Cannot restore phone after jailbreak of 5.0.1- suggestions?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by iansilv, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. iansilv macrumors 65816

    Jun 2, 2007
    Hi- I want to restor emy iphone to the 5.1 update, and I have the untethered 5.0.1 jailbreak. I keep getting the error "This device is in not eligible for update" error. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to restore my iPhone back to an unjailbroken state for 5.1?

    thank you.
  2. Fiend0395 macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2011
    me too! i keep getting the same message, havent figured out any solution:(
  3. kre62 macrumors 68000

    Jul 12, 2010
    Your hosts file most likely is pointing iTunes to Cydias servers. Edit your hosts file and comment out any lines that direct traffic to an ip instead of

    On windows, run notepad as an administrator (liteally dont skip this. Right click it, hit run as administrator) then navigate to windows/system32/drivers/etc. Change the selector to all files and open hosts. Either delete or add # in front of lines that redirect Its easy.Then restart comp.
  4. PhazeII macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2011
    Southern California
  5. TriJetHero macrumors 601


    Oct 13, 2010
    That doesnt work on jb-en phones.

    Download IPSW, put your phone in DFU-mode and ALT-restore(mac) SHIFT-restore in itunes

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