The iPhone could not be Restored

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A good day to everyone!

I've downgraded an IPhone unit back to an older version to test an application.

It couldn't work on the current installed one so I had to temporarily downgrade.

However,ITunes popped this error, and I don't really know what to do with it.

Can anyone help?

Thank you so much for sharing solutions.


The iPhone “iPhone” could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (1013)

Answered By 10 points N/A #95759

The iPhone could not be Restored



Here is a fix if you are using mac os x:

  1. Open your Applications folder on your Mac. Navigate to the Utilities folder. Open Terminal.

  2. Type sudo nano /etc/hosts and press enter.

  3. Enter your password. Then, use down the arrow key to find the entries. Once the cursor is in front, make sure you comment out the line by entering # in front of the text.

  4. Save the file by pressing Ctrl+O.

  5. Exit the nano editor by pressing Ctrl+X. Restore your iDevice.

Here is a fix if you are using Windows:

  1. Click Start > Programs > Accessories. Launch Notepad or Wordpad.

  2. Click Open from File menu and browse to Windows/System32/drivers/etc. In “files of type:” select all documents. Open “hosts” then delete all line that have or similar. Hit Save. Then, restore your device.


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