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I got the error " The phone "iphone" could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the request build" What can I do ? I am running itunes 10...
10-28-2011, 08:15 PM #1Error when restore custom iOS 5 ong 3gs- need help
I got the error " The phone "iphone" could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the request build" What can I do ? I am running itunes 10 (latest)
10-28-2011, 10:39 PM #2
Ensure tiny umbrella is not setting your hosts file towards cydia.
10-28-2011, 10:40 PM #3
when tinyumbrella runing then I got error 11
10-28-2011, 10:44 PM #4
don't run tiny umbrella for restore , under adv tab , uncheck set hosts file to cydia and close it . update iTunes to 10.5 and do ur restore .
10-28-2011, 10:46 PM #5
if I dont run tiny umbrella then I got error " The phone "iphone" could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the request build" . My itunes is up to date now.
10-28-2011, 10:52 PM #6
you want your iOS 5 be verified by apple , if you are restoring to custom firmware , you need to put iphone into pwned dfu mode.
10-28-2011, 11:14 PM #7
Yes, I use the Redsn0w click ong the Pwned dfu option then follow the instruction to put the phone to DFU mode. After that I launch itunes and hold option + restore (Mac) then pick the custom file. After it extract out then it pop up the error msg like I mentioned above.
10-28-2011, 11:23 PM #8
Reboot your mac again. Did you create your custom fw ?
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10-28-2011, 11:39 PM #9
I did use redsn0w to create the custom fw. I don't know maybe something to do with itunes or not.
10-28-2011, 11:44 PM #10
try it on a pc if you have one.
10-29-2011, 05:03 PM #11
I got it updated now and unlocked - thanks so much
11-14-2011, 02:52 AM #12
i cannot restore it even in pwned dfu mode. i have even tried the host file method. but it isn't getting restored after that. what should i do now?