Smells ugly as a software-bug. I would suggest you to file a technical case including
OS version, Creator Version and all that stuff that could help to have the issue identified fast.
Exactly after which particular step with respect to component datasheet, you got this error message?
I've had the same issues.
I solved this using another Miniprog (Rev. *B).
Also make sure you are using I2C pullup resistors on both lines. The Tuner program is not handling clock stretching well, I guess.