1. paoj's Avatar
    I see all the posts on iPad 2 and feel a little bad about posting this but I could really use the help on the original iPad.

    I tried updating to iOS 4.3 from a jailbroken 4.2.1 but i kept getting an iTunes error (I'm on 10.2.1): The iPad could not be restored. The device isn't eligible for the requested build.

    The device is now bricked.

    I am at a loss and I miss my iPad!

    I've tried using the 4.2 firmware with to no avail.
    I tried using Pwnagetool and I received the error message "Wrong Firmware Bundle Selected" for both the 4.3 and 4.2 firmwares.

    Any help at this point would be extremely appreciated.
    03-13-2011 05:29 AM
  2. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Did you put it in DFU mode and then Restore to iOS 4.3? That usually works for me.
    03-13-2011 08:42 AM
  3. paoj's Avatar
    I have, itunes recognized it as a device in DFU mode, it is at that point that it extracts ios 4.3 and then tells me the device isn't eligible.

    (out of topic - love the podcast. You guys rock. Ok back on topic again...)
    03-13-2011 08:59 AM
  4. paoj's Avatar
    Just to update and close this post..

    Short story, my ipad is fixed (yay!).

    Long story:
    1. Downloaded ios 4.3 for the ipad file directly (searched for download links in google) and tried cmd+resore in iTunes. FAIL.

    2. Downloaded ios 4.2.1 for the ipad file directly (searched for download links in google) and tried cmd+resore in iTunes. FAIL.

    3. Used the above files and attempted a restore through Pwnage Tool. FAIL.

    4. Used the above files and attempted a restore through Redsn0w. FAIL.

    5. Got epically drunk. FAIL. (But this was the good kind of fail)

    6. Stole a friends PC for the day and attempted an iTunes restore there and...

    ...wait for it...

    My iPad lives!

    ITunes version 10.1, iOS 4.3, Windows 7 netbook, quite frankly I have no idea why or how that worked but it did.

    For those of you who encounter this problem the lesson here is really: an epiphany can happen while in a drunken stupor too.
    03-15-2011 09:55 PM
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