You would have experienced many Errors from iTunes while Restoring from custom firmware on your iPhone, iPad, iPod or iPod Touch. And this makes 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 are 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 1600
iTunes Error 1601
iTunes Error 1602
iTunes Error 1603
iTunes Error 1604
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.
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.
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.
STEP 3. Now you can Launch iTunes and Restore your iPhone, iPad, iPod or iPod Touch normally.
I tried my best to help you fix the errors and recover your device. Hope it has solved your problem if you still get an error, feel free to share with us in the comment box.
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