iPhone IPSW manual update issues.

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Stackman93, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. Stackman93 macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2011
    I'm trying to update to my iphone (currently running 8.4) to 9.0.2. Every time I try to manually update on itunes I get the "This device isn't eligible for the requested build". I've already tried trouble shooting the issue.

    I tried looking in in the host file and looking for the "apple" server name to remove, but it's not there.

    I also am not running a firewall or anything so idk why it's giving me issues. Any advice on how to proceed? Is there another way to update my iOS?

  2. vertsix macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2015
  3. Stackman93 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2011
    So do I have any options or no?
  4. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2014
    Nope, the signing period of 9.0.2 is over, you can't upgrade or downgrade to this firmware anymore.

    You can only upgrade to 9.2.1 but I guess you want to upgrade to 9.0.2 for jailbreaking, so you should stay on 8.4 for the moment.
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    As others have said, its 8.4 or 9.2.1. Now with that being said, you cannot even restore via 8.4. So if you wanted to set your phone up as new and maintain 8.4, you would have to go to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset All Settings and Content. Then you can proceed to set it up. You probably weren't planning on doing this, but I thought I would let you know just incase.

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