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  1. supershev's Avatar
    I need some help. Every time I try and update my firmware through iTunes or software update on my device I get firmware not compatable error. I am currently on 5.0.1 and trying to update to 5.1.1. Please help. I'm getting really frustrated.
    2012-08-14 08:46 PM
  2. xboxbml's Avatar
    Are u currently jailbroken?...if so, I would make sure u do a clean backup, then do a DFU mode restore... If jailbroken, do u unlock?..

    What phone do u have?
    2012-08-14 09:40 PM
  3. supershev's Avatar
    I am jailbroken on 5.0.1. I don't unlock. Its an iphone4.

    What do you mean with a clean backup.
    2012-08-14 09:45 PM
  4. 2k1's Avatar
    Don't restore from a backup he means do a fresh restore
    2012-08-14 09:53 PM
  5. supershev's Avatar
    Sorry to be a pain but what do I do.
    2012-08-14 09:56 PM
  6. SuperFastSlug's Avatar
    Put your device into recovery mode, plug it into your computer, and click restore. You can look it up on YouTube for a better demonstration. Search "how to restore *****"
    2012-08-14 10:03 PM
  7. xboxbml's Avatar
    No, 2k1, what I meant by a clean backup is...this is what I do...over time regular backup files can get corrupted...what I do(for my wifes phone) is rename the current backup folder in userid/appdata/roaming/apple computer/mobilesync/backup to same name but with date-time in there too..that makes iTunes create a new "clean" backup..

    Then I will use that backup and restore from I said..only on wife's phone...she has game data she doesn't want me to mess up...if u don't care about game data or texts etc and have everything backed up outside iTunes backup somehow, then yes, restore as new phone, not from backup...

    Anyway supershev, if u care about game data etc, use the clean backup/restore method...if u don't, restore n setup as a new phone not from backup...I would put phone in DFU mode first either way....
    Last edited by xboxbml; 2012-08-14 at 10:41 PM.
    2012-08-14 10:36 PM