Are you like the rest of the iPhone-lovin’ world and have been waiting on pins and needles for today’s release of the big IOS 5 update? Well, don’t get too excited cause you’ll more than likely see this coming up as you go for it: “An internal error occurred (3200) while installing iOS 5.0” … NIGHTMARE.
Now, before you panic and assume this is an issue with your computer and your iPhone product alone: IT’S NOT JUST YOU!! Hoards of people have taken to the net and twitter over worry on this sudden delay and I know I nearly went as far as deleting all my data in an attempt to “solve my problem” which would have killed a LOT of pretty awesome What’s App threads I’m hosting so I’m really glad I wasn’t able to go through with that amputation of a remedy. Further, iPad users have been getting this a ton as well so don’t throw your tablet in the garbage just yet… There IS an explanation!
If you click on the “see more info” button after the error comes up you release that even Apple doesn’t have this error code (3200) listed as one of the ones they’re aware of… Really, world’s most “up to date and on the ball” company? I’m not SUPER impressed with the time it’s taking them to respond to the issue and the fact that all the useful info I’ve found on this topic has been offered up by helpful “hackers” and programmers likely more on their “Do not associate with” list rather than their employee records.
Ranting aside, it’s been posted by famous programmer Saurik that the entire issue is due to an overload of request for the new IOS that Apple has received today. To which I say: “REALLY? The day of your arguably biggest software release and you don’t up your bandwith? Couldn’t you borrow IBM’S Watson or something to help you out?” So, panic not fellow iPhone slaves, just wait a day or two and try the update then. Apparently trying over and over SOMEtimes works but I say wait the rush out and then update. Do NOT delete your info 😉
[UPDATE: On my 12th try today (without ever doing anything different or altering settings at all), the update went through. So, it DOES “get better” and does NOT require you to fidget with settings on your phone or do anything special other than keep trying!]