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iPhone 4 PSA: 1004 error when restoring
If you're trying to restore, and you're getting a 1004 error, it's because you're blocking or otherwise redirecting connections to: gs.apple.com

Chance are, you redirected gs.apple.com to to make sure you can restore to an earlier version of the iPhone software for 3G/3GS.

It seems iTunes 9.2 authenticates the restore at two different points in time. Once right after it extracts the restore data, and the second time after it verifies the restore was completed.

I noticed that I got a 3004 error after I disabled my internet after the verification process started, which made me realize the cause.. It's interesting that the error message was 3004 instead of 1004 though.

On MacOS X, edit your /etc/hosts file to remove the line that says: gs.apple.com

(Open the Terminal application in your /Application/Utilities/ folder. Then enter the following command:
sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit /etc/hosts
Enter your password when prompted. Find the gs.apple.com line and remove it for the time being.)

On Windows, I think your hosts file may be in:
I wouldn't know though....
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From: (Anonymous) Date: July 11th, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

just wanted to thank you---this worked perfectly to restore my iPhone 4
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 2nd, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
many thanks man!!! searched for a fix for this for ages and this solved all my problems! now i have a phone again!
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 7th, 2010 07:13 am (UTC) (Link)
thanks man, you are a genius!
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 12th, 2010 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)

itunes error 1004

thnx for the solution!!!!
now i got i iphone 4 again..

Thnx dude
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