iPhone 4/itunes not accepting custom iOS

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jaymzkerten, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. jaymzkerten macrumors newbie

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    So I've followed the handy guides stickied to the top of the forum here, yet for some reason I am having issues getting itunes to accept the update. I'm using PwnageTool 4.1.2 to try to update to JB 4.1, but when I get to the step where I'm supposed to restore it in itunes, it tells me "The iPhone "iPhone" could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the requested build."

    Is there something I'm missing here? I've tried loading both the custom 4.1 and the official 4.1 and it gives me the same results either way.
     
  2. hackthatphone macrumors 68000

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    That error message tells me you are trying to restore to a firmware you aren't allowed to. You need an SHSH to restore to that firmware. Also sounds like you aren't in DFU mode if restoring to an PwnageTool firmware. You also need to press option/mac shift/windows then click restore to select a custom firmware. TinyUmbrella can also help using its TSS server to allow this restore.
     
  3. jaymzkerten thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I followed the iClarified procedures to ensure that at the end of the CFW setup I was in DFU mode, and when I went into itunes it even prompted me that my phone was in DFU mode. I also held the alt/option key down and selected the CFW 4.1 (vice the official 4.1), and after it did its check to see if it was valid it gave me that error. I'll try running tinyumbrella though.
     
  4. jaymzkerten thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Meh, seems to have been just that. Fired up TU and it immediately was able to proceed onward. Why couldn't things have stayed as "simple" as loading CFW on a PSP?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  5. jaymzkerten thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Or I spoke too soon....after it finished loading the CFW it said that it would reboot the device and then itunes would pick it back up. Then it went back to saying it was in recovery mode. So I proceeded to try again to reload it, but now it keeps giving me a new error: "The iPhone "iPhone" could not be restored. An unknown error occured (1600)."
     
  6. jaymzkerten thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I've followed the procedures to try again on redoing the PwnageTool setup from scratch, and continued to try to load it again. The load goes all the way to complete and reboots, but it still comes back up in DFU mode. I even check the log in TU and it shows a DFU device disconnecting and then reconnecting. What is causing my phone to not come out of DFU mode?
     
  7. hackthatphone macrumors 68000

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    Since you are using an iclarified tutorial, have you tried asking them for help?
     
  8. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    If restoring with iTunes, try changing your "hosts" file so that it points to the Cydia servers instead of the Apple ones? Maybe that will allow your device to restore to 4.1, because I know that they pretty much try and force you to use 4.2.1 now, hence why a 4.1 restore (hacked or no) can't get approved during the verification process.
     
  9. jaymzkerten thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok I've finally managed to make more progress. I gave up on loading 4.1 and went up to 4.2.1. I followed the steps to load 4.2.1 in itunes, errors out with code 1013, and then proceeded to put it into DFU and JB it with greenpois0n. It goes through the entire process, including seeing the text scrolling on my screen, and then it reboots. After the reboot though, it comes back up to the screen showing the ipod cable with the itunes logo.

    So *now* what am I missing?
     
  10. jaymzkerten thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is what I'm seeing the activation screen, and if so will just connecting it to itunes to activate restore my previous activation (regardless of it being JB), or will itunes complain about me having an unsupported iOS or something like that?
     

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