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How to Downgrade Your 2.0 iPhone to 1.1.4

How to Downgrade Your 2.0 iPhone to 1.1.4

Posted July 11, 2008 at 1:29am by iClarified
This are instructions on how to downgrade your original iPhone from 2.0 to 1.1.4.

You will want to perform this tutorial if you accidentally updated to the 2.0 firmware or you just rather be on 1.1.4.

To follow this tutorial you will need to have iLiberty (Windows, Mac), iTunes 7.5 (Windows, Mac), and the 1.1.4 firmware.

Step One
If you have Windows, uninstall iTunes 7.7 as well as Apple Mobile Device Support and then reboot your computer. Go to your Control Panel and use Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features(Vista) to do this!

If you have Mac OS X, open Terminal from Applications:Utilities. Enter the following commands into the Terminal window:

defaults write com.apple.iTunes StoreActivationMode -boolean NO
defaults write com.apple.iTunes StoreGeniusMode -boolean NO
killall iTunesHelper
rm -r /Applications/iTunes.app
rm -r /Library/Receipts/iTunesX.pkg
rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iTunes*
sudo rm -r /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/MobileDevice.framework

How to Downgrade Your 2.0 iPhone to 1.1.4

Step Two
Install iTunes 7.5 onto your computer using the download links provided above.
How to Downgrade Your 2.0 iPhone to 1.1.4

Step Three
Before attempting to launch iTunes 7.5 for the first time you need to delete or rename the iTunes folder.

Rename the C:Documents and Settings**your user name**My DocumentsMy MusiciTunes folder to iTunes Backup.

Mac OS X:
Select the iTunes folder in your Music directory and rename it iTunes Backup. You press the Enter key to rename a file in Mac OS X.
How to Downgrade Your 2.0 iPhone to 1.1.4

Step Four
Launch iTunes by selecting its icon in the dock.
How to Downgrade Your 2.0 iPhone to 1.1.4

Step Five
Put your iPhone into DFU mode by following these instructions.

Step Six
iTunes will notify you that it has found an iPhone in recovery mode. Click the OK button.
How to Downgrade Your 2.0 iPhone to 1.1.4

Step Seven
Hold down Option and press the Restore button. If you are using Windows hold down Shift and press the Restore button.
How to Downgrade Your 2.0 iPhone to 1.1.4

Step Eight
Select the iPhone 1.1.4 firmware file you downloaded earlier and click the Open button.
How to Downgrade Your 2.0 iPhone to 1.1.4

Step Nine
Once the restore has completed you will get a 1015 error or similar.
How to Downgrade Your 2.0 iPhone to 1.1.4

If you get an error in the 1600s then try putting the iPhone into DFU mode and try again. You might also want to try a different USB port, remove your SIM card and then restart your system and if all else fails use a different computer!

Step Ten
Now you can use your favourite unlocking method to kick your iPhone out of restore mode and unlock it.

Below are some instructions to help you with the more popular methods; however, I would suggest using PwnageTool as it will downgrade your baseband.

Windows: iLiberty+, WinPwn
Mac: iLiberty+, PwnageTool

The first time I tried this I opened iLiberty+ with iTunes still open. It immediately kicked my phone out of recovery mode and then the application closed down. I reopened it and then was able to unlock successfully on my first attempt.

PwnageTool will downgrade your baseband. There is no reason to use an alternate tool do perform this function but if you must... Here are instructions to use KiPhone to downgrade your Baseband.

Step Eleven
Select Software Update from the Apple Menu at the top left hand corner of your screen.
How to Downgrade Your 2.0 iPhone to 1.1.4

Select iTunes 7.7 from the list of software available for install and click the Install 1 Item button.
How to Downgrade Your 2.0 iPhone to 1.1.4

