How to Fix iTunes Errors 3200, 3014, 3004, 3002 When Updating to Stock iOS 5 Firmware

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UPDATE #1: Some reported that they were able to restore after several attempts. It’s wise to be patient and wait. This is probably Apple’s server is extremely busy to verify your device. It’s still wise to check the steps below.

UPDATE #2: If you have already backed up your device, instead of clicking ‘Update’ on iTunes, download the firmware for your device here first and do ‘Shift+Restore’ on Windows or ‘Option+Restore on Mac. Then select the firmware file you just downloaded.

Trying to update to iOS 5 and getting an iTunes error 3200, 3014, 3004 or 3002? This usually means that iTunes is unable to connect to Apple firmware verification server to get the SHSH Blobs because of your hosts file. Thankfully, there’s an easy fix.

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4. Try restoring to iOS 5 again.

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  1. this is all i get… i can restore my iPod Touch 4th Gen 5.1.1

    # Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    # For example:
    # # source server
    # # x client host

    # localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
    # localhost
    #::1 localhost

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