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03-27-2011, 08:41 PM #1itunes wont let me restore my ihone
Ok so my iphone 4 i jailbroken with 4.2.1 sofrwear and lately it has been crashing so i decided to restore and startover and re-jailbreak it on 4.2.1 again i still have the softwear on my computer and i tried redownloading it but it keeps saying that my iphone is not eligible for requested build. im sure in using the right 4.2.1 softwear for iphone 4. and im holding option when i click restore so i can select my firmwear.( on a mac) can anyone help?
03-27-2011, 09:19 PM #2
That message (device not eligible for the requested build) is Apple's way of making you upgrade firmware version to the most current build.
Did you use TinyUmbrella to save your SHSH blobs before... say, March 9th? Or did you see (SHSH: ...4.2.1) possibly along with a bunch of other numbers at the top of your Cydia homepage?
If you answered yes to either, then download/use TinyUmbrella (http://thefirmwareumbrella.blogspot.com), save your SHSHs, and run the TSS Server. Then try restoring again.
If you answered no to both, still download and use TU and save your SHSHs, but if you don't see 4.2.1 (8C148) in the list after TU grabs your blobs from Cydia, you for all intents and purposes cannot restore to 4.2.1.
03-27-2011, 09:34 PM #3
honestly man i have no idea what you just said
03-27-2011, 09:36 PM #4
Thats orby for ya. When you had cydia did it say at the top shsh: 4.2.1 I. Green?
03-27-2011, 09:40 PM #5
i still have it and i dont see it, where should i be looking?
03-27-2011, 09:41 PM #6
At the top of the homepage
03-27-2011, 09:43 PM #7
it says this device has a pending tts request?
03-27-2011, 09:44 PM #8
Download tinyumbrella and see what that says
03-27-2011, 09:47 PM #9
03-27-2011, 09:47 PM #10
whats that? do i find it in cydia?
03-27-2011, 09:47 PM #11
03-27-2011, 09:52 PM #12
@Guitarfreak Download the TinyUmbrella program here (on your Windows XP/Vista/7 or Mac OS X computer).
Last edited by Orby; 03-27-2011 at 09:58 PM.
03-27-2011, 10:00 PM #13
sooo what do i do? is this not a good idea? should i just upgrade to 4.3.1 and wait for a jailbreak or downgrade or something?
03-27-2011, 10:02 PM #14
03-27-2011, 10:31 PM #15
but my iphone keeps crashing what do i do? like most of the time i cant even remove cydia apps
03-27-2011, 10:37 PM #16
1) Tough it out at 4.2.1 jailbroken until there's a (stable) 4.3.1 jailbreak. If you rely on ultrasn0w (SIM unlock), I'd strongly recommend this option.
2) Restore to 4.3.1, lose the jailbreak, wait for the 4.3.1 (stable) jailbreak. Doing this incorrectly will cause you to lose your ability to unlock for the indefinite future.
While there /is/ a 4.3.1 jailbreak (Hotfile.com: One click file hosting: sn0wbreeze-v2.4b1.zip), it /is/ a beta jailbreak, is tethered, and is a huge, ugly mess.
It comes down to what you feel is more important--having a jailbreak, or a stock but probably more stable device (with reduced unlocking capabilities).
01-02-2012, 07:05 PM #17
worked for me
i just uninstalled itunes then reinstalled and it worked