Trying to restore an ipod touch Gen4, tried everything, the usual checks have been carried out, latest version of iOS on my Mac, latest iTunes version, no USB conflicts, plugged directly into the Mac and yet every time I get the same message while trying to install the latest iOS for the iPod (currently running 4.3.1) - "The iPod "iPod Touch" could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the requested build."
i checked online and the 4th Gen touch is eligible for iOS 6, but even if i could get it to 5 that would be fine. I know it works as we have other 4th gen iPods running iOS 6.
Note yo can only update or restore an iPod to the current iOS. For the 4G you can only go to 6.0.1
Thanks again - I tried step 4 above and it worked. I have 5 or 6 iPhones and iPods synced to my Mac and all were working apart from this one. Adding the hash & space in front of the gs.apple.com scripts seemed to allow it to update to 6.0.1.
I had another completely locked up 4th gen Ipod touch which hadn't worked for about a year but I got that one working by syncing it to another Mac and now that's all updated and running fine.