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Sandip Dedhia

Sandip Dedhia

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  • Brice J

    Using command prompt doesn’t seem to work for me when i type in iRecovery. It just says iPhone not found. And I have to type in ‘iRecovery -s’ instead of ‘./iRecovery -s’ or nothing happens at all, it’s just invalid. Also, Alt key + Restore does not manually open up restore, i have to press shift + restore.

  • Aaron

    those commands dont work in prompt for windows maybe it`s only for mac

  • Eric

    What about the iPhone not found error message (found on a mac)?

  • Rick

    You need to put the iPhone into DFU mode first too:

  • Jhon

    Hi, i have an iPhone 3G. I did the whole process, including the DFU mode. But in step 7 iTunes show me the same error “this device isn’t eligible for the requested operation”. I’m using iTunes 10. Can somebody help me? Thanks.

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  • Hoko

    iRrecovery & LibUSB Library Package (Windows), made me lose my mouse and keyboard!! Somehow it’s not working anymore, anyone else has this problem? And how do I fix it! aghh

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  • Tom

    Hi, Ihad the same problem on Win 7. Just reboot and go to last good configuration. After puting devide in to DFU I got the msg: Got USB No Iphone.Ipod found. Anyone any ideas?

  • TOM

    I got it to work by puting the installer in compatybility mode with WIN XP (SP3). Does the job! Thanks

  • Hi,
    I got “This device isn’t eligible for the requested build.”

  • Albert

    It worked for me, but I had to:

    -get rid of the spaces in . / iRecovery -s
    (write ./iRecovery -s)

    -dubbelclick the libusb2 package and install before typing the terminal commands


  • Darryl

    Made me lose my mouse, keyboard, internet, and sound. do NOT download the Win32! I have to use my friend’s PC to post this since I can’t access my PC anymore, I hate to risk losing changes.

  • hernandez

    i got stuck at veryfying restore

  • Sandra

    Ok I got all the way to error 1015 and then rebooted it, it’s asking me for a at&t sim card to activate it, but when I put one in it didn’t recognize it and the background is the screen that the recovery mode shows. What do I do?

  • Angel

    At least you guys didnt end up having your iphone/ipod just not connect to the computer at all any one know how to fix this?

  • gabriel robinson

    can anyone help me do this?:/ i cant

  • vinay jain

    hi frnds dis is vinay jain from india……i can down grade ur iphone 3g ios 4.1 to 3.1.3 or any

  • vinay jain

    dis is vinay jain ..i can downgrade iphone ios 4.1 to 4.0 or 3.1.3 or any oder…

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  • just restart windows 7 or what every you have, if you lose your keyborad or mouse or both! it happed to me too

  • don

    i accedentlly upgrade my iphone tmobile to version 4.1 ang my phone been locked how can i unlocked me please……..thankyou.

  • PS

    Is it possible to downgrade a new iphone 4 factory preloaded with 4.1?

  • Dddd

    it happened to me, try uninstalling irecovery and libUSB, if it still won’t work, then perform a system restore…just like I did :)

  • Dheeraaj

    what about Windows Commands?

  • Dheeraaj

    what about Windows Commands?

  • chris d

    About 7 moths ago I used jailbroke my i phone. I just updated the software to 4.1 and it erased everything. Is it possible to jailbrake my I phone using this new software?

  • Jp Jpgupta

    is there any risk in downgrading ios 4.1 to 3.1.2?

  • Slhokeperez

    That happened to me and I had to recover it to the latest firmware. That fixed that problem.. But becareful if you are trying to unlock a 3gs, there is no unlock for 4.1 yet.

  • teja

    is it possible to downgrade 3gs 4.1 to 4.0.1

  • Meg_babykoryusei

    i have my iphone 4 here its in recovery mode..ive tried many times press power+home ive tried that options many times but NOTHINGS APPEAR ON MY SCREEN…. WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH THIS…PLEASE I NEED HELP….PLEASE.I DONT WANT TO RESTORE IT BECAUSE MY APPICATION WILL GONE

  • Muamedali

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  • Muamedali

    hi..can u pls help me to do dis… send me ur no.. i will call u

  • shanks

    I can’t get through with this. If put in DFU mode, my computer doesn’t even recognize my iphone, if put in recovery mode, the phone just restars after I’ve gone through installing the old firmware, so I don’t get the chance to get it out of R mode with Irecovery or recboot. And as said, in dfu mode, it does not recognize the iphone.

  • shanks

    Someone with knowledge about this who can share? Thanks.

  • Amandeep Singh

    Help me do this,

    Please email me on

  • Alibaba

    Hey. I need ur help. My mouse and keyboard aren’t working. I want to uninstall the iRecovery. But problem is, I couldn’t move my mouse and use my keyboard. So how can I do all these things? Please help me.