Getting Error 3200 When Upgrading to iOS 5? You’re Not Alone

Just a short time ago, I told you about the issues I was having with upgrading my iPhone 3GS and my iPad 2 to the latest piece of Apple software, iOS 5. I kept trying and each time, I was greeted with an error called ‘Error 3200’. At first, I figured that it had to be something on my end because I saw a bunch of people talking about how they had just got iOS 5 up and running.

Well, now I know that I am not alone. Error 3200Error 3200 is trending on Twitter right now which means that I, along with tons of other iPhone, iPhone and iPod touch users are receiving this cryptic message. The message appears after Apple’s servers try to verify and activate the installation process.

Apple’s knowledge base is no help error 3200 apparently doesn’t exist, but Jay Freeman aka Saurik is. In a tweet, the creator of Cydia explains that Apple’s servers are getting hammered with traffic and that the Error 3200 is a direct cause of that:

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

What’s the remedy? Your best bet is to wait. Or you can drive yourself to the brink of insanity by attempting to install over and over again. I’ve actually seen a few people say they got it to work after trying to install iOS 5 dozens of times.


Either way, it’s not an issue with your device and you should be able to get iOS 5 once things die down.

Via: TheNextWeb

Update: You can fix this by manually updating according to GDGT. It didn’t work for everyone I talked to but it worked for most.