If you experienced trouble upgrading your iPod and iPhone to iOS 5, you are not alone. These problems range from bricked phones, erased contacts, or lengthy downloads. Some even noted that the previous apps they have downloaded into their Apple device have been erased as well. Sadly, most of these changes were not restored even after they had managed to run the iOS into their iPod or iPhone. The most common problem experienced by Apple users involved having a bricked phone following the upgrade attempt (attributed to up to 50% of all Apple users).
This prompted all iPhone users to discuss these issues on the internet in forums and social media sites. If you are still attempting an upgrade, it pays to know how you can deal with these errors and what is the recommended fix (if any). Make sure to follow the recommendations or consult an expert if you are not sure how to go about the procedure.
“Error -34″ – This type of error usually results from lack of disk space. However, this is not always the case. There is no known fix yet for this type of error. But it has been determined that this error might come as a result of trying to compress your music files.
“Error 1603″ – The reason for this error remains unknown but many suspect that it will automatically place your unit into recovery mode as soon as the error is displayed. However, you won’t be able to see that with the new update. This is what is commonly referred to as “bricked”. In order to address this error, get your phone into a forced recovery mode. If you are able to recover your phone, you can also restore all of the data it contains. Thus, experts recommend that you backup your data first before performing this upgrade.
“Internal Error 3200″ – This is a typical error that Apple users encounter. It signifies that the Apple servers aren’t responding properly to your request for an upgrade. According to experts, this is the easiest out of all the problems to fix because it happened only because of the sheer volume of Apple users trying to perform the upgrade upon launch, thus overwhelming the servers. Apple has slowly opened up a new server space to accommodate its users trying to perform the upgrade.
Another effective technique to troubleshoot your iPod or iPhone after a failed upgrade is to switch into a forced recover mode. You can do this by disconnecting the USB cable from your Apple device. However, you must keep the other end connected with your computer’s USB port. Choose the Sleep or Wake button in order to turn off your unit. This will prompt a red slider to appear on-screen. Wait until the device completely shuts off.
Hold the Home button as you attempt to reconnect your iPhone using the USB cable. This will cause the device to power on by itself once you have connected the device. However, you must not release the Home button. Wait until the message “Connect to iTunes” appears on-screen. Only then must you release the button. Follow the prompts as you move on with this procedure.