Update 6.02 to 6.1 iPhone 5 Issues

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by lawrencecraig, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. lawrencecraig macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2012
    Hi All,

    I am having an issue updating or restoring my iPhone 5. Whenever I try it it comes up with "The build is not eligible for the device" I have googled and searched the net and tried the following:

    1) Editing the hosts file to include the hashtag and even tried removing the gs.apple.com line in the hosts file (OSX)

    2) Tried both an update/restore for 6.02 and for 6.1. (iPhone 5 currently on 6.02)

    3) Tried doing both of the both on a Mac and on a PC with two different Thunderbolt cables and different USB ports

    So I have kind of hit a wall.

    Any further advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks :)
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    6.1.3 is your only choice. Nothing under 6.1.3 is being signed by apple anymore, meaning there is absolutely no way for you to restore to anything other than 6.1.3.

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