“I recently had restored my iPhone in iTunes. When I tried to restart the phone, it went to restore mode and told me I had to restore the software. I restored it in iTunes but get a message “iPhone could not be restored, Error 9”. How to fix iTunes error code 9?”
Some users have seen an iTunes error 9 when restoring iPhone or iPad. Some also encountered the error 14, 4013 and 4014 during restoring. These errors are all claimed to be hardware issues and it’s usually not an easy task to fix them. But recently, our readers have fed back to us that they had fixed error 9 by heading iPhone and then repairing the system, let’s see how they managed it.
Part 1: Possible Causes of iTunes Error 9 on iPhone/iPad
Defective USB ports or damaged USB cable. You are recommended to use the original Apple-supplied USB cable, also keep the USB port clean.
Security software or firewall. Sometime your iPhone can be recognized as a potential threat to computer if there are running security software or firewall. You can disable these software and try again.
Unstable network connection. A stable network is necessary for the operation between iTunes and iOS devices during update or restore.
Jailbreaking iOS devices. If you are using a jailbroken iOS device and trying to restore in iTunes, you are also likely to get error code 9.
Part 2: Steps to Fix iTunes Restore Error 9/14/4013/4014
Apple lists restore error 9 as a security software issue while many other sites take it as software related error. If you’ve tried all the iPhone error 9 hardware solutions but failed, fix iPhone system with the professional iOS repairing tool Tenorshare ReiBoot.
Heat your iPhone or iPad with a hair dryer (don’t heat too much in case of causing any damage) and plug the earbuds into the jack.
Download Tenorshare ReiBoot on your Mac or PC. Run the program and connect iPhone to computer.
Click “Fix All iOS Stuck” and follow the instruction to put iPhone into DFU mode.
Once the iPhone entered DFU mode successfully, the software will detect it immediately and list the firmware to download. Click “Download” to proceed.
When the downloading process completes, you can simple click “Start Repair” to repair operating system. After system repairing, your iOS device will boot to normal.
This article summarizes the causes of iTunes error 9 and shows you how to fix iTunes restore error 9 while updating or restoring with hair dryer. To avoid iTunes errors when restoring, we can also use a friendly and flexibly tool called Tenorshare iCareFone, which can help us selectively backup and restore iPhone with one simple click. For more backup and restore information, check how to backup or restore iPhone without iTunes.