Can't restore my jailbroken iPhone back to iOS 4.0.1 under iTunes 10

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mars526, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. mars526 macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2008
    Seems Apple has changed the restore policy for jailbroken iPhones? Tried to restore my jailbroken iPhone back to 4.0.1 to get an upgrade. iTunes 10 will verify the restore with Apple and returned the message 'This device is not eligible for the requested build'. Any folks got the same situation here? How do I upgrade to iOS 4.1 then?
  2. moussekateer macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2009
    Have you even searched how to downgrade iPhones?
  3. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    You can't. Not unless you want to lose your JB.
  4. mars526 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2008
    I have done this long time ago on my original iPhone. Seems it's not the same case now. I never realized apple started the verification process before iPhone restore.
  5. mars526 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2008
    So I can restore my jailbroken 4.0.1 iPhone to 4.1 under DFU mode without the risk of being bricked?
  6. jason221 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2009
    It is pretty much impossible to brick your phone nowadays. I don't know why you'd want to update your jailbroken phone to stock 4.1, anyway. You should wait until the 4.1 jailbreak comes out.
  7. kre62 macrumors 68020

    Jul 12, 2010
    Not sure exactly what the OP is asking. If you want 4.1, just update as usual. If you want to restore to 4.0.1, and your blobs are saved with cydia, edit your hosts file to point itunes to Cydias server, and shift+click restore, and select 4.0.1 firmware.
  8. Techhie macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2008
    The hub of stupidity
    Layman's Terms: Unless you clicked the button in Cydia that said "make my life easier," you cannot restore to any firmware but 4.1 with iTunes. When you restore any iPod Touch/iPhone, iTunes asks Apple if you are trying to downgrade or trying to restore to an outdated firmware. Hence the "you can't do this" message.

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