Can't Restore iPhone "device not eligible for requested build"

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by sandalwoodgrips, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. sandalwoodgrips macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2013
    I am trying to restore iOS 6.1.4 on my iPhone 5 (US model A1428) due to some strange recent software glitches (the iPhone keeps reverting back to the home screen for no reason). Whenever I try to recover my iPhone, iTunes gives me an alert that says:

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

    I am using the most recent update of iTunes 11.0.4. I have tried to recover the phone in both regular and DFU mode with absolutely no luck.

    Does anyone have a way to resolve this issue? Thank you!
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    Have you ever changed your host file away from pointing to Apple ?
    Do you have a decent Internet connection ?

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