How to update iPad 2 to from 4.3.3 to 5.0.1?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by danetello, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. danetello, Mar 11, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2012

    danetello macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2010
    London, UK
    I have got an iPad 2 which currently has 4.3.3 on it. I tried to download 5.0.1 online and then restore the iPad using that file, but iTunes shows an error message.
    I don't want to update to 5.1, otherwise I would lose jailbreak. Is there any way I can update to 5.0.1?
    When I try to update, it says "the ipad could not be restored. this device isn't eligible for the requested build"
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Sorry, but you needed to update to 5.0.1 before 5.1 was released. Apple only allows devices to be updated to the most recent firmware.

    If you had saved SHSHs for the iPad before 5.1 was released, there may be a way to do it -- I haven't exactly kept up with this, so I'm not sure if iPad 2 works this way or not -- but I'm guessing you haven't saved SHSHs either, in which case there is nothing you can do.

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