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The iPhone cannot be restored at this time because the iPhone software update server could not be contacted?

What with this. I have a windows xp box with 4GB ram and a direct ethernet connect just like my macbook pro next to it. The PC/XP gives me this error and the Macbook doesn't.

Is iTunes throttling back windoz connections? how do if fix this?

asked 24 Mar '11, 00:07

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edited 25 Mar '11, 02:59

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My guess is an outgoing firewall on your Windows box blocking the connection. Try temporarily disabling your firewall and try again.

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answered 24 Mar '11, 00:48

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thanks for that tip.

(24 Mar '11, 01:16) bobmutch bobmutch's gravatar image

Also try to ping gs.apple.com and let us know what the resolved IP address is, if you have TinyUmbrella or have changes the hosts file, the IP should be 74.208.10.249 (this is Cydia) which would allow downgrades if you have saved SHSH on Cydia server.

(24 Mar '11, 01:47) knightz4u knightz4u's gravatar image

I turned the windows firewall off and it didn't make a diff. Ha gs.apple.com is 127.0.0.1 . Good one. So it got b0rked by starting the TSS Server and not stopping it before I exited TU. When the TSS Server is running on TU it points gs.apple.com to 127.0.0.1.

(24 Mar '11, 02:10) bobmutch bobmutch's gravatar image

the TSS Server was not stopped before TinyU was exited and it left gs.apple.com IP set to 127.0.0.1 in the hosts file. Fixed! thanks knightz4u!

(24 Mar '11, 02:31) bobmutch bobmutch's gravatar image
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