Trying to Restore from Cydia SHSH Blob, keep getting this error!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by NocturnalEVO, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. NocturnalEVO macrumors member

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    Okay so my iPhone4 is on 4.0.1 ..jailbroken.

    Cydia has this written on top when I open it: "This Device has SHSH's on file for iPhone OS / IOS: 4.0.1"


    I've been having some issues so I want to restore (back to 4.0.1). I can't do a regular restore because 4.0.2 is out now.


    So I tried to follow everything I've read to do a restore..

    I navigated to the hosts file in: C:/Windows / System32 / drivers / etc

    and I added "74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com" to the bottom of the file, like so:


    [​IMG]

    then I saved it and closed out.


    Next, I put my phone into DFU mode.

    When I try to restore in iTunes by holding Shift+Restore, I keep getting this message:

    [​IMG]

    This is the file I downloaded "iPhone3,1_4.0.1_8A306_Restore.ipsw" , which is supposed to be the 4.0.1 ipsw file for an iPhone 4.

    So now I'm stuck as I can't go any further than that..

    Can anybody shed some light on why I'm having this problem?


    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. crawfish963 macrumors 6502

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    Not to be insulting here but it looks to me like you downloaded the firmware for the 3rd gen (3GS) iPhone.

    You might try and get the iPhone 4 4.0.1 and try that?
     
  3. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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  4. crawfish963 macrumors 6502

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    Yep I see it now. Hmmmm. Never tried a restore with blobs on Windows so I'm not quite sure what the issue is....
     
  5. adamsweeting macrumors regular

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    Have you put a tab between the IP address and DNS name of Saurik's server?

    Looks to me like you've just done a space. It may be the syntax of the hosts file is incorrect.
     
  6. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    The instructions at the top of the file indicate only a space is needed.
     
  7. WhatAmI macrumors 6502a

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    A space is sufficient. I would recommend downloading the firmware once more and also drop the DFU-part (as I believe this is primarily for downgrades)

    Try a simple Recovery mode or holding down your Home-button while booting the iPhone (while connected to the PC)

    If all fails I'd suggest trying this on another computer, this usually does wonders!
     
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  9. NocturnalEVO thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the help guys! I really appreciate the input.

    I may attempt this at work before I go home (just to try it on another computer).

    i'm doing everything else correctly though, right?
     
  10. GunBlazerX macrumors member

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    can you type out the error since the host is blocked at work? I restored my i4 to 4.0.1 last night and ran into an error that I was able to overcome after a few hours of digging around.
     
  11. NocturnalEVO thread starter macrumors member

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    This is what the error message says once I click shift+restore:

    "The iPhone could not be restored because the firmware file is not compatible."
     
  12. GunBlazerX macrumors member

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    I didn't get that at all. Just be sure you saved the hosts file correctly and you have restarted your computer. I'm sure it's something small like that.
     
  13. sly2000 macrumors newbie

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  14. NocturnalEVO thread starter macrumors member

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    I dont beleive so, how would I do that? (i'm on windows xp professional)
     
  15. NocturnalEVO thread starter macrumors member

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    Update:

    Okay I restarted comp, and downloaded the ipsw file from the iphonewiki site mentioned above. This time I didn't get the error, it continued to restore from 4.0.1

    However, about halfway into the process, it gives me this error:

    [​IMG]


    Now from what I've read online, that means the hosts file has been edited or altered. Which it has because I put "74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com" in there..

    So what do I do now?
     
  16. yentrog31 macrumors regular

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    When I did my restore/downgrade a few months back I used this address(74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com)
    not sure of the difference.
     
  17. elipem01 macrumors member

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    I'm getting the same error. Did you ever figure this out?
     
  18. savior1974 macrumors regular

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    Guys with the 1004 error, that means the downgrade was successful, but apple just can't sign the firmware so it doesn't boot up. Just download Tiny Umbrella and the click where it says boot from recovery. It should work after that.
     
  19. elipem01 macrumors member

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    savior1974, That solved all my problems. Thanks
     

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