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Thread: Updating JB'd 3GS from 4.3.3 to 5.0.1, "Device not eligible."

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    Default Updating JB'd 3GS from 4.3.3 to 5.0.1, "Device not eligible."
    I have a 3GS with new boot ROM, jailbroken and currently on 4.3.3 FW, 6.15.00 baseband. I have also unlocked the phone with UltraSn0w and have been using it without problems on Telcel in Mexico. Now I'm trying to update to 5.0.1.

    I used RedSn0w 0.9.9b8 to put phone in pwned DFU mode, iTunes 10.5.1 to option-Restore, and chose iPhone2,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw. I get the "This device isn't eligible" error when iTunes tries to verify the restore with Apple. I then have to use RedSn0w's Recovery Fix to get the phone working again.

    Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thanks.


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    Green Apple
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    los angeles
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    you need to edit the hosts file and delete the row "74.108...." or just put "#" at the start.

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    Thanks. I think that entry actually started "74.208...", and removing that got me past that hurdle. I then ran into other problems, but I'll post under a different subject. Thanks again.


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