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Saturday, May 26, 2012

[HOW-TO] - Fix “This device isn’t eligible for the requested build” Error in iTunes When Updating iOS 6.1

Advanced: Manually Editing Hosts
  • Quit out of iTunes
  • Go to the hosts file. For Mac OS X this is located at: /etc/hosts or /private/etc/hosts and in Windows it is located at: c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
  • Open the hosts file with Administrative privileges so that changes can be made and saved (eg: sudo nano /etc/hosts)
  • Look for a line that resembles something like this:
  • 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com
  • Put a # in front of that to comment it out, making it now look like this:
  • # 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com
  • Save the hosts file
NOTE (Updated: Feb. 8, 2013): This was originally posted for iOS 5.1.1 but it can also apply to any iOS including the latest release iOS 6.1.

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