Need help restoring after Jailbreak

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  1. edmund1 macrumors newbie

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    Hi Everyone -

    I jailbroke my phone prior to a trip --- but now would like to restore it to original factory condition since it is running a little slow.

    iTunes wont let me restore the phone (not update, but restore). It says verifying with Apple, and then gives me an error.

    I used:
    redsn0w_mac_0.9.6b4
    iPhone3,1_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.ipsw

    How should I restore it?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You have shsh blobs for 4.2.1?
    If not you can only restore to the latest 4.3
     
  3. edmund1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Id like to delete everything and update to the latest 4.3 ---
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  5. edmund1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is exactly what I am doing...

    I select restore.... then no back up and restore.

    Then it connects to albert.apple.com

    Then after extracting something the software iTunes says it is verifying restore with Apple... then I get the error "the iPhone could not be restored. This device isnt eligible for the requested build."

    Ideas?
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Weird.
    Its trying to communicate with Apples servers to verify the restore but something is blocking it.
    You got a firewall or any kind of IP blocking, security suite program running?
    Try restoring it on another computer if you can if this one is still giving you problems.
     
  7. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    May be try it on another computer. I concur with Applejuiced on this!
     
  8. edmund1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i do have little snitch running ---- but i have allowed the connections to go through...
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Thank you, thank you very much:)
     
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  11. edmund1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope.. never..

    Will try another computer.. but any other ideas?

    Thank you!
     
  12. edmund1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    same error on different computer.

    Isnt there a way to delete everything by just push the buttons on the phone?

    Any other ideas? Im pretty bummed ... I thought you could easily restore after a jailbreak..
     
  13. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    settings>general>reset. then plug into itunes.
     
  14. edmund1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    think this will work on a jailbroken phone?

    at least the phone is working now... I dont want it to turn into a brick! :)
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    What's the error code its giving you?
    Maybe try a DFU restore.
     
  16. edmund1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im getting this message ---
     
  17. himni, Mar 15, 2011
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    Download the Firmware (IPSW) from here for 4.3. Then open iTunes and Shift+Click restore and select the IPSW you downloaded. See if that works.

    If that doesn't work download Tinyumbrella from here. Open TU and click Advanced and make sure "Set Hosts to Cydia on Exit" is unchecked and hit apply and close TU. Try doing the Restore again and see if that works.

    ETA: If neither of those work open TU again and click save SHSH with your iPhone connected after if finishes and it shows 4.3 in the list Click "Start TSS server" and try doing the restore again. If it starts the restore it may just be that the apple servers are down or something.

    Post screen shots of it failing..
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1034
    Very weird.
    You tried another computer and its giving you the same you said?
    Yours must be the only iphone not beeing able to be restored or its user error.
    Try what "himni" said also and maybe a DFU restore I put up above.
     
  19. edmund1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What do you all think about this advice I found on another forum:

     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Interesting.
    Did it work?
     
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  22. edmund1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Didnt try it.

    Dont want to do anything without more details -- plus that was on a PC and Ive got a Mac... so would need specifics on how to do it on a mac.

    Worried, if I do something it might be permanent... (is that possible? )
     
  23. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, nothing is permanent with a jb.
    It's just software.
    Yours is the only case I heard that can't restore to official firmware.
    You don't have wifi sync installed on your computer right?
     
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  25. dellAbait macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8F190 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Have you tried to update then restore? I had similar issues and upgraded first. I then downloaded the latest iTunes and restored. I'm thinking downloading the latest iTunes would have let me restore first but I'll never know. If you're already running 10.2 then try the upgrade then restore.
     

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