My Jailbroken iphone won't restore.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by tyranical, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. tyranical macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    Its a 3GS, currently on 3.0 and jailbroken with redsn0w.

    I Jailbroke it ages ago and want to restore it and re-jailbreak to start fresh, i intended to jailbreak it onto 3.1.2

    So i downloaded the 3.1.2 IPSW and tried to restore it with that using the shift - restore method in itunes, it doesn't work though it says my device is not eligible for this update.

    I then tried doing it with the 3.0 IPSW as i assumed that one would work since its already on 3.0, that won't work either, same error message!

    What do i do? =/
  2. pixelated macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2008
    use the search function and look at any of the other 100 posts on the subject
  3. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040


    Jun 25, 2008
    Short answer...

    When Apple releases updates they discontinue the ability to restore to older versions... If you have a 3Gs.

    That's why when you're jailbroken you need to hit the Make My Life Easier button in Cydia. Then you can still downgrade or sidegrade or whatever.

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