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

Posted October 14, 2012 at 11:30am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 33361 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.

If you need help with this tutorial please post a question in the comments or submit a question to the iClarified community using our Answers section.

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shouser - November 25, 2013 at 12:37pm
I found a simpler solution: 1) research available pads 2) sell or give away current iPad 3) buy a better pad, such as Samsung note 8.0 4) be happy and steer clear of all apple control issues in the future
Mikele - November 25, 2013 at 3:07am
THIS DOESNT WORK ANYMORE WITH AN iPAD2 3G as Apple has stopped signing the baseband. DONT DO IT !!!
Steve - March 30, 2013 at 2:51pm
MyiPad 2 has 4.3.3, and have blobs for it and higher stored on Cydia and locally. Many apps now state 5 or higher required to run or update, so I feel I need to move up from 4.3.3. I have followed the instructions to go up to 5.1.1, then 6.0.1 but it continues to fail. It is unable tocommunicate with the device, suggests DFU mode to start. It fails with that as well. Any thoughts? I have the SHSH blobs and IPSW stored locally (and blobs on Cydia) as required. Why failure?
Alan Lim - November 18, 2012 at 6:00am
Went I Re-restore at my ipad 2 GSM Both same FW iOS 5.1.1 and I got a Error messages like this "Re-restore failed, You might guessed the current FW incorrectly, and it really be ipad2,2_5.1.1_9B206" Can anyone help me solve this? Please reply thank you!!
Chris - October 31, 2012 at 2:38am
Ok I did the ota...(over the air).. Install a while back on my iPad 2 all I want to do is restore 5.1.1 and it doesn't work...can anyone help me?
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