The iPhone could not be restored. This device isnt eligible for the requested build.

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by bbode0, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Anyone else getting this error message? I did everything it told me to do on Apple's website if you got this message, and I'm still getting it.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    DFU restore maybe?

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1808
     
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    dr.devious

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    I am getting this also on my iPad and iPhone...very frustrating. Tried DFU without success
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Also tried DFU with no luck
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    I got the error message, and then I remembered I had altered the host file in the /etc/ folder on the mac when I jail broke the device and removed the Apple server from list and the update finally went through.

    Hope that potentially helps.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've never had mine jailbroken or messed with any of the files. Very frustrating
     
  7. macrumors member

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    you do have the newest version of iTunes right? otherwise, it won't work.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, updated to 10.5 yesterday.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Getting this also! VERY annoying! tried the iFix it thing with editing the host file!
    Still nothing ........
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    Getting this also on my iPad, 100% legitimate :(
     
  11. macrumors member

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    going to restore my phone and update again. this is seriously pissing me off
     
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Same here, I've tried everything and cant seem to get it to work.
     
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    stridemat

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    Backup you phone. Click Restore instead of Update. Then restore from you back up.
     
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    eastercat

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    Is your host file point to the correct server? I jb, so mine is pointed to cydia. Even if you don't jb, it still may be pointed incorrectly.
    After I corrected in tiny umbrella, it installed fine.
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    what will this do ?
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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    Well I just found out a freind of mine downloaded 10.5 beta itunes on my computer at some point a while ago. Not sure why he did this or where he got it from as he is not a developer. But I have downloaded the new 10.5 itunes and deleted the beta. I am not a dev. I am trying to update my iphone to ios 5 and it says "phone not eligible for requested build".

    I dont know what to do to fix this. I have a feeling that by me using that downloaded beta itunes that it has messed something up.

    Please help!
     
  17. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried this and still getting the same message.
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    How do I make sure my host file is correct?? I'm not sure what to do
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    Can anyone help me? I upgraded iTunes and my iPhone to os 5.0 and I'm at the stage of recovering from my backup, except it wants a password, and I know what I'm typing is correct, but it won't have it! :(
     
  20. macrumors regular

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    How do you correct in tiny umbrella?
     
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    I have the same problem with my iPhone when trying to update. Mine is jailbroken however, and it won't let me restore.

    I already checked off the box in TinyUmbrella that it says I must do to perform a clean restore, but still no luck.
     
  22. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im confused, is there a way to update through tiny umbrella rather than iTunes?
     
  23. macrumors member

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  24. macrumors newbie

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    Fix

    Open hosts file, delete any apple entries. Save file. Restart itunes. Restore.
     
  25. macrumors newbie

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    I tried changing the host file and still getting same error! I changed host file by following the istructions by adding a "space then #"

    I'm loosing my s#*@!
     

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