We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

iTunes 10.5.1 cannot work with MAC Lion 10.7 (11A390)

Dear All,

I have this error message when I try to upgrade iTunes to 10.5.1 on a fresh MAC OS Lion by using software update.

Process:         iTunes [480]
Path:            /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunes
Identifier:      com.apple.iTunes
Version:         10.5.1 (10.5.1)
Build Info:      iTunes-10514201~1
Code Type:       X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process:  launchd [116]

Date/Time:       2011-12-05 03:48:17.275 +0700
OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.7 (11A390)
Report Version:  8

Interval Since Last Report:          3161 sec
Crashes Since Last Report:           17
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report:   17
Anonymous UUID:                      F8496D9D-9EBC-47CF-9F5A-0DB844350D01

Crashed Thread:  0

Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000

Application Specific Information:
dyld: launch, loading dependent libraries

Dyld Error Message:
  Library not loaded: @executable_path/../Frameworks/iPodUpdater.framework/Versions/A/iPodUpdater
  Referenced from: /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunes
  Reason: unsafe use of @executable_path in /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunes with restricted binary

Binary Images:
       0x10656b000 -        0x1075edfef  com.apple.iTunes (10.5.1 - 10.5.1) <2F8C33B1-45B3-FF42-89B9-D59DF0B950EC> /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunes
    0x7fff6616b000 -     0x7fff661a01ff  dyld (195 - ???) <71093406-21CF-3DBE-A001-802259ED5300> /usr/lib/dyld

Model: MacBookAir2,1, BootROM MBA21.0075.B03, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 1.86 GHz, 2 GB, SMC 1.34f8
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, PCI, 256 MB
Memory Module: BANK 0/BuiltIn0, 1 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x80AD, N/A
Memory Module: BANK 0/BuiltIn1, 1 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x80AD, N/A
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x90), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
Bluetooth: Version 2.5.0b13, 2 service, 19 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en0
Serial ATA Device: SAMSUNG HS12UHE, 120.03 GB
USB Device: iPhone, apple_vendor_id, 0x1297, 0x24100000 / 2
USB Device: Built-in iSight, apple_vendor_id, 0x8505, 0x24400000 / 3
USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, apple_vendor_id, 0x0223, 0x04600000 / 3
USB Device: IR Receiver, apple_vendor_id, 0x8242, 0x04500000 / 2
USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c  (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0x06100000 / 2
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x8216, 0x06110000 / 5
Watch Question

Marc SmetsSystem Administrator

This issue is a common one on the Apple Support Forums


I know it's not the same iTunes version but you could try the following :

Create new admin account, update itunes there then switch back to regular user
Thành Huỳnh QuangIT Managed Service


Hi Shamzi,

It didn't work for my case.
System Administrator

Seems I missed your response.

I've checked a bit further and it seems that it is the build that gives the error.
You have build 11A390 which was the Lion Beta

If you have purchased Lion you should erase your hard drive and then reinstall