Resolved 4S refuses to restore and un-jb

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  1. hibanzai, Sep 26, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2012

    hibanzai macrumors member

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    Okay. I am selling my 4s and I thought getting rid of a jailbreak is easy. Turns out it's nigh on impossible for some reason.
    4s jb 5.1.1

    Here's what I tried to do:
    - Restore 5.1.1 via iTunes> error 3194
    - Use tiny umbrella to save shsh again and try to do a restore again via itunes whilst tinyumbrella is still running almost restores but then get > error 21.
    - **** it, upgrade to OS 6 via itunea> error think it was also 3194
    - tried to upgrade to OS 6 on air> also error can't upgrade for some reason.
    - tried erasing all content> thank God I didnt brick my phone. Never knew it isn't good.

    So how on earth do I restore my phone to a fresh iOS. I need to give the phone to the buyer like new by tomorrow. I don't care at the moment which iOS i'll end up with to reach my goal.

    Much appreciated guys in advance.
     
  2. j.dstasio macrumors 6502

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    If you haven't tried already put the phone into DFU mode before trying to restore.
     
  3. hibanzai thread starter macrumors member

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    Good shout. I'll try that tomorrow.
    Cheers for the quick reply.
     
  4. syxthelement macrumors newbie

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    Check the hosts file on your computer. It might be rerouting your computer from contacting apple's server to saurik's or a blank site (127.0.0.1)
     
  5. hibanzai thread starter macrumors member

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    Can you guide me on how to disable the rerouting?

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    The last two lines in the hosts file are
    "#74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com
    #127.0.0.1 gs.apple.com"

    There's another hosts file called hosts.umbrella. Guess it's tinyumbrella's making

    Same last two lines as the regular hosts file except there is no number sigh (#) before the first ip address.

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    DFU gives me the same error. 3194 :/
     
  6. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    open TU and in advanced make sure set host to cydia is unchecked.
    also uncheck request SHSH from cydia
    on pc restart pc.
     
  7. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Well it is a 4S, so it cannot be restored to 5.1.1 since Apple stopped signing it.

    Type "gs.apple.com" and see if it goes to Apple or Cydia
    You need it to go to Apple so you can restore.
    You will need a sim for the phone to activate it.
     
  8. hibanzai thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, what a silly thing it was. Turns out my iTunes version wasn't new enough to warrant a proper restore. Even though It used to restore just fine before the JB. I simply updated my iTunes, restore, et voila!

    Thanks guy!
    The hosts file used to open the apple site, not cydia. Everything was fine really. It was really weird.
     
  9. noiceT macrumors 6502a

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    That's happens. Upgrading to latest itunes does help sometimes.
     
  10. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    I'm pretty sure apple said you have to be on the latest iTunes (ver. 10.7?) to upgrade to 6.0. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  11. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Correct !
     

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