The iPhone Could not be Restored Because Firmware is not Compatible

by admin on May 8, 2011

One of Reader sent us a message that he wasn’t able to restore / update his iPhone with iOS 4.3.3 Every time he try to update his iPhone, he gets a weird iTunes message "iPhone could not be restored because the firmware file is not compatible" as shown in following image.

Screen shot 2011-05-08 at 9.16.49 PM

Solutions :

  • Make sure you have the correct firmware version, you can download iOS firmware for your corresponding device (Download from Here)
  • Update your iTunes to latest version.
  • Try restoring your phone in DFU Mode, if that doesn’t work then try downgrading your iTunes back to iTunes 8 and try again.

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