iPhone 4 Upgrade Failing with Error 1004

Tech Supporton September 15th, 20103 Comments

I just tried upgrading my factory unlocked, but still jailbroken, iPhone 4 from iOS 4.0.1 to iOS 4.1 so that I could use Facetime between my iPhone 4 and the new iPod Touch (yes, iOS 4.1 is a requirement for this).

Unfortunately, the upgrade appeared to keep failing and my iPhone 4 was stuck in recovery mode. Every time I plugged it in, iTunes prompted me to upgrade and wipe out the device settings. I did this 3 or 4 times and got the Error 1004 message each time before realizing that something else must be wrong.

I then remembered that I had used RecBoot with my old 3GS to kick it out of recover mode when downgrading, and tried the “Recboot Exit Only” program. It worked!  It restarted my iPhone 4 and it had been upgraded to iOS 4.1 too.  All I had to do now was restore from iTunes and I was up and running.

3 Responses to “iPhone 4 Upgrade Failing with Error 1004”

  1. Sam says:

    thank you thank you thank you for the link!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    OMG THANK You for this post & the link. You're amazing & just solved my 2 hour issue! lol

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