3 Ways to Fix iTunes Restore Errors 1013, 1600, 1601, 1602, 1603, 1604

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You would have experienced many Errors from iTunes while Restoring from custom firmware on your iPhone, iPad, iPod or iPod Touch. And this make me so angry, when I get any of the iTunes Errors, like Error 1013, 1600, 1601, 1602, 1603 or 1604. Well no worries, if you have encountered the same errors, I have got solutions for iTunes errors mentioned above. It only requires 2 to 3 minutes to fix iTunes errors.

I have listed below all the possible errors you may get when Restoring your Apple device via iTunes. These Errors can be fixed very easily and minutes and one thing more common between these errors is they have different Errors numbers like Error 1600, 1601, 1602, 1603 and so on but they represent one message ” The iPhone Could not be Restored“. The Errors may also tell ” Device is Not Eligible for Upgrade” or “Device is Not Eligible for Restore” depending on the situation you face. Do not worry, i will guide you step by step how to fix iTunes errors.

iTunes Error 1013iTunes Error 1013: How to Fix

iTunes Error 1600

iTunes Error 1600: How to Fix

iTunes Error 1601


iTunes Error 1602

iTunes Error 1602: How to Fix

iTunes Error 1603

iTunes Error 1603: How to Fix

iTunes Error 1604

iTunes Error 1604: How to Fix

Here i will demonstrate 3 Ways to fix iTunes Errors 1013, 1601, 1602, 1603 or 1604. Go for the one, easy and suitable for you.

1. Fix iTunes Errors Using TinyUmbrella

STEP  1. To begin fixing Restore Error, First Download TinyUmbrella [Direct Link]

STEP 2. Now Launch TinyUmbrella and head over to “Advanced tab“.

STEP 3. Now Uncheck “Set Hosts to Cydia on Exit” option. Once it is done, close the TinyUmbrella and Launch iTunes to Restore your device normally.

TinyUmbrella: How to Fix iTunes Restore Errors

Related: How to Fix iTunes Error 3194

2. Fix iTunes Errors Using iREB

This method is also the easiest one to fix iTunes Errors like “1600 , 1601 1602, 1603 or  1604″ however if you are a Mac user then you can not use this method and additionally it also has got limitations for Windows usersas well it will not work with iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5G. If your device qualify then follow the instruction below:

STEP 1. Download iREB from here [Direct Link]

STEP 2. Now Launch the iREB application and select your device from the list of shown available devices and wait for the screen to get Red or White.

iREB 7: How to Fix iTunes Restore Errors

STEP 3. Now you can launch iTunes and Restore Normally by Hitting the Shift Key on your Keyboard and Restore Button on iTunes and Select your Custom Firmware.

3. Fix iTunes Error By Editing Host File

This method also works fine and has no limitations for users, can be performed at any operating system, Windows or Mac. Using this method you can get rid of the iTunes Restore Errors. Just follow the following set of instructions:

STEP 1. First you need to locate Host on your (Windows) Drive C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc

STEP 2. Now open the “Host” file in Notepad and remove this line which has this “gs.apple.com” and then save your file.

Top 3 Ways to Fix All iTunes Restore Errors

STEP 3. Now you can Launch iTunes and Restore your iPhone, iPad, iPod or iPod Touch normally.

I tried my best, to guide you on How to Fix iTunes Errors 1013, 1600, 1601, 1602, 1603, 1604, Hope it has solved your problem, if you still get any error, feel free to share with us in the comment box. If you have Fixed iTunes Restore Errors successfully on your iPhone, iPod, iPad, then share words of appreciation as well.

  • Roshan kumar paudel

    This is good software application,when i downloaded it it has given me opportunities to learn more things.so,I would like to advice to use this application to make work easier.

  • Ramses Emilio Llorente Rosario

    You sir…. are a winner…

  • Alternativa Barbuda

    Unfortunately, none of these worked for me… I keep getting error 1600 & 1604

  • Sonic103ify

    HELP ME :c

  • syed aun

    i tried doing it.. it says above that its for iphone 5 aswell but the software does not show option of iphone 5 as seen in the picture aswell but anyways followed both steps.. and didnt work.. still getting error 1601 cheers

  • Kathleen Bégin

    with appletv3 error 1604 (on pc) or 1603 (on mac) still enable to restore

  • Lakshay

    thankyou bro..It works fine for me, I downgraded my iphone 4 ios 7.0.4 to 6.1.3,

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  • Aâsĥïsh Bôgâťí

    still saying error 1600 plzzzz help me