State" to off.  Hit Apply then exit.

    2.  Next I went to Kaspersky Pure and did the following:

    • I opened the "Settings" for the antivirus program. I went to "Protection."  This will open the "Network Ports" screen.  I unchecked every port (I mean every single port).  Under the same tab I also unchecked "Monitor all ports for specified applications."
    • Still working under the "Protection" tab
      • under each sub tab I unchecked everything that was checked
    • Finally I restarted my computer with the Iphone connected

    3. Voila! The update worked.

     

    Hope this helps you guys.

  • tmac2200 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 19, 2011 9:23 AM (in response to Andy Mackie)

    Hello all,

     

    I had the same issue with attempting to update the iOS 5 software for the past week now and receiving the same failed update (with error message).  The anti-virus program that I use is Kaspersky Pure.  I googled and read all threads on how to fix this issue.  Most people recommended doing a direct download, which I initiated, but that didn't work or uninstalling the anti-virus software, which I can't do because I don't have my installation cd.  So, what I did was the following, I wasn't expecting for it to work but I guess anything would help at this point; however this technique worked perfectly and now I have the update !  Keep in mind I have Windows Vista.

     

    1. I went to Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

    • A pop up window will display and you have to go to "Windows Firewall Properties"
    • Under (all 3 ) Domain Profile, Private Profile, and Public Profile set the "Firewall State" to off.  Hit Apply then exit.

    2.  Next I went to Kaspersky Pure and did the following:

    • I opened the "Settings" for the antivirus program. I went to "Protection."  This will open the "Network Ports" screen.  I unchecked every port (I mean every single port).  Under the same tab I also unchecked "Monitor all ports for specified applications."
    • Still working under the "Protection" tab
      • under each sub tab I unchecked everything that was checked
    • Finally I restarted my computer with the Iphone connected

    3. Voila! The update worked.

     

    Hope this helps you guys.

  • ginafrombelton Calculating status...
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:37 PM (in response to Andy Mackie)

    I tried for two days before finally getting it to work.  The final solution for me was to disconnect from the wireless router and plug my network cable directly into my dsl modem.

    There are other items I tried that I posted in my blog, that worked for others, but not for me.

     

    http://medianewstech.com/my-experience-updating-ipad-3-2-2-to-ios-5/

  • hassan j Calculating status...
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    Nov 10, 2011 12:23 AM (in response to Andy Mackie)

    im having the same issue andy. will definitely try ""tmac2200"" 's solution. and hopefully it works

  • aashish bhagat Calculating status...
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    Nov 14, 2011 9:55 AM (in response to tmac2200)

    thanx dude...it worked.. ...appreciate ur effort.

  • hassan j Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 14, 2011 10:33 PM (in response to Andy Mackie)

    Works now!! thnku guys

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