Help: Device isn't eligible for the requested build

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by markelim, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. markelim macrumors member

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    Hey guys, i recently installed iOS 5, i know stupid but i did and would ilke to downgrade to 4.3.3. I plugged the phone in, pressed option and clicked the right ispw file and i get that "Device isn't eligible for the requested build" message. My device is not jailbroken at all and i don't know how to fix it ! Can someone please help me asap !
     
  2. Paradoxpm macrumors member

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    Apple doesn't sign 4.3.3 anymore.
    You should have had your SHSH saved.
     
  3. shadrap macrumors 6502

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    This worked for me. Use a computer with latest version of iTunes that is not beta. I believe it's 10.4. Put your iPhone into DFU mode and attach to iTunes. Restore as a new.
     
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    If he hasn't saved the SHSH for 4.3.3, he won't be able to downgrade to 4.3.3. So OP's only option is 4.3.5.
     
  6. markelim thread starter macrumors member

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    Yea i just the latest stable iOS build so if thats iOS 4.3.5 I'm going to try and get that
     
  7. enoC macrumors 6502

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    Put the iPhone in DFU-Mode and hit restore.
     
  8. shadrap macrumors 6502

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    Correct. I didn't see the .3 I thought he just wanted the latest stable.
     
  9. markelim thread starter macrumors member

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    i got an error...1604

    Any tips now...ughhh iv'e learnt my lesson now.
     
  10. enoC macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure the iPhone is in DFU-Mode? Try another computer.
     
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    Look on the net for the host file fix on this. Edit in terminal, and try again. Bet this is your issue.

    Option restore to the OS you want: hopefully that may assist you- not sure about the signing of the .3 version so The above posters may also be accurate.
     
  12. shadrap macrumors 6502

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    Might need to get Red Snow to force into DFU mode.
     
  13. markelim thread starter macrumors member

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    it is in DFU mode...i get all the way till that error 1604 pops up.
     
  14. markelim thread starter macrumors member

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    but i have no problem getting to DFU mode.. i have the iTunes cable image on the screen,
     
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  16. markelim thread starter macrumors member

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    great..i exited DFU mode and got it back in DFU mode and im back at square one with the not eligible build crap.

    so should i download red snow now ?
     
  17. markelim thread starter macrumors member

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    thats what i am at now... i have a blackscreen. It is in DFU mode. IF you have an instant messenger or skype it would be awesome if i could get some help mate


    Its in DFU mode and when i click restore...it comes up with the eligible error message again.
     
  18. shadrap macrumors 6502

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    It's doing that in DFU mode with iTunes 10.4?
     
  19. markelim thread starter macrumors member

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    yes it is. it keeps giving me that error. this is really bad.
     
  20. shadrap macrumors 6502

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    Download ipsw for 4.3.5 then option click restore in iTunes and choose the ipsw you downloaded.
     
  21. markelim thread starter macrumors member

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    k check these steps:

    1) iPhone in DFU mode
    2) iTunes ( NOT BETA). plug iPhone in
    3) option click ispw file for 4.3.5
     
  22. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    what iPhone do you have and do you have the iPad BB installed by any chance?
     
  23. markelim thread starter macrumors member

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    god dammit, i keep getting the eligible error again. Im running a iPhone 4 (GSM )
     
  24. shadrap macrumors 6502

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    Those are the steps. Man I had the same crap happen to me but I was always able to get it back trying various steps.

    You may have to go back to iOS 5.
     
  25. markelim thread starter macrumors member

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    i am running iOS 5 ... i wanna get back to iOS 4.3.5
     

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