1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 23, 2012 5:21 AM by lllaass
Amaterasu-chen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I've been trying to update my ipod touch 4G for 3 weeks. I download ios 5.0.1 and then tried to restore it manually. First i got the error 3194 and 2005. I tried changing host files, putting in DFU mode, using fixrecovery and so on n then those errors disppeared. But now everything's running smoothly until 'Preparing ipod for restore'. As soon as it starts, ipod went into recovery mode and that preparation stage would last around 4 mins and error 1603 or 1604 appeared. It's been going on for a long time and i find no solution. Plus i want to know if ipod normally goes into recovery mode when restoring cuz i've put it into DFU mode already.

My current ios is 4.1 and i m running window 7. Somebody pls help me?

iPod touch
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (162,690 points)

    Did you try:

    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 to iPhone and iPod touch: Unable to restore for 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.

    Error 1604: This error is often related to USB timing. Try changing USB ports, uninstalling and reinstalling USB ports, and other available USB troubleshooting steps (troubleshooting USB connections, device not recognized properly, computer won't recognize a FireWire or USB device). If you are using a dock, bypass it and connect directly to the white Apple USB dock connector cable. If the issue persists on a known-good computer, the device may need service.


    If the issue is not resolved by USB isolation troubleshooting, and another computer is not available, try these steps to resolve the issue:

    1. 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.
    2. Restore and wait for error 1604.
    3. When prompted, click OK.
    4. Close and reopen iTunes while iPhone remains connected.
    5. iPhone should now be recognized in Recovery Mode again.
    6. 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.


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