Sunday, October 16, 2011


Fix Errors 3002 and 3200 While Upgrading To iOS 5

If you have been trying to upgrade your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to the all-new iOS 5 but getting unknown errors with codes that read like 3200 or 3002, here’s one possible solution.

iOS 5 is fantastic (I would also recommend you to read one of my earlier post about the Difference Between iPhone 4S and iPhone 4), but I guess the apple servers were overloaded as so many were trying to update their device to the latest iOS. But the following method should work fine for you.

I have tried this to two of my friends to update their iPad 1 and iPad 2 with iOS 5 and the software installed without any problems. I guess this should also work for you, if you were not successful in the past due to the errors 3002 and 3200 while updating to iOS 5 which I faced some time back.

Fix For iOS 5 Upgrade Errors 3002 and 3200

First you need to download the iOS 5 IPSW files from the Apple servers. Click the link that corresponds to your iOS5 device - iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 GSM, iPhone 4 CDMA, iPad (original), iPad 2 WiFi, iPad 2 GSM, iPad 2 CDMA. Remember that IPSW files are 700+ MB in size so you should probably use a download manager that can resume broken downloads.

By this way, you are downloading iOS 5 Into Local Hard Disk, So in case if you are updating more than one device and even if you want to update it in future, you don’t want to connect to the internet each time.

Once the firmware file has downloaded, close the iTunes software and also disconnect your iPhone / iPad (iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 GSM, iPhone 4 CDMA, iPad (original), iPad 2 WiFi, iPad 2 GSM, iPad 2 CDMA) from the computer.

Next copy and paste the IPSW file to the following location:

On Windows:
%APPDATA%\Apple Computer\iTunes\iP{one|ad|od} Software Updates

On Mac:
~/Library/iTunes/iP{one|ad|od} Software Updates

Now plug-in your iOS device to the computer using the USB cable, launch iTunes (make sure you run iTunes as Administrator, right click on iTunes and click run as administrator) and click Update to upgrade your device to iOS 5. This time it will directly pick the local .ipsw files and the upgrade should happen without any issues.

You can also upgrade the iOS firmware manually by holding down Shift while pressing the Update but for some reason, this approach always resulted in same 3200 and 3002 errors.

I had to run iTunes as administrator to be able to restore from a downloaded ipsw file, several attempts before that, even hacked hosts file to prevent the system calling home to Apple to verify.

I would also recommend you to read the Difference Between iPhone 4S and iPhone 4.


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