I formatted the drive on the MacBook Pro because my sister used to own it (she bought it off of ebay) and it had a lot on it. When I started it back up, it booted into OS X utilities and when I tried reinstalling the OS which was El Capitan, it gave me the prompt to sign in to my apple id. I signed in but it gave me the error: This item is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.
Afterwards I have tried many different things, none of which have worked, including:
- Signing into iCloud on the device before trying to reinstall the OS
- Changing the date around
- Created a USB boot drive with El Capitan and Yosemite and trying to boot off of those. The MacBook did not recognize the USB drive. The drive was in GPT.
- I cleared pram before trying USB boot drive too
- And since the MacBook Pro is from 2009, internet recovery mode did not work either.