An unknown error occurred (1013), lot of user complaining about this iTunes error code 1013 and 1611 while restoring iOS 4.2.1. If you want to update your device to iOS 4.2.1 then lets see how to fix iTuns error 1013 / 1611 on Windows or Mac OSX
How to Fix iTunes Error 1013
To find the iTunes error you need to edit Hosts file on Windows or Mac.
Windows Users :
Press Windows + R keys from keyboard
Enter this path in Open text box
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc and hit Enter.
There will be a
hosts file, open this file in text editor like NotePad
Remove all entries like
gs.apple.com and save the file
Now try to restore firmware.
Mac OS X Users :
Run Terminal from Application > Utilities.
Type the following command
sudo nano /etc/hosts, hit Return and Enter Password if prompted.
gs.apple.com entries using down arrow key and comment out the line by entering
# at start of the line.
Press Control+O to save the file, press Control+X to exit from editor.
Now Restore you device.
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i am very impressed. how did u ever figure it out < i was getting worried as.
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while i try to hit save its showing cannot save on host what should i do??
First, Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Right click on Notepad and select “Run as Administrator”.
Now in Notepad, click on File menu and Open the Host file from “C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc”.
Edit and save the file, hope this will work.
You absolute legend. What a ridiculous error, couldn’t do anything, it was well and truly jammed.
TNX a lot Dude.
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I did all the steps over n over but i keep on getting the same error 1013 please help
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i did everything possible, i tried to restore from another computer, the thing is i don’t have gs.apple.com on my hosts lists. I was trying to update my ipad software when i was done it gave me that error. now my ipad shows the connect to itunes screen and i have been trying to restore ever since. it’s been 2 days already and everytime i restore it gives me error 1013.tried everything, restored from another pc, disabled the antivirus and the firewalls, it just keeps giving me the same error over and over again. please help
Please tell me something about firmware version that you are trying to restore.
iPad 16 gb 3G+wifi tried to restore it on 2 different pcs using windows vista and windows 7
i have the same problem.. i did everything but i dont have the gs.apple.com in my hostfile.. pls help.
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