Trying to find out how to fix iTunes error 11? iTunes errors are not uncommon, but most of the times they are easily solved. This iTunes error we encountered while working on the article about the new Absinthe 2.0.1. Normally the error should not appear, but if you see the error blinking on your screen then we found the answer on what went wrong!
In our case, the error appeared while jailbreaking iOS 5.1.1 using Absinthe 2.0.1, but this error can also appear in other processes. If you missed the news, you can check out everything about the release of Absinthe 2.0.1 to jailbreak any iDevice.
While we where trying to get our iOS 5.1.1 SHSH Blobs using TinyUmbrella, iTunes showed a message that for some reason we cannot restore iOS 5.1.1 using TinyUmbrella. It is important to mention that we already saved iOS 5.1.1 SHSH Blobs in TinyUmbrella previously.
Solution to fix iTunes Error 11
- Check your HOSTS file and remove all the gs.apple.com entries
- Try to restore without TinyUmbrella
UPDATE X1: Unfortunately, this post is way out of date and DOES NOT WORK ANYMORE. Any attempt to use this guide will lead to failure. As an alternative to fix iTunes Error 11 as suggested by user Scotbond, you can instead use Redsn0w to stitch SHSH blobs INTO the IPSW (custom or stock) and create a brand-new IPSW. You can then use iTunes to restore to iOS 5.1.1 using the Redsn0w-stitched IPSW. Make sure that TinyUmbrella is not running in the background and your HOST file is at default. The process is quite similar to this guide.
We tested this solution, and it worked fine.
Earlier today, we already encountered iTunes error 3194 while restoring iOS 5.1.1 on iPhone, iPod & iPad. We are still testing and if we come across more errors in this process, we will get back to you as soon as possible!
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