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Having trouble downloading the latest iphone software update 5.0.1

Having trouble downloading the latest iphone software update 5.0.1
When I connect to itunes and start the update procedure all appears ok.  I go through the normal procedure and end up agreeing to the terms......  It appears to be downloading for a bit, but then I get the following message. "There was a problem downloading the software for the Iphone.  The network connection timed out."

 

My network and internet connection are fine.  I've been surfing the net and downloading lots of stuff prior to and after the multiple attempts of downloading the update.   I really want to get this update, since it is the fix to the sms vulnerbility that has been discussed on these forums and in the news.  Any ideas?  Thanks

 
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Scholar

Re: Having trouble downloading the latest iphone software update 5.0.1

This is a common issue with downloading iOS updates.

Temporarily disable any Anti-Virus and Firewall software on the computer then run the update.

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Scholar

Re: Having trouble downloading the latest iphone software update 5.0.1

Mine did the same thing. I just kept restarting it and it eventually went through.
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Professor

Re: Having trouble downloading the latest iphone software update 5.0.1

5.0.1? My phone is still showing 5.0 as the current version.
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Professor

Re: Having trouble downloading the latest iphone software update 5.0.1

your software is up todate! IOS 5.0   i do not show a update.

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Scholar

Re: Having trouble downloading the latest iphone software update 5.0.1

iOS 5.0 is the current version.

5.0.1 is in beta... the OP probably shouldn't be installing it unless they are a developer.

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Master

Re: Having trouble downloading the latest iphone software update 5.0.1


Ryan_ATL wrote:

iOS 5.0 is the current version.

5.0.1 is in beta... the OP probably shouldn't be installing it unless they are a developer.


Apple is suposedly having some non-developers test it out too.  I would not trust the source!

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Re: Having trouble downloading the latest iphone software update 5.0.1

Just went through this week. I said yes to update then phone froze and could not shut it off until I pressed top shut button at same time as face button. Next step is to update both your computer and itunes. After that, plug in your iphone to itunes and you will have to click restore. Download should complete in a short while. Then you will be asked to use your backup and you click yes and you should have all the info that was saved back into your iphone. If you have not backed up, then you probably will have lost all of your data. I found that if you don't have the latest itune the restore button will not work, as the download will abort midway. Hope this helps

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