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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:15 AM   #1
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iTunes Will Not Let Me Update to 6.1

I am trying to upgrade to iOS 6.1, but iTunes is not allowing me to upgrade. I have an iPhone 5, which has been running 6.0.2. iTunes extracts the software and then tries to verify my iPhone with Apple. I then get an error saying "The iPhone 'xxxx' could not be updated. This device isn't eligible for the requested build". What do I do here. I have not tried an OTA update and would rather not.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:13 PM   #2
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I'm getting the same error message with my 4S. I did an OTA update to 6.1 but I want to do a full iTunes restore so that I can JB once it comes out.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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Yeah, I'm trying to avoid the OTA like the plague (never upgrade via OTA updates anyways). I don't understand why it's doing this. Could it be because I saved a shsh while on 6.0.2?
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:31 PM   #4
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[/COLOR]Backup through iCloud and restore it. If that doesn't work, download the ipsw file manually and try again.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 11:31 PM   #5
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Try restoring it on another computer.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:12 PM   #6
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This did the trick:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost...&postcount=104
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 01:02 PM   #7
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interesting this is i updated my iphone 5 black to 6.1 via itunes ( i restored it o 6.1) no problem what so ever. when i tried updated my white iphone 5 to 6.1 it gave me error that this firmware could not be recognized. i tried the update option on my white iphone 5!


another interesting this is check the screenshot. one iphone 5 is named as world. what does that mean?
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 01:30 AM   #8
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Try restoring it on another computer.
mr applejuice any help?
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 01:16 PM   #9
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Did you uncheck request shsh from cydia using TU advanced tab?
Check out your hosts file.
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