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    Default Jailbreaking error: This device isn't eligible for the requested build

    Hey guys,

    I bought a used iPhone 4 (Version-4.3.5 BB-04.10.01). I need to jailbreak so that I can use a Gevey sim to unlock for use on T-Mobile. However, every time I try to restore with 4.3.5 custom firmware I get the error "This device isn't eligible for the requested build." I tried to do it in DFU mode and still get the same error. I've tried other methods I found online including editing the host file and I still get the error. I'm not sure what else to try. Please help. Thanks!

    Below is what my host file currently shows:

    ##
    # Host Database
    #
    # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
    # when the system is booting. Do not change this entry.
    ##
    127.0.0.1 localhost
    255.255.255.255 broadcasthost
    ::1 localhost
    fe80::1%lo0 localhost
    #74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com



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    Do your homework on SHSH files, what they are, why you need them. Do you have any SHSH files? You will not be able to restore to 4.x without an SHSH on file at this point. You can follow the link in my signature to find a detailed explanation.
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    "This device isn't eligible for the requested build." is the message you receive when you are trying to restore a firmware from other device, are you sure you have a iphone 4 GSM (NOT CMDA) and the firmware you want to restore is the right one for it.Please verify what phone it is with f0recast and download the right firmware for it.Your problem is not created by the host files, if it been that the firmware would have been recognized but you would had received an error.Let me know if it work,if not I can do it online for you, just send me a PM

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    ovidiu1305: That's not correct, but thanks anyways for the post -- I've seen you posting a lot of good information around the forums, so thanks for pitching in. We always appreciate having people help!

    Picking the wrong firmware would result in the error message "The iPhone (insert iPhone name) could not be restored because the firmware file is not compatible", the "This device isn't eligible for the requested build." error is directly related to attempting to restore a version of iOS that is not currently being signed by Apple without either pre-stitching the SHSH into the .IPSW, or without running TinyUmbrella with the SHSH server. In order to restore 4.3.5 at this point (since Apple is only signing 5.0), you would need to have either an SHSH on file with Cydia (elected to have Cydia 'make my life easier') or you would need to have stored your SHSH using TinyUmbrella in the past when 4.3.5 was being signed, and using TinyUmbrella or Cydia's server to host the SHSH file would impact the hosts file by either pointing it to localhost or pointing it to Saurik's server.

    If you do not have an SHSH for 4.3.5 now, your only choice is to use TinyUmbrella in the hopes that you saved one on Cydia. If you don't have one and Cydia doesn't have one, it's not currently possible to restore 4.3.5 back to the phone now -- you'd need to go to 5.0.
    The preceding forum post has been brought to you by the letter "N" and the number 42.

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    Restore problems? Read this: http://www.hackint0sh.org/f137/130802.htm

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