IO5 "This device isn't eligible for the requested build"

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dr.devious, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. dr.devious macrumors regular

    dr.devious

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    I am trying to update my iPad 2 16GB 3G to IO5 and it is giving the, ""This device isn't eligible for the requested build" dialog box. My iPad is currently running 4.3.5. Any advice?
     
  2. meder87 macrumors regular

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    I'm getting this same error. I can' even restore my ipad an do the update. I get that same error. I actually never updated mine. Its still on 4.3.
     
  3. digitalField macrumors regular

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    i am getting this on my iphone4.. iOS version 4.3.3
    never been jailbroken or anything.
     
  4. zvandiver macrumors member

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    This seems to work-from The iPhone "iPhone" could not be restored. An internal error has occurred thread on the iOS5 forum
    I think I found a workaround. Instead of just hitting restore or update in iTunes, press option and click restore. Then navigate to your .ipsw file which should be located in (your user name)/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates. I did this and it now is updating.-icyfire
     
  5. Iforgetus macrumors newbie

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    same thing happening to me on iPad 1.

    option+click restore didn't help. still got the same message.
     
  6. Iforgetus macrumors newbie

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  7. jamesbrobinson macrumors newbie

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  8. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

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  9. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

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    Well it isn't gone. I can go to the hosts file and see the info in text edit, but can't edit that file in lion. The problem is it won't show up on terminal.
     
  10. pilot370 macrumors member

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    I ended up using Tinyumbrella. Selected my iPad from the list went to advanced tab and unchecked the box that said exit to Cydia (I don't know the exact wording don't have MB in front of me) close that out restart iTunes and it restored/updated iPad to 5.0
     
  11. vvebster macrumors regular

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  12. chunseng macrumors newbie

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    This one works

    Now this is the solution that works.
     

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