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01-15-2011, 03:44 AM #1iPhone could not be restored because the firmware file is not compatible
I currently have an iphone 3g fw 3.1.3 and want to upgrade to 4.0.1. I downloaded the file for the 3G phone it starts with "iphone1,2xxxxxxxx" and extracted using winrar.
Then I clicked on iTunes and tried to manually update. Unfortunatley, I received the error message "iPhone could not be restored because the firmware file is not compatible".
I am sure I have downloaded the correct fm version for my type of phone.
Can anyone help?
01-15-2011, 05:53 AM #2
have you got shsh for 4.0.1 saved with Tiny umbrella/Cydia ? if so you will need to Run Tiny before you do a Shift+Restore?
4.0.1 is not good on the 3G it will make it laggy you are better off on 3.1.3 IMO.
But if you want to go to 4.0.1 you need your shsh saved,. I Am the Random Thanks Collector So Please Press the Thanks Button
01-15-2011, 08:25 AM #3
01-15-2011, 10:56 AM #4
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01-15-2011, 11:00 AM #5
Ok, you definitely have a 3G then so that isnt the issue. I would suggest just staying at 3.1.3. That is the best firmware for a 3G IMO. 4.0 and up run VERY slow on a 3G, almost to the point of being unusable.