iTunes 10...a dirty little secret?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by elgrecomac, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. elgrecomac macrumors 65816

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    Tonight, I decided to refresh my jailbroken iP4...so I figured I'd go to iTunes 10 and restore to factory settings. this is what I found...

    1. it appears iTunes FORCES you to upgrade to the latest rev of iOS4.
    When prompted, it asks one question:
    Do you want to restore your phone to factory setting and the latest edition of software?

    2. The latest avalable edition is 4.02, so I did not to the reinstall.
    :mad:
     
  2. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000

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    iTunes 9 did the same thing, unless I'm mistaken. That's why you shift-click and select your old firmware file.
     
  3. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

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    yeah nothing's different...
     
  4. elgrecomac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well...

    I tried what you suggested but a dialogue box about 4.02 appears so I just exited out of the process....
     
  5. Brien macrumors 68020

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  6. elgrecomac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    well...

    perhaps I am missing where one performs the 'shift-click'...I am doing it at the dialogue box that ask 'do you wish to restore ..."
     
  7. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    Before you click on restore, hold the shift key (on windows, different key on mac. Maybe option?) Instead of asking you anything, it'll pop up a browse window where you can navigate to the firmware you want to use.
     
  8. elgrecomac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Running on am Mac OSX 10.6

    shift, option and command plus a click don't seem to work....
     
  9. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    From what I understand, you're clicking 'Restore', then shift+clicking the button in the dialogue that appears? I take it from your sig that you're on a Mac, you want to hold down OPTION and then click the RESTORE button on the page about your iPhone (not in the dialogue that appears) while still holding option. It will open a window asking you to locate the software file.
     
  10. elgrecomac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well... we are getting somewhere now...

    Thank you...that does work...now for a follow-up question...
    Where is the file located at?
    Thank you!!
     
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  12. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, download the file. But before you do all this, go into Cydia and let the home page fully load, then look at the top of the page. It needs to say "This Device has SHSH on file for (firmware number you want to go to). If the firmware you are restoring to is not mentioned, you are out of luck. If it is mentioned, follow my method in the other thread. However you will have to find the mac way of editing the hosts file.
     
  13. elgrecomac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    We have liftoff....

    Thanks, all for helping me out!

    :cool:
     
  14. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    First, try looking in your home folder, then going Library -> iTunes -> iPhone software updates and look for one that says either 4.0 or 4.0.1. If you don't have any luck, just download it from the site posted above :)
     
  15. elgrecomac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    and now Apple....

    The firmware was downloaded and the restore process begun. The file was extracted and the step where it verifies eligibility with Apple BUT....it says "Cannot be restored. This device is not eligible for the requested build"...

    Suggestions?

    FYI...I am the original owner of the phone...
     
  16. WhatAmI macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have SHSH's stored for the firmware you're trying to restore to? Basically, you can not restore to any firmware but the latest if you do not re-direct the HOSTS-file to point to Cydia.

    Before you say this is all mumbo jumbo pls open up Cydia and look what's written in green text at the top of the first page. If it says "This device has SHSH's on file for iPhone OS/iOS 4.0.1" you are good to restore back to 4.0.1.

    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=7557

    If restore fails then re-download the firmware and verify a few times extra that you are downloading the fw for iPhone 4 and not something else
     
  17. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah here's a suggestion: read what I wrote to you twice now. Check Cydia and see if your blobs are saved. Do it literally this instant. Just open cydia and don't touch anything. Sit there until the page loads and look at the top to see what firmware you can restore to.
     
  18. elgrecomac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So, perhaps, I have a problem...

    Cydia says "This device has SHSH's on file for iPhone OS/iOS 4.0.1, 4.0.2 "

    All of you have been great thus far...much appreciated. Perhaps I am in a bit of a bind....still not working
     
  19. Myzhi macrumors 6502a

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    Repost X per day. :D

    Download and run Tinyumbrella:
    1) Make sure you Iphone is detected.
    2) check "Advanced Options."
    3) In new window, under "Device / Version," select the firmware version you want to downgrade to.
    4) Click on "Save my SHSH." Pray Cydia has them. If you don't get an error, it has been saved onto your computer.
    5) Repeat to save other firmware hashes if you wish.
    6) Now, click on "Display SHSHs." It should listed all hashes you have saved on your computer and the firmware you can downgrade to.
    7) Start "TSS server," download firmware file somewhere (google) and restore through iTunes with that file.
    8) If you phone get stuck during restore, trying "Kick out of recovery..."'in Tinyumbrella.
     
  20. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    Wow, some 'dirty little secret' that everyone knows about.:D
     
  21. hackthatphone macrumors 68000

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    Threads like this should be deleted. Just adds to the confusion factor for newbies.
     
  22. elgrecomac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you, all for your patience and assistance

    Most of the respondents have been extremely helpful. Thank you. I have successfully restored my OS to 4.0.1.

    I am a newbie to the jailbreaking so this was not an easy endeavor.

    Again, thank you.
     

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