How To Restore iOS 4.2 iPhone 4 Update Error 1013 & 1611
Last night the iOS 4.2 software update went live and many of you have tried downloading and installing with problems in tow, some of you may have come up against a problem called ‘Error 1013 and 1611’.
Many of you have connected your iPhone 4 smartphones and started to download the new iOS 4.2.1, which come on takes ages in itself and then when you think things are running slowly but smoothly you are left with the above errors leaving your handset needing a restore.
Some tried to restore their phones without any luck, well we have found via Apple Discussions a solution for those having these error issues, please read the following below and please do let us know if you have tried this and if it worked.
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* Open Finder
* Hold down COMMAND + SHIFT keys and press ‘G’
* Enter “/private/etc/” in the field and press “Go”
* Find “hosts” file in the directory
* Drag the file to your desktop
* Open it in text editor
* Remove the line that has gs.apple.com entirely or put a # at the beginning of it to comment it out
* Save the file
* Drag it back to the /private/etc/ folder.
* You’d need to enter your username and password to authenticate the move
Locate the hosts file in one of the following directories:
Windows 95/98/Me c:windowshosts
Windows NT/2000/XP Pro c:winntsystem32driversetchosts
Windows XP, Vista, 7 c:windowssystem32driversetchosts
Right click and click on “Open With…” and then click on “Notepad” on the list.
* Remove the line that has gs.apple.com completely and save the file