How To Fix iTunes Error 6 While Updating Your iPhone


You may have encountered the App Store Error 6 while you are updating your jailbroken device from iOS 6.1.2, 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 to iOS 7. You experience this error when iTunes is ready to restore the firmware. Your device shifted to Recovery Mode which means that all your content from the device have lost.


Simply click the Restore iPhone button to fix this problem. Your iPhone will then be restored to iOS 6.1x without having to use any other apps or jailbreak.

Follow These Steps to Fix iTunes Error 6

It is recommended that you should backup your data first, such as your photos, contacts and videos, before upgrading to the iOS 7. You can use iTunes to save your data or iCloud for data backup.

During the backup process, make sure that you have stable internet connection to avoid any interruption or data loss.

Step 1: After saving your personal data, download iOS 7 beta ipsw files.

Step 2: Simply connect your device with iTunes with your USB cable.

Step 3: Hold down the Shift key (for Windows) or Alt/Option key (for Mac) key and click the Update button on iTunes interface.

The process for recovery will now be great and once it is done, you will see the new interface of iOS 7. However, this solution may not be able to restore your data and doing this may lose your device’s jailbreak.

Restoring the device directly to iOS 7 beta from recovery mode won’t activate unless you are registered to the developer’s UDID. This is why you need to restore your device back to iOS 6.1.X before updating it to 7.

Other easy solutions that may work for you:

Solution 1: You can also try using a different computer which may allow you to restore or update your device.

Solution 2: Restart both your PC and iPhone or iPad. This can eliminate most of the errors due to bugs and may fix error 6.

Solution 3: From iTunes, go to Advance Steps, choose Rename, move, or delete the iOS software file (.ipsw).

Solution 4: Restore or update your device using a different network.

Solution 5: Make sure that the access to ports 443 and 80 are allowed on your network.

Solution 6: Update your security software. Outdated security software sometimes create issues like Error 6.

Method #2

Delete all the .ipsw. located at  C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates

  • if you are running Windows 8, 7


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