N/APosted on - 05/07/2012
iOS 5 was made accessible to the public at around 1 PM ET but up until now, no matter what we do, we still can’t install the update successfully. An error message appears every time we attempt to set up the iOS 5.
It says that the update can’t be finished and that the iPhone/iPad can’t be restored.
Almost all the people I know have faced the same problem.
We need a solution. Please help us.
Thanks in advance!
The iPhone "Steven Kovach's iPhone" could not be restored.An internal error occurred.
Can’t install iOS 5 update Error
This is due to the high volumes of people updating their apple device. There are many solutions in the web to fix the said error, but if you have patient, just try it doing it again and again or some other time, it’s because the apple servers are getting swamped because of the huge traffic they received. Try these steps which could be a help in Windows and Mac OS:
First: Navigate to C:WindowsSystem32Driversetc
Second: Open notepad as administrator (right-click and run a admin) and open the “hosts” file from the folder above in that notepad window.
Third: Find this line in your hosts file and delete it. 22.214.171.124 gs.apple.com
Fourth: Save your hosts file with the gs.apple.com lines removed
Fifth: Launch iTunes and hit restore and or update and you should get to iOS5
First: Open Terminal, then type the following “sudo nano/etc/hosts” in order to open your hosts file
Second: Find this line in your hosts file “126.96.36.199 gs.apple.com” and delete it then save your hosts file
Finally: Launch iTunes and hit restore and or update and you should get to iOS5.