Problems Updating to 5.0.1

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by kjs862, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. kjs862 macrumors 65816

    kjs862

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    I have an ATT Black iPhone 4S 64GB. I'm trying to update to 5.0.1 via iTunes, and I'm getting an error message saying " The iPhone 'John's iPhone' could not be updated. This device isn't eligible for the requested build". The phone isn't jailbroken, however there is jailbreaking software installed on my computer that I used for a couple of friends. But my phone, the phone i'm trying to update to 5.0.1 is not jailbroken. I have plenty for free space on the phone, and have tried to update it about 20 times now. Every time I try to update, I keep getting the same message. Any ideas guys?

    Thanks,

    kjs862
     
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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  3. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    Why don't you just update OTA and see if that works.
     
  4. kjs862 thread starter macrumors 65816

    kjs862

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    At the moment, I'm at my computer with only a wired internet connection.
     
  5. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    Not sure if you missed it as it was several pages after your post but this was in response to your post on the MR front page article:

     
  6. kjs862 thread starter macrumors 65816

    kjs862

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    I saw this, but I'm not really sure what he meant. I sent him a PM, but haven't heard back from him, and I did a google search, but there is a bunch of stuff with modifying text files, which I don't think is a good idea!
     
  7. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Well, it's likely that one of the jailbreak-related stuff you have installed on your computer has modified your hosts file, so you have to modify it back to what it was originally.
     
  8. jman240 macrumors 6502a

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    No that's fine. You want to modify the /etc/hosts file (make a backup of it if your wary) and make sure there isn't anything in there blocking apple.
     
  9. kjs862 thread starter macrumors 65816

    kjs862

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    Okay great, I directed myself to the host file, and change it back to the original. There was this address for the gs.apple.com so I had just commented that out, and now all is working!
     

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