1. darkcrave's Avatar
    I was able to download the update, but then a bar pops up that says "backing up iphone" and it takes literally FOREVER to completely load, its moving sooooo slow that i had to stop it. Does anyone else have this problem????

    Put your device in DFU mode and it wont back up
    2011-10-12 11:18 PM
  2. Cloudane's Avatar
    You need to return it into DFU and start the whole process again you will have to do this several times unless you are lucky and get attached to the server
    Thanks, that at least got it back to a more consistent recovery mode state.

    Looks like I have a brick for now though until Apple sort their servers out!
    2011-10-12 11:30 PM
  3. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
    Wow, Apple's server's a trashed, my iPad 2/iPhone 4 download is going sooo slow, like 5 hours, I'll wait lol.
    2011-10-12 11:37 PM
  4. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
    Brilliant! All the Hype. A massive huge enormous new state of the art server farm. And it all falls over at the first attempt. If they can't cope with the early adopters clamouring for iOS5 how on earth will they cope when everyone turns on their iCloud account?

    Apple truly have become the new Microsoft. Or maybe that should be RIM.
    Do you have any idea the kind of numbers you're talking about? This is all going on at once. People syncing to iCloud will all be spread out, and not everyone will be using it either.
    2011-10-12 11:37 PM
  5. chris52204's Avatar
    I don't know if this will work for all but try and change your host file to point to That seems to work for me.
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    2011-10-12 11:39 PM
  6. Adayday's Avatar
    Restart computer and try again....if u are on osx lion don't restore windows do a fresh restart of computer
    2011-10-12 11:39 PM
  7. feidhlim1986's Avatar
    I don't know if this will work for all but try and change your host file to point to That seems to work for me.
    It should have that by default
    2011-10-12 11:44 PM
  8. z6joker9's Avatar
    You don't need to do DFU from GM to 5.0. I did it just in case there was anything different about the two. Just plug it in and instead of update, click Restore. It did take around 10 tries due to Apple not being able to sign it... but worked eventually. When I did my iPad2, it worked on the first try.
    2011-10-12 11:50 PM
  9. Rectyfire's Avatar
    Worked first try in DFU from iOS 5 GM jail broke to public iOS 5 not jail broke on windows pc with windows 7.
    2011-10-12 11:54 PM
  10. PatrickGSR94's Avatar
    Jeez what's the big rush?? Just wait till tonight or tomorrow or something. I'm too busy to deal with this right now, I might try updating this weekend, or whenever untether JB with sn0wbreeze comes out to preserve 05.13.04 BB on my 3GS. I personally like to avoid release day for this exact reason right here. The servers/website/whatever is gonna crash. You know it's going to happen. So why not just wait a bit and avoid the hassle?
    2011-10-12 11:55 PM
  11. francesthemute19's Avatar
    Now all i get is the plug in to iTunes logo and can't get past it. Won't restore. ARRGH!
    2011-10-12 11:57 PM
  12. chris52204's Avatar
    It should have that by default
    You are probably right but mine points to sauriks server originally.
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    2011-10-12 11:57 PM
  13. ortizm3169's Avatar
    The user on ModMyi are correct. Just keep trying over and over. I find it to be easier if you just do restore, but be sure to back up your information so this way you can retrieve it once it is restored. Thank you fellas.
    2011-10-12 11:59 PM
  14. pechon's Avatar
    just finish the download at 9.5MB/s
    2011-10-13 12:00 AM
  15. Valleeh's Avatar
    I dont know it is a surprise for apple that EVERYONE are updating their devices. they should have released it country to country or something.
    2011-10-13 12:00 AM
  16. gcastro723's Avatar
    Am i the only one getting a 3002 (NOT 3200) error? or has there been some of those...
    If you can see this you are one of the many people who can see this.
    2011-10-13 12:00 AM
  17. NArush's Avatar
    The error for my ipad and iphone says, this "device isnt eligible for this update"... anyone else getting this?
    2011-10-13 12:03 AM
  18. Ezcaflowne's Avatar
    Started download at 10:04 PST. Finished in 14min no errors.
    2011-10-13 12:04 AM
  19. rcm's Avatar
    Updating after the 157 try. Hope the power doesn't go off and I end up with an iOS 5 brick.
    2011-10-13 12:05 AM
  20. Stevensilva15's Avatar
    If u keep trying it will install took me 5 attempts on iPhone 3GS and 4
    im on my 9th time and still nothing :/
    2011-10-13 12:07 AM
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