How to Downgrade Your iPod Touch 4G From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Posted October 19, 2012 at 7:41am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 76300 views

These are instructions on how to downgrade your iPod Touch 4G from iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x using saved SHSH blobs and Redsn0w for Windows.

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 to the Pwnage folder.


Step Two
Right click or control-click the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier and choose Run as administrator 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 inform you that Pwned DFU mode is needed to restore. Click the OK button.


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


Step Nine
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 Ten
Your iPod will now be exploited with limera1n.


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


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


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



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Anne Morgan - March 12, 2014 at 1:48pm
As I want to downgrade to iOS 5 for my iPod 4 will I need to connect (sync ) iPod to computer as I'm 46 and shockingly bad when it comes to these matters,! Have new upgrade which is way too much pod4 to handle! Cannot even download an app always crashes mid -load! Reset pod and lost all data trying to accept apps! Apps appear extremely fuzzy (blurry) on viewing App Store at times! But always blur when attempting to d/load!! Extremely fed up!!! HELP!!!!
josh788 - May 24, 2013 at 11:35pm
when trying this when it gets to the last part it crashes and says redsn0w.exe has encounted a problem and has to close i was trying to downgrade from 6.1.3 to 5.1.1
kevin - April 10, 2013 at 2:04am
when it done with the image it never restore the firmware it stay saying waiting for device
Austin - July 10, 2013 at 4:54pm
You encounted a pesky gui bug try again and run redsn0w as admin
James - February 7, 2013 at 10:45pm
I do everythng, but i never get the restore image box
Jennifer - January 18, 2013 at 3:04pm
I cannot find blobs. Please help :(
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