Iphone not eligible for build requested??!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by RunningChick, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. RunningChick macrumors newbie

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    OMG, Please help!

    My 3g iphone is stuck on the apple logo. I couldn't get to reboot or shut off.
    Can't get it to DFU mode, but finally managed to get it to recovery mode. Itunes opens and brings up the "found a new phone in recovery mode" message. I click ok.. and then get a message " saying that Itunes can't update the iphone because it's not eligible for the build requested".

    Please can anyone help me?? What does this mean?

    I'm desperate!!!
     
  2. Boereman macrumors member

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  3. RunningChick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How does the IPSW get to be wrong?

    What can I do?

    When I plug it in... all the details about the phone say NA.
     
  4. Boereman macrumors member

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    No idea but could just be wrong. What iOS version did you have on previously?
    What Base Band was it running?
    Was your iPhone unlocked?

    IPSW's : 4.1
    4.2
     
  5. RunningChick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think it's 2.1.2 /4.11.0
    it's jailbroken but not unlocked

    First time I got it in recovery mode I clicked ok to restore. It said it was restoring but also said that it was up to date. Not sure how it can be up to date.
    But after a while it just went back to the apple symbol and Itunes quite recognizing it.
    I plugged it back in with recovery mode and then I got the message saying it wasn't eligible for the build requested.

    I'm sooo frustrated!
     
  6. Boereman macrumors member

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    So. Here are my thoughts... Are you running windows? If so, then when it shows you the restore option hold shift and click on restore. It will open a box and you will need to find the IPSW you will now download.

    Or

    Give this a try first... Download iReb, open it and click exit recovery mode.
     

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