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    Exclamation iPhone 3GS won't restore to ANY firmware

    Hey, I was hoping someone could help me out with this.

    I recently bought an iPhone 3GS from someone who smashed their screen for cheap. I bought & installed the replacement screen and everything is ready to go except I cant seem to restore it!

    Here are the details, i hope i can get some help please

    - phone starts up in DFU mode
    - The 3GS was NOT jailbroken and had the 3.1 firmware i believe.
    - each time i try to restore it on iTunes, it says its not eligible for this firmware version.
    - I've tried it on two different computers (Windows)
    - I've tried it on both iTunes 9.0 and 10
    - I've tried downloading every firmware version after 3.0 to restore it manually in itunes (3.1.3, 4.0, 4.1 for 3GS) - same message about being ineligible
    - I've tried different USB cords, computers, and charging it for long enough


    -> I've done my research and still cant get my head around it... I understand that iPhone stopped signing downgrades but in this case it wont let me restore to anything!
    - I'm certain the phone is not damaged internally

    Anyone have better experience with this & know what's going on ?

    Thanks in advance.




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    Quote Originally Posted by G35Coupe View Post
    Hey, I was hoping someone could help me out with this.

    I recently bought an iPhone 3GS from someone who smashed their screen for cheap. I bought & installed the replacement screen and everything is ready to go except I cant seem to restore it!

    Here are the details, i hope i can get some help please

    - phone starts up in DFU mode
    - The 3GS was NOT jailbroken and had the 3.1 firmware i believe.
    - each time i try to restore it on iTunes, it says its not eligible for this firmware version.
    - I've tried it on two different computers (Windows)
    - I've tried it on both iTunes 9.0 and 10
    - I've tried downloading every firmware version after 3.0 to restore it manually in itunes (3.1.3, 4.0, 4.1 for 3GS) - same message about being ineligible
    - I've tried different USB cords, computers, and charging it for long enough


    -> I've done my research and still cant get my head around it... I understand that iPhone stopped signing downgrades but in this case it wont let me restore to anything!
    - I'm certain the phone is not damaged internally

    Anyone have better experience with this & know what's going on ?

    Thanks in advance.

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