How to Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Posted October 15, 2012 at 2:56am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 52039 views

These are instructions on how to downgrade your iPhone 4 from iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x using saved SHSH blobs and Redsn0w for Mac.

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 ask you if you would like to prevent the baseband from being updated. Click Yes.

Step Eight
Redsn0w will inform you that Pwned DFU mode is needed to restore. Click the OK button.

Step Nine
Connect your device, turn it off, and then click the Next button

Step Ten
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here.

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.

Step Eleven
Your iPhone will now be exploited with limera1n.

Step Twelve
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 Thirteen
RedSn0w will now prepare a system restore image.

Step Fourteen
You device will then be restored to the new firmware.

Step Fifteen
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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ReutM - April 24, 2013 at 8:04am
Try this one, , I have unlocked my phone there. very fast service (about 6 hours total) and cheap, now i can update to any version without having to worry that my phone will be locked ever again. Only 9.99 for phone unlocks!
Didou - January 28, 2013 at 8:38pm
Hello ! I would like to know if this is working for Iphone 4 on iOS 6.1 to 5.1.1 (I have 5.1.1 SHSH on my computer). Thank you.
Simon Walker - February 6, 2013 at 7:38pm
I have a 4S and will be doing the same thing as you right now cept once i've stitched the blobs to the IPSW i'll be using snowbreeze to further customize the IPSW to add a custom boot logo hehehe
Maya - January 28, 2013 at 10:16am
Definitely worked! Thanks so much! Was worried I wouldn't be able to downgrade after my iPhone 4 (5.1.1) bricked and iTunes was telling me I HAD to upgrade to the latest software. Yay! Thank you! Was so easy too!
Im Samnang - January 1, 2013 at 3:29pm
Hi! can you upload the Iphone 5 SHSH Blob 5.1.1 to me i need it to downgrade my iphone
Simon Walker - February 6, 2013 at 7:20pm
no one can upload shsh blobs for you as they are unique to each device, unless you originally saved your blobs when apple was still signing that particular firmware youre screwed sorry to say, luckily for me i knew that one day ios6 would be out and i knew i may not like it so i saved my 5.1.1 blobs ages ago, and now i'm able to stitch them to the 5.1.1 ispw firmware then restore :D
Sunny - November 28, 2012 at 4:44am
is this tethered jailbreak?
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