unable to select which ipsw to restore to

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by chill., Jul 28, 2009.

  1. chill. macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2008
    I have an iphone 2g that was using 1.14 and unlocked and jailbroken using a t-mobile sim card. i recently downloaded and installed 3.0. however, now when i start my phone it asks for a valid sim card. i am also unable to restore my iphone and downgrade it, because it just uses the 3.0 ipsw by default without any prompt for me to select a different ipsw file.

    how do i get to a 3.0 unlocked iphone from here? do i need to reinstall itunes to that a lower iphone ipsw can be used? do i need to get a valid sim card?

    thanks in advance
  2. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Hold down the option key, and then click the restore button.
  3. oculus42 macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2002
    Hold down Option/Alt

    I think it's Option or Alt that you hold down when you click Restore to select a specific firmware file. Might be Shift, but I'm digging up memory from over a year ago. It will give you a standard Open File dialog so you can select the ipsw file you want.
  4. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2009
  5. chill. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2008
    thank you guys for the quick replies, option/alt is the same button for me and it worked perfectly.

    i must have read over the restore guide like 2-3 times and always skipped over how to do it properly

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