Restore iPhone 4 Error 1013 and 1611 – The Fix

Restore iPhone 4 Error 1013 and 1611 – The Fix

If you have ever used TinyUmbrella on your PC or have 1 jailbroken iPhone and a standard iPhone and you attempt to update the standard iPhone’s software using iTunes you will get the dreaded 1013 or 1611 error and your iPhone will be stuck in a loop, unable to start. If this happens to you, here is the fix for the iPhone 4 error 1013 and 1611.

 

On Windows:

Close iTunes, but you can keep your iPhone connected to your PC.

Open a Command Prompt by right clicking on it in the Start Menu and selecting “Run As Adminstrator”. Then type in:
CD C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
NOTEPAD HOSTS

Comment out or delete the lines that mention gs.apple.com, there may be 2 lines listed, save the file, and exit Notepad.

From the command prompt, run:
ipconfig /flushdns
nbtstate -R  (Note: This may not work, no problems)
exit

 

Start iTunes, and run the restore process.

 

On a Mac:

Close iTunes, but you can keep your iPhone connected to your PC.

Open Terminal on your mac, type:

sudo nano /etc/hosts
password
delete or comment out the entries with gs.apple.com

Open iTunes
Recover the iphone

 

You may lose your pictures and certain settings, but your iPhone will now work.

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One thought on “Restore iPhone 4 Error 1013 and 1611 – The Fix

  1. KP

    My “hosts” file did not have a line or lines with “gs.apple.com” in it. So there was nothing for me to change or delete. Still having the 1013 error. I have an iPhone 3gs, never been jailbroke, never downloaded any of those kinds of files. Does anyone know how to fix?

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