For windows users just reinstall iTunes 7.7 from the Apple website here

Step Twelve
Once installation of iTunes 7.7 has completed you can rename the folder iTunes Backup created in Step Three to just iTunes. You will then get your library back!
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Arnold - November 6, 2009 at 8:31am
i unlocked the iphone, but there is still 1 problem, which is my sim card cannot be read. can anyone help me with this?
Mert - January 5, 2013 at 5:57pm
What a joy to find such clear thinking. Thanks for potsing!
Ewa - January 7, 2013 at 1:48pm
Jul03Mol Somewhere in the Valley, 3.oo am: Ring! Hello? Steve is that you? Yeah. Wazzup baby? Sorry to bother you at this time, but I got a BIG prbelom, know what I mean? Err.. sort of. Lost? No, no. Worse. There is this, err, thing growing on me lately. Horrible! A thing? A thing! Describe thing, iPhone Well, it's a ginormous lump of meat with dog's breath, sweaty paws and some really really waxy stuff in his ears. Oh, and hairs too! In his ears, that is Does it make noise? Oh, you won't believe the noise it makes. It goes like oh and ah and hissing and blabbering and.. Yeah yeah I got the message. I will take care of it. When? Soon my friend How? Camera shutdown protocol Blimey, sounds good. Hurry, Steve! Roger and Wilco
Arnold - November 6, 2009 at 2:29am
I followed all the instruction buy at the end i got an error (9) what does that means?
Marcos - January 5, 2013 at 2:51am
A really good aneswr, full of rationality!
meee - February 15, 2009 at 8:45am
how do i get my library back? the link takes me to downloading itunes 8.0 i dont get it 0.o
n2ownage - December 15, 2008 at 5:58pm
hi, i followed this tutorial with a pwned 2.0 iPhone and get error (1) when i try and restore the firmware in DFU mode, anyone know how to get past this? thanks
Juan - November 29, 2008 at 11:04am
I only want to suggest a thing. Before Pass No. Six, I had to reinstall Apple Mobile Device, thats Quicktime. You did not cmment anythig about it in the tutorial and without that program the computer is not able to detect your Iphone. Thanks. :)
Cenk - January 5, 2013 at 2:54pm
Hey, sure! the risks are very simple: buakcp all your data before attempting to jailbreak, in the very rare event that everything doesnt go according to plan, you can restore your iphone/ipad through itunes and it will be as if you havent done anything! now if you decide to go through with it, just download absinthe 0.4 for windows/mac/linux, according to your os and follow the onscreen instructions.Let me know what happens
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UtechU - November 4, 2008 at 1:57pm
In Step one it says to remove itunes 7.7 etc and rename folders....and then instal 7.5. Is it possible just to start off on a new computer with itunes 7.5 or is there something in 7.7 that is necessary after the removal and re-install of 7.5? thank you in advance for your help. :)
David - October 10, 2008 at 11:34am
you smart Mothertrucker!!! THANK YOU. I SPEND 12 hours trying to do this with other programs and only yours worked. YOU DA MAN!!!
flo - October 9, 2008 at 4:44am
I always get an error(20) after extracting software process. what does this mean? and how can I get restored my phone? thx
raghav - September 25, 2008 at 10:59pm
need all my data from my computer to my iphone.
Ahmed - September 8, 2008 at 5:17am
hello everyone i have downloaded 2.0 fw for my 2g iphone and i would like to downgrade to 1.1.4 when i used this tutorial i reached to the step where i should rename the itunes folder at the documents and settings but the problem is i cant rename it !!! it's protected!! As a result, i getting an unkown error # 20 when to restore !! any ideas , advises would be really appericated
frmdp - August 21, 2008 at 5:46pm
Hi mujeeb, which stands for the number of errors that gives itunes?
mujeeb - August 21, 2008 at 11:25am
hi every one , accidetnly i uppdate my iphone2G to 2.0 . and i unlocked with winpwn now i cant downgrad to 1.1.4. if i try it in itune 7.5 in dfu mode i pressed shift + restore buton i selected my 1.1.4 firm ware . after extracting file one error comin iphone could not restore unknown error 5 occured . i tryed it more than 26 times .same error im geeting here . please anyone can help me. my email id mujeeb.its@gmail.com
etsu - August 19, 2008 at 3:49pm
Will my playlists be backed up as well after I upgrade to itunes 7.7?
fermdp - August 17, 2008 at 4:26pm
Yes confirmed this metod is for 2.0 and 2.0.1 FW. Tanks!!!
alamgir - August 16, 2008 at 1:26pm
i needa unlock my iphone
fermdp - August 13, 2008 at 11:50am
This metod is for 2.0.1 to 1.1.4 also??? tanks
mariess - August 13, 2008 at 3:39am
i love you!!!!!!! you jsut saved me 200£ on a new phone! this is amazing!
Miguel - August 11, 2008 at 9:18pm
I did it thank u ppl it was a problem of the baseband
jonny - August 11, 2008 at 9:06pm
Got the 1604 message, can't continue from this step !! tried different computers SIM card no sim card still 1604 anybody have any ideas ??
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