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iPhone 4 Error 1013: How to fix Unknown Error on iOS 4.2.1

Although the update to iOS 4.2 is now live and available to download via iTunes, we are hearing numerous reports that some iPhone 4 users have been encountering error messages when trying to update to iOS 4.2.1.

If you head over to the Apple Support forums, you’ll see that the problem is pretty widespread and is affecting most people when they try to initiate the update process.

Below is a screenshot of the error message which you may have been greeted with:

The good news however, is that the guys over at RedmondPie have compiled a list of steps in which you can take, which should fix the problem for you.

There are 9 steps in total, and you’ll be able to view them below thanks to RedmondPie:

How to Fix Error Code 1013:

Step 1. On your Mac, go to your “Applications” folder.

Step 2. Now navigate to the “Utilities” folder.

Step 3. Launch “Terminal”.

Step 4. Type “sudo nano /etc/hosts” (without quotes) and hit return.

Step 5. Enter your password

Step 6. Use the down arrow key to find the “” entries. Once the cursor is in front, make sure you comment out the line(s) by entering “#” in front of the text.

Step 7. Save the file by pressing CONTROL+O.

Step 8. Exit the nano editor by pressing CONTROL+X.

Step 9. Restore your iDevice.

Try them out now and let us know if it worked for you. Just to let you know, we had no such problems updating, but obviously a lot of you did. We’ll let you know if there is official word from Apple regarding this problem.



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