Resolved The iPhone could not be updated. This device isn't eligible for the requested build.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by utneon, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. utneon, Jul 15, 2011
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    utneon macrumors regular

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    Anyone else getting this error while trying to update to 4.3.4?

    i'm on iOS 4.3.3 with both mac os x and itunes up to the latest version.

    not jailbroken.

    any clues?
     
  2. ScottWerkema, Jul 15, 2011
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    ScottWerkema macrumors newbie

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    I have the same issue. Tried deleting iTunes downloaded update and re-downloaded it. Restarting iTunes and Mac and iPhone and nothing seems to work.
    Update: I was originally having the problem with an iPhone 4 and now when I try it with an iPhone 3GS it does the same thing. So it must have something to do with my MacBook Pro
     
  3. utneon thread starter macrumors regular

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    i will boot on windows and see what happens
     
  4. ScottWerkema macrumors newbie

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    Trying to update our iPad 2 on a windows computer right now. See what happens.
     
  5. utneon thread starter macrumors regular

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    problem solved. on mac os x go to etc folder and open hosts file. comment out this line: #74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com

    that's it :)
     
  6. ScottWerkema macrumors newbie

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    I did it and it seems to be working now. I'm mid update. But one questions... WHY? Everyone in the world shouldn't have to edit their hosts file to get an iPhone update to sigh with Apple!
     
  7. utneon thread starter macrumors regular

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    well, when you crack a lot of software you block hosts to bypass veryfications. i assumed this would work. but yes it's ridiculous, but at least we can update now.
     
  8. ediskrad73, Jul 15, 2011
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    ediskrad73 macrumors newbie

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    ahh never mind, figured it out!
     
  9. conshok26 macrumors 6502

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    What does somment out mean? I'm having this problem too.
     
  10. conshok26 macrumors 6502

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    Never mind. I got it to work.
     
  11. sn6002 macrumors newbie

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    well... how did you get it to work? cuz i'm having the same problem. NOT jailbroken iPhone 4 CDMA update to 4.2.10
     

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