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I need some help. Every time I try and update my firmware through iTunes or software update on my device I get firmware not compatable error. I am currently on...
08-14-2012, 12:46 PM #1Firmware not compatable when trying to update 5.0.1 to 5.1.1
I need some help. Every time I try and update my firmware through iTunes or software update on my device I get firmware not compatable error. I am currently on 5.0.1 and trying to update to 5.1.1. Please help. I'm getting really frustrated.
08-14-2012, 01:40 PM #2
Are u currently jailbroken?...if so, I would make sure u do a clean backup, then do a DFU mode restore... If jailbroken, do u unlock?..
What phone do u have?
08-14-2012, 01:45 PM #3
I am jailbroken on 5.0.1. I don't unlock. Its an iphone4.
What do you mean with a clean backup.
08-14-2012, 01:53 PM #4
Don't restore from a backup he means do a fresh restore
08-14-2012, 01:56 PM #5
Sorry to be a pain but what do I do.
08-14-2012, 02:03 PM #6
Put your device into recovery mode, plug it into your computer, and click restore. You can look it up on YouTube for a better demonstration. Search "how to restore *****"
08-14-2012, 02:36 PM #7
No, 2k1, what I meant by a clean backup is...this is what I do...over time regular backup files can get corrupted...what I do(for my wifes phone) is rename the current backup folder in userid/appdata/roaming/apple computer/mobilesync/backup to same name but with date-time in there too..that makes iTunes create a new "clean" backup..
Then I will use that backup and restore from it...like I said..only on wife's phone...she has game data she doesn't want me to mess up...if u don't care about game data or texts etc and have everything backed up outside iTunes backup somehow, then yes, restore as new phone, not from backup...
Anyway supershev, if u care about game data etc, use the clean backup/restore method...if u don't, restore n setup as a new phone not from backup...I would put phone in DFU mode first either way....
Last edited by xboxbml; 08-14-2012 at 02:41 PM.