Device Not Elogible for Restore

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by kevhui, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. kevhui macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I have a new 3GS with 3.1.2. It has nevert been JB before but I have contacts, music etc in it.

    Just now I was trying to JB it and the 1st step I did was to "Shift - Update" to 3.1.2 firmware to make it a "virgin device", but I got an error "device not eligible to restore the build requested". Anything went wrong?

    Also, since my 3GS has never been JB before, can I just use blackra1n to JB it without "virginizing it"?

    Your advice is much appreciated.
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    #2
    Use Redsn0w. You cannot restore a 3GS that is not currently jailbroken.
     
  3. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    Nothing went wrong, it's just that Apple isn't allowing 3GSes to be restored to 3.1.2 anymore.

    This exact method worked just fine for me a few weeks ago:)
    Redsn0w works too (I've heard)
     
  4. kevhui thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. I just JB it without virginizing, it worked.
     
  5. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Good !
     

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