Restoring without upgrading firmware?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mikeheenan, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. mikeheenan macrumors 6502

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    I have a 4S and the "Other" folder in Itunes shows it at 1.56GB which seems excessively high. Im currently on 5.01, and want to stay there (so I can utilize a gevey unlock card on an upcoming trip), so I downloaded the 5.01 ipsw and option selected it in iTunes, but it came back with the "device isn't eligible" warning. I went to terminal and the host address was blocked with a # in front of it... so I'm unsure what to do now? Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    1.56Gb is a lot? Hardly. Mine's showing 7Gb. The only firmware you can restore your 4S to is 5.1.
     
  3. mikeheenan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow really? when I had the 4, it never went over 800mb. What files are in there?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    iOS OTA updates, calendar, stock app caches, YourTube videos, Safari cache, iOS caches, deb files, misc documents, email, iMessage/MMS images/videos, Camera Roll and iTunes media artwork.
     

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