Many Seeing "Error 3200" Trying to Upgrade to iOS 5

Wednesday October 12, 2011 2:26 PM PDT by Arnold Kim

A growing thread in our forums reveals many users seeing "Error 3200" while attempting to upgrade to iOS 5.  Speculation points to this just being related to Apple's servers being overloaded, and some users are seeing success after multiple attempts.

At this point, simply waiting and retrying seems to be the best solution.

For other issues or problems, see our iOS 5 discussion forum.

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Posted: 41 months ago


Omg so ****** off by this!! They had 16 months to test this! Apple iCloud has no QOS for the updaters? Is there maybe a wrong timeout value somewhere??
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 41 months ago
Try this, - turn iPhone or iPad on and sync. If you get an error message, drink a beer. Re-try the whole sync process, if it still fails, drink another beer, this time pop open a bag of chips. Try to re-sync. If this continues to fail, keep popping the beers open. Eventually, the sync will work, or you really won't give a crap, fall asleep then retry the update tomorrow when the servers aren't so busy.

Sent from my iPad 2 running iOS 5.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 41 months ago
Here is what I did.

Jump up and down for ten seconds. Update worked after 2 tries of getting 3200.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 41 months ago
Airplane Mode failed for me.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 41 months ago
This method worked for me:
http://tinyurl.com/y8b6rtr

you can thank me later!
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 41 months ago
There are no stupid fixes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just keep trying.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 41 months ago
Can somebody make a: "Tried downloading IOS5 and all I got was this ERROR 3200" t-shirt.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 41 months ago
http://thenextweb.com/apple/2011/10/12/apples-ios-5-upgrade-servers-are-slammed-causing-3200-or-internal-error-update-issues/

We all love Apple!:D
If you’re having problems updating your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOS 5, you’re not alone. We’re getting reports across the board that many are having issues updating to the latest version of Apple’s iOS software, released today.

The issues seem to center around the point at which iTunes contacts Apple’s servers to verify and activate the update process. The issues are likely due to the fact that Apple’s servers are slammed and are only handling ‘half’ of the requests. This information comes via Jay Freeman, AKA Saurik, an iPhone jailbreaker and the creator of the Cydia app store for jailbroken iPhones.

To anyone getting “An internal error occurred.” (3200) while installing iOS 5.0, Apple’s servers are swamped, and failing half the requests.

A 3200, or “internal error”, message is being given to those attempting to update their devices and many are reporting success after trying the update process 5 or even 10 times.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 41 months ago

After getting the 3200 error no less than 15 times, mine FINALLY went through. Keep trying guys


After reading your post, my advice would be "Don't keep trying. Wait until later tonight (or tomorrow)."
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 41 months ago
You have to just keep trying.
You don't need to change anything.

Reddirt
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