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iOS 5.1.1

Fix for iTunes firmware restore Error Code 1600

With all the IPSW firmware versions, various Apple devices and a variety of tools for jailbreaking the whole process becomes very confusing. While working with custom firmwares and jailbreaking one must follow the correct sequence of steps with right tools and software versions, otherwise iTunes throws an error and the device gets locked down in a restore or DFU loop.

One such often encountered error while restoring an custom IPSW file using iTunes is - "An unknown error occurred (Error 1600)." as shown below.

IPSW restore error 1600

Solution for iTunes firmware restore error 3194 and 1600

Apple blocks users from restoring older iOS firmware's, while this is a good security feature and a method to avoid OS fragmentation. This also prevents users from using jailbroken and carrier-unlockable software versions.

This practice makes iOS upgrade difficult for users relying on software unlock like ultrasn0w which is supported on older basebands only, If you are trying to upgrade an Apple device to an non-supported iOS version even when using TinyUmbrella - the iTunes restore process may throw up error 3194 and 1600 as shown below.

iTunes firmware error 3194
itunes error 1600

Here are solutions to get past these errors and flash custom, snowbreezed IPSW files to your Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod's.

Simple Guide To Untethered Jailbreak of Apple iOS 5.1.1 Using Absinthe 2.0.1 For Windows, Mac and Linux

LOGOGood news for users waiting for the untethered jailbreak for Apple iOS 5.1.1, Chronic Dev-Team has now released Absinthe 2.0.1 letting users untethered jailbreak there iDevices running the latest iOS 5.1.1. Absinthe 2.0.1 is available on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms and can be used for iOS 5.1.1 running on iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad, iPod touch 4G and iPod touch 3G.

iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak
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