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I recently tried to buy two songs from iTunes on my iPhone 3G. Both songs errored out and listed in the "Downloads" tab with the error "Download error. Tap to retry." The problem is that no matter how many times I tried, it failed and returned to this error. After searching Apple's forum, the most consistant fix was to plug your iPhone into your computer, launch iTunes, and iTunes will find and finish the download. My problem is that I was traveling and didn't have access to my home computer to accomplish this. After further research, I found this thread: