This device isn’t eligible for the requested build iOS 5 Beta 2

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by uPhone, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. uPhone macrumors regular

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    Currently running: Black 16GB iPhone 4 GSM AT&T USA iOS 5 Beta 1


    DONT HAVE A DEVELOPER UDID


    Jailbroken w/ RedSn0w on my 2011 Macbook pro 13"


    trying to update to ios 5 beta 2

    i tried:
    restoring in itunes beta 1
    restoring in itunes beta 2
    restoring DFU in itunes beta 1
    restoring DFU in itunes beta 2
    estoring DFU in itunes beta 1 with sim card removed
    restoring DFU in itunes beta 2 with sim card removed

    keep getting the "This device isn’t eligible for the requested build" error

    is there any guide that shows me how to get past this?
     
  2. VSMacOne macrumors 601

    VSMacOne

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    You answered your own question.... DONT HAVE A DEVELOPER UDID :D
     
  3. uPhone thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. jaseone macrumors 65816

    jaseone

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    You probably have the wrong IPSW or you have lines in yoiur /etc/host file from TinyUmbrella that you need to delete.
     
  5. uPhone thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just got my UDID registered thru eBay.

    Same error.

    Even when I restore to iOS 5 Beta 1, which worked for me before.. I get the same error.

    even after I got my UDID registered thru eBay.

    I don't understand the TinyUmbrella thing
     
  6. uPhone thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks.

    Just got UDID from eBay for $5

    found a fix.. has nothing to do with UDID

    "This error is actually caused by something completely different. This usually happens if iTunes is unable to contact the Apple servers to verify the device's SHSH signature files. The device activation, which is related to the UDID, doesn't take place until after the firmware is success. If you've ever used the program "tiny umbrella", then this is most likely the cause.

    If you have used tiny umbrella before, there is an option under the advanced tab labeled "Set Hosts to Cydia on Exit". You'll want to make sure this is unchecked.

    If you have never used tiny umbrella, you'll have to go digging into your system's host file. The easiest way to do this is to open up the terminal and type "sudo nano /etc/hosts" without quotes.
    Once you're in, make sure there is no entry for "gs.apple.com". If it is there, add a # in front of the IP address that is redirecting it (it will most likely be 74.208.10.249). This is redirecting iTunes to the Cydia SHSH servers every time it tries to verify your device and unfortunately beta 2 SHSH files are not on these servers yet.

    If all else fails, usually creating a new user account just to do the restore with iTunes would work. The other option is to grab your SHSH manually and run a local TSS server using tiny umbrella."


    also:

    http://www.karthikk.net/2011/06/how...eligible-for-the-requested-build-error-ios-5/
     
  7. Mengels7 macrumors regular

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    That doesn't even come into play until the very final step of activating the phone once you've loaded the software...
     
  8. iFiend macrumors 65816

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    Not true
     

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