10-15-2011 6:50 AM
I am looking for any help or advise, I have an iPhone 3gs and I was using IOS 4.3.3. After reading all the advantages that the upgrade would provide to my iPhone I decided to upgrade, I was told to back it up then restore it in itunes. I have done all that now I get this this activation screen that says the servers are temporary unavailable to active my iPhone, does anyone have an idea of a time frame that this problem will be fixed? I contacted ATT support and let me say that was a total nightmare, first the system disconnected me 3 times, then when I got to someone they didn't know how long it would take and said it could days before the problem is fixed, I have never heard of that happening before and truthfully if it does I am done with ATT, so my main question is does anyone have any ideas on when ATT is going to fix the problem and allow iPhones to be activated?
10-15-2011 7:00 AM
10-15-2011 7:03 AM
Try to do a restore first. I had the same problem. I downloaded the update to my computer first and then performed the update. I had initially received an error but found out later that it had nothing to do with my computer/iphone. The iphone/software regularly tries to communicate with Apple servers to make sure you have legit hardware. You'll have to be patient because a lot of people are trying to hit the same server as you are. It took a little time for me to get my wive's 3GS updated. The one thing I noticed is that about 90% of the people who have been posting lately--to include the 4S buyers--are very impatient.
10-15-2011 2:13 PM
The Apple store was having the same issue today when I got my new 3GS. He seemed very surprised that he was able to get the phone to update to the IOS 5 update.
10-15-2011 2:16 PM
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