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iH8sn0w Finds Way To Downgrade A5 Devices! [iPhone 4S, iPad]

iH8sn0w Finds Way To Downgrade A5 Devices! [iPhone 4S, iPad]

Posted March 25, 2012 at 5:57am by iClarified · 61437 views
iH8sn0w, developer of sn0wbreeze and iFaith, has found a way to downgrade the firmware on A5 devices.

Using saved SHSH blobs, iH8sn0w was able to downgrade his A5 iPad 2 from iOS 5.1 to iOS 5.0.1. He says his method will also work with the A5X processor once firmware updates are released for the new iPad. That means that it's possible to restore to any firmware you want on A5 devices, as long as you have the SHSH blobs saved.

This is great news for those with the iPhone 4S and newer iPads. As it stands now, if you have to restore for any reason, you will be forced to upgrade to the latest firmware. This could leave you without the ability to jailbreak for some time.

Found a loophole in Apple's apticket system. Restored my iPad 2 to 5.0.1 from 5.1. Works on all A5 devices. :)

A5X devices will work too once Apple pushes a new firmware for it.

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Fred - April 27, 2012 at 6:10pm
He doesn't have retrograde. Thats why we don't see it out in the open. Its all BS !!!!!
talong - March 26, 2012 at 1:53pm
first, how about jailbreaking ios 5.1. when are they going to release it. or are they just for show to increase sales of the new ipad.
agreed - March 26, 2012 at 8:50pm
Of course, downgrading is pointless. Why would anyone want to downgrande to 5.0.1 once 5.1 is jailbroken. You should concentrate your efforts on jailbreaking, not in downgranding. One the jailbreak is realesed, the time you wasted in founding a way to downgrade will be trash.
Dodgy - March 26, 2012 at 11:10am
People need unlocks for many different reasons. Also not all of us are underage children whose parents buy IPhones for them.WTF
daniel osuji
daniel osuji - March 25, 2012 at 6:53pm
hi mate having some problems with my 4s when i got it i updated it to 5.1 then realised i cant jailbreak once upgraded. is there anyway u can send me step by step intructions on how to downgrade to 5.0.1 plese, thank u
Hey - March 25, 2012 at 5:01pm
This is great news but the article should not be posted until the actual way to do it has been released!
Dude - March 25, 2012 at 3:31pm
They need to stop announcing these like this. Just say "there is a way to downground". Dont give any details, Apple will now study apticket system to find the loophole. It's best to leave it unsaid until the JB is released. Then make it open source, who cares then.
Fook - March 25, 2012 at 1:39pm
Is there any chance to jailbreak ipad 2 at the moment? I am on 5.0.1, but the absinth does not work :-(.
Dayloon - March 25, 2012 at 3:09pm
Yes you can jailbreak the iPad 2 on iOS 5.0.1 using absinthe.
Lidou - March 25, 2012 at 3:20pm
Yes you can jailbreak your ipad2 with absinthe.. Are you using Mac or windows? I just exchanged my iphone4s from apple store for my daughter it came with 5.0.1 I jailbreak it in less than a minute You must doing something wrong.. It still works.. Are you sure your on 5.0.1? Use Mac like I said it will work Hope this helps you.. Good luck
fook - March 25, 2012 at 6:41pm
Hi, I am not new in this stuff :-). I have jailbreaked few iPhones, touch and one iPad 2 (5.0.1) already, but this time it is not possible :-(. I tried both versions of absinthe mac and win without success. The main problems are two - I am not able to start VPN on iPad and I cannot restore 5.0.1. I am on 5.0.1. but I read somewhere that restore could help. I think the problem is that Apple is not allowing restore to 5.0.1 (shift+restore) but only to 5.1. Did you do JB in last 14 days after 5.1 release?
lidou - March 25, 2012 at 9:28pm
I just jailbroke mine on march 21 2012 thats when I picked up my Iphone4S..No problems ... I would delete absinthe and reinstall it ... I would also reset your router
zwabbit - March 25, 2012 at 1:15pm
U're the man. Good to see some progress has been made, long overdue.... I think there should be a law of phones being locked to a carrier. After your term, you should be able to unlock it without any questions asked. At the end of the day it's your phone for which you paid for.
redribbon - March 25, 2012 at 11:22am
whats the point of downgrade if you can't even unlock the initial baseband? jailbreak only?
Paul - March 25, 2012 at 12:31pm
Jailbreaking purposes mostly. Basebands cannot be downgraded.
rooney - March 25, 2012 at 4:05pm
I agree. It is almost 2 years since anyone unlocked a baseband. Just jailbreaking is no fun!!!! C'mon guys, we need an unlock.
Michael - March 25, 2012 at 8:44pm
Who the hell wants an unlock? Unlocks are no longer needed... Apple already sells unlocked phones... We only need untethered jailbreaks. I really hope nobody ever spend their valuable time looking for unlocks.
U_Poor - March 25, 2012 at 8:48pm
Jailbreaking makes the phone AWESOME, unlocking just makes the poor people happy. If you want unlock, PAY FOR IT like many of us did. Factory unlock + Jailbreak + Downgrade possibility = AWESOME I hope an unlock NEVER comes out so that you people start buying factory unlocked.
Howdy Dog
Howdy Dog - March 25, 2012 at 7:27am
Ok great. What is it?????
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