I think I've screwed up. Jailbroken? Restore?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Aldyn, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Aldyn macrumors member

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    Hi there,

    Please excuse my ignorance when it comes to hacking / jailbreaking. I don't know that much, and probably shouldn't have gotten myself into something that I'm not 100% on.

    Here's the deal: I'm trying to restore my iPhone 3GS. I jailbroke it right after it became available for 4.0 (which I had installed at the time).

    Tried to restore through iTunes and I get 'This device isn't eligible for the requested build.' After doing some reading, it's looking like I might be straight-up screwed. I installed 'FirmwareUmbrella' and the only SHSH it's showing is for 4.2.1. I keep seeing stuff about needed one for 3.1 or something?

    Is there any way to restore it? Or am I just stuck :/

    Sorry again, for being naive, you can yell at me! Thanks in advance, too.
     
  2. applerocks123 macrumors member

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    Idk

    You might want to try putting it into restore/recovery mode. other then that i have no idea sorry. but i wouldnt bring it into the apple store....
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If Tinyumbrella says you have only 4.2.1 SHSH then you can only restore to that firmware version.
     
  4. Aldyn thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, sorry to sound stupid, but how do I restore to that?
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Just plug it to itunes and hit restore.
    It will ask you if you want to update and restore. Click yes.
     
  6. Aldyn thread starter macrumors member

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    When I try that, I just get 'This device isn't eligible for the requested build.' and then it asks me if I want to send the info to Apple, but I just keep saying no. D:
     
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  8. Aldyn thread starter macrumors member

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    Gives me the same error, hmmm. Both ways it sticks on "Verifying iPhone restore with Apple" for a while before giving the error.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I'd try it on another computer too.
    Not sure why its not letting you restore to the latest firmware cause all iphone's are eligible for that version.
    You didnt install any 4.3 betas or anything like that right?
     
  10. Aldyn thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope, I haven't done any sort of updating or touching to the os since jailbreaking last summer (or fall, whichever it was, I forget).

    I'll try it on a friends computer tomorrow. Thanks for your help so far :D
     
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  12. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    The answer to this problem is simple. You need to have iTunes updated to the latest version or it will not work.

    How do I know? Another poster with this exact same issue came across me a while ago and the problems were solved with a simple updating of iTunes.
     
  13. Aldyn thread starter macrumors member

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    HAHAHAHAHAH OH MAN. So funny, because I am currently downloading the iTunes update. I was like "maybe this will help." Thanks!

    Fdsjkfljdsklfjdsfsdfjkdslfjsdkf I feel like such an idiot.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Here he comes to save the day:)
     
  15. Aldyn thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys, it worked!

    I can't believe it was only something as simple as updating iTunes.
     
  16. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I like to think that you save the day more than I do... just saying :D:)

    At least you are not hated, which I don't mind in many ways.
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol :D
    Trust me, I am by a few Verizon fanboys and by a few that are PMSing:D
     
  18. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    LMFAO:D

    Oh wow, that made me spill my drink when I read it.... great job there fella, now I have to clean this up.
     
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