"This iPhone couldn't be restored. Not Eligible for requested build" error?!?!!?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by bella92108, May 6, 2011.

  1. bella92108 macrumors 68000

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    So iTunes prompted me to update my iPhone 4 to 4.3.3 (I have canadian factory unlocked iphone 4 on 4.3.2), but when I tried to UPDATE, I got the attached message, and so I downloaded the 4.3.3 IPSW and tried to manually RESTORE to it, and got the same message. Any idea what's going on?
     

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  2. bella92108 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    OOPS! Forgot about hosts file.. for others having the issue:


    Check your hosts file to make sure 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com is commented out. It's a file that the operating system uses to resolve domain names to IP addresses.

    On Windows it's located at C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
    On Windows 7 you might need to Right-click on Notepad and 'run-as administrator' to be able to edit the file. Then browse to C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc.

    In OSX it's located at /private/etc/hosts
    The best way to edit the file here is run the following from the terminal app
    sudo nano /private/etc/hosts
    When it asks you for your password use the same on you use to log into the system.
    Add a # before the 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com
    Press Control O to save, hit enter, and control X to exit the editor
     
  3. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    same problem here. i read some people had the same problem over at the dev blog site. luckily my phone came out of DFU mode, i will update to 4.3.3 when they have this resolved. i think its something to do with pwnage tool. unless the link they gave us for the download was actually not the iphone 4 gsm ipsw.
     
  4. bella92108 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Look at my reply, I forgot about the hosts file... resolved :)
     
  5. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    brian posted directions in the jb 4.3.3 thread. good luck
     
  6. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    now this thread doesnt make any sense... it makes me seem like a crazy person talking to myself :p

    /thread! :)
     
  7. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    So confused, getting this same error, ;not eligible for build'. Why is the devteam involved? I'm only trying to upgrade my ipad1 FW from 4.3.1 to 4.3.3. I have not jb'd this ipad. on a Mac.

    I have jb'd another ipad1 months ago, and my Touch 4g. and I have saved blobs from my iPhone3G, Touch 4G, and previous iPad1 with TIny Umbrella and on Cydia. all on the same Mac. This ipad1 is a refurb I just got from AT&T. it set up and synched fine, just wouldn't update.

    why is just updating thru iTunes, on this new to me iPad1 erroring out?
    I gave up and just Redsnowed it and it added Cydia and it jbroke and stayed on 4.3.1.
    THe more I read about jbing the more I get confused. I've never had a device bloccked my iTunes from restoring or updating.
     
  8. bella92108 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Read my post, edit your HOSTS file, it'll fix the issue.
     
  9. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    but why now, never had to do that before, what causes this needing to be done, just wanting to understand.
     
  10. bella92108 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    iTunes auto-updates the hosts file, so likely either in the background or with an install of the 10.2.2 or what not it likely un-hashed the marked out line in the hosts file. I have to re-edit mine everytime I restore, and every time I freak out and post just like this to be reminded I need to mark out that line.
     
  11. freedevil macrumors 6502a

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    Same problem I hashed out the apple from /etc/hosts and it updated

    #74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com
     
  12. krazybboy macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much. I have been going crazy. It fixed my problem. Thanks again. You are awesome!!!!!
     
  13. Seabit macrumors newbie

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    on my mac it says i don't have access to /private/etc/hosts, please help me!
     
  14. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Are you logged in under the administrator account?
     

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