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So last night, I updated to iOS5 on my iPod Touch 4. There was an error, and it stopped working. Couldn't restore it or anything, basically making my iPod Touch a lightweight paperweigh. I went on the forums and there were a lot of users with this same issue, however, those that used their Macs to update didn't have any troubles, or fixed the issue.

I tried on my Mac Lion at work and it fixed my issue.

FYI, no real news article published on it, yet.
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worked fine for me on windows
 
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Well, you were the lucky one. A few people have found workarounds within Windows:

1. If the phone blacks out on you, just plug it into your PC again, kick it into DFU Mode and re-restore. Problem solved.

2. Redownload the package outside of iTunes, with firewall turned off, then have iTunes update it. If it throws an error saying it was unable to make a backup, and if you continue, it would not be able to restore your applications (not completely true as you just need any backup, not necessarily the one it makes before updating). Let it continue and the error won't come up again. Finally it updated, and then the backup made earlier restored everything with a sync.
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I did the update on my girlfriend Ipod touch in my rig and work perfectly
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I did my iPhone 4 the following day iOS 5 came out, and the G/F's the next day, Both on PC. Not a problem at all.

At the same time you have to expect problems. How many iDevices are out there? and how many of those do you think were updating at the same time.
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Both my brother and I did updateds to iOS 5 on PCs with no issues.
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Worked first time for me on Win7 on my Verizon iPhone 4. Another guy I work with took him 3 tries and a buddy had to do his iPad twice. There are a lot of reports of an error 3200 or something, but just retrying fixed it in most cases. That error is not only on Windows either.
 
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No problems for me from windows either.
    
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No issues here on 2 phones on different PCs.
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Kids iPod Touch 3rd gen and Wife's iPhone 3GS both done on Windows 7 first try.
Will do my 3GS on the same computer once untethered JB comes out (iPod and wife's are tethered JB, but they never restart them).
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