iOS 3.1 How I got around the 1603 error

Discussion in 'iOS Jailbreak & Cydia' started by mcchots, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. mcchots

    mcchots New Member

    Jun 10, 2009
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    2G iPod touch

    I have been having trouble upgrading from 2.2.1 to both 3.0 and 3.1.1 from the day 3.0 was released. I kept on getting mostly the 1603 error and 1604 along with other ones occasionally.

    Both 3.0 and 3.1.1 would fail and leave the device in restore mode. I tried all the suggestions on the apple website and here and many other places as well.
    I noticed 3.0 would give me a progress bar before failing but 3.1.1 only ever showed the apple logo.

    I must have tried about 20 updates over the weekend before giving up and restoring 2.2.1 which was the only one that ever worked.

    So today I said f$#k it and settled for jailbreaking 2.2.1. That went well and I was satisfied for about 3 minutes before thinking "Lets give it one more go" - I'm a sucker for punishment.

    Blistering barnacles, it bloody worked the first time(actually about the 23rd

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    Hopefully this wasn't just my luck and will work for others too.
  2. iPhondTouch3G

    iPhondTouch3G Banned

    Oct 7, 2008
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    3G iPod touch
    Use ireb from ih8sn0w. it let's you install any firmware.

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