Can't update jailbroken iPhone to 4.3...help!

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  1. R2DJ
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    I'm trying to update my mum's iPhone 4 which is running at 4.1. I've been trying to restore it because my mum doesn't want it to be jailbroken. I know jailbreaking is a necessity but she just doesn't want it (when she was on a trip her iPhone crashed so she visited the nearest Apple Store and they found out it was jailbroken). When I try to restore it, this message pops up:

    The iPhone could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the requested build.

    I'm not that knowledgeable with things beyong Cydia. I checked the saved SHSH blobs and they are: 4.1, 4.2.1 and 4.2b3. Am I missing something? I've also got an iPhone myself but I'm waiting for an untethered 4.3 jailbreak. I've also got the same saved SHSH blobs. Does this mean I won't be able to update to 4.3 soon? The only difference is that my iPhone is running on firmware 4.2.1.

    Would appreciate all the help. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. metamaster

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    If you're updating to the current firmware (which you are, 4.3) don't use Tiny Umbrella, just update normally through iTunes. Use Tiny Umbrella if you want to restore to 4.1.
     
  3. R2DJ
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    R2DJ GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    That's the problem; it doesn't work. The message written in bold in my original post always comes up when I attempt to do so.
     
  4. Xoo00o0o0o

    Xoo00o0o0o Xoo00o0o0o is in the house

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    Have you tried backing up data and RESTORING to 4.3?
     
  5. R2DJ
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    R2DJ GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    When I try to BOTH update and restore, the message pops up.
     
  6. dib

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    Look up a guide for booting into DFU mode and restoring it through iTunes.

    And next time leave your mother's iPhone the hell alone. She should ground you for screwing with her stuff.
     
  7. R2DJ
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    R2DJ GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I'm 19. Why would she ground me for something she allowed me to do? Heck, why would I be grounded?
     
  8. R2DJ
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    Bump. I really need a solution.
     
  9. em2241992

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    Can you put it into DFU mode? If you can, there should be no problem restoring directly through iTunes.
     
  10. dib

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    We already told you DFU+iTunes.
     
  11. Bloodgod

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    But He's 19, can't get grounded and can't read. Give him a break guys
     
  12. Liezah

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    Find a custom firmware and try to update it through there then import it through iTunes. Or try a different jailbreak? But the DFU should work.

    What jailbreak did you use anyway?
     
  13. R2DJ
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    R2DJ GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Can you guide me about CFW? I don't know much about it. Oh and I used the limera1n jailbreak.
     
  14. iFish

    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    Did you edit host files?

    Since when using TinyUmbrella you have to change the host files for it to work.
    And if you don't change it back it will cause problems.
     
  15. Dter ic

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    download 4.2.1 restore to that then update to 4.3
     
  16. R2DJ
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    I'll give that a go later. Gonna go get a haircut first.
     
  17. metamaster

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    ^ the host files is modified automatically with newer versions of Tiny Umbrella. So if you want to downgrade, open it, press start TSS server, open iTunes, right click restore and chose the 4.2.1 ispw that you must download before. After that, try updating normally to 4.3.
     
  18. Liezah

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    Is Limerain a tethered jailbreak? I know blackrain is. Hmm.. If all things fail, try re-jailbreaking using Spirit and then restoring.

    As for CFWs, they're all over the net. I forgot which one I'd recommend using lol.

    Sry for the late reply. :[
     
  19. Dter ic

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    spirit is for 3.1.2 - 3.2

    greenposi0n is unteathered
     
  20. Liezah

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    Ahhh I see, then he should go with that. Or base his hopes on CFW.. :[ OR buy a new iPhone off Ebay.. =/