How to Re-Restore Your iPad From iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Posted October 14, 2012 at 10:02am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 16762 views

These are instructions on how to re-restore your iPad from iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x. This procedure will work for any A5+ device (iPad 2, iPad 3) so long as you have the SHSH Blobs saved for the firmware you are currently on and the firmware you would like to restore to.

Important***: You DO NOT QUALIFY for iOS5-to-iOS5 restores if you got to your current 5.x via an OTA (Over-the-Air) update.

Step One
Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage

Download the latest version of RedSn0w from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the firmware you would like to restore to and the firmware you are current on from here and place it/them in the Pwnage folder.

Extract the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it.


Step Two
Right click or control-click the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier and choose Open from the popup menu that appears.


Step Three
Click Extras from the main menu.


Step Four
Click Even More from the Extras menu.


Step Five
Click Restore from the Even More menu.


Step Six
Click IPSW from the Restore menu, choose the IPSW you would like to restore to from the window that appears, and click Open.




Step Seven
Redsn0w will prompt you to connect your device. Do so, then click the Ok button.


Step Eight
If you need to point RedSn0w to another firmware ipsw it will ask you to do so. If you are re-restoring the same firmware version, RedSn0w will check Cydia to see if you have the correct blobs saved.

If RedSn0w is unable to find your blobs automatically you can try to click the Remote button to try again or you can click the Local button to search for blobs on your computer.

Step Nine
RedSn0w will place your iPad into recovery mode.


RedSn0w will now restore your device.


Step Ten
You'll be informed when your restore has completed successfully.



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Michael - October 14, 2012 at 5:23pm
How i can downgrade my iphone 4s from 6.0 to 5.1.1 with SHSH? Cheers!
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