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How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 or iPad 3 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 or iPad 3 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Posted May 12, 2012 at 5:11am by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to downgrade the firmware of your iPad 2 or iPad 3 using RedSn0w for Windows.

In order to continue you will need to have SHSH Blobs saved for the lower firmware version you are downgrading to. You may haved used RedSn0w or TinyUmbrella to save your SHSH blobs. Also make sure you have performed a backup of your device using iTunes.

iPad 2 owners can follow this procedure to downgrade to iOS 5.0.1 for jailbreak.



Step One
Create a folder called Pwnage on your desktop and download the following items into the folder.
- The latest version of RedSn0w
- The current iOS firmware (ie. iOS 5.1.1)
- The older firmware you want to downgrade to (ie. iOS 5.0.1 or iOS 5.1)

Extract the RedSn0w archive.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 or iPad 3 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Two
Launch the RedSn0w application from the extracted RedSn0w folder by right clicking its icon and selecting Run as Administrator from the contextual menu.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 or iPad 3 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 or iPad 3 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Three
Select Extras from the main menu.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 or iPad 3 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Four
Choose Even More from the extras menu.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 or iPad 3 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Five
Select Restore from the even more menu.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 or iPad 3 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Six
Click the IPSW button.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 or iPad 3 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Seven
Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and choose the firmware ipsw you would like to restore to and click Open.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 or iPad 3 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Eight
You will be informed that an additional IPSW is required. Make note of the ipsw file requested and click the OK button.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 or iPad 3 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Nine
Select the additional ipsw specified in the previous step and click the Open button. (This will likely be the most current firmware ipsw).
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 or iPad 3 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Ten
You will now be informed that your device will be placed into recovery mode. Click the OK button.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 or iPad 3 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Eleven
You must now select your blobs for restore. You can choose to specify local blobs or remote blobs.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 or iPad 3 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

REMOTE BLOBS
- Choose this option if you previously saved your blobs with RedSn0w and they were stored on the Cydia server. This is the easiest option if it's available to you.

LOCAL BLOBS
- Choose this option if you previously saved your blobs with TinyUmbrella or you used RedSn0w but did not let Cydia save a copy of your blobs.
- After clicking Local you will be prompted to select your saved blob file for the firmware you are downgrading to. If you used TinyUmbrella, simply navigate to your home folder and go into the .shsh folder to find your saved SHSH blobs. Select the file that matches the ECID displayed in RedSn0w and the firmware version you are downgrading to, then click Open.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 or iPad 3 Using RedSn0w (Windows) How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 or iPad 3 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Twelve
RedSn0w will now stitch your blobs to the firmware ipsw and automatically begin a restore to the modified firmware.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 or iPad 3 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 or iPad 3 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Thirteen
You will be informed that your restore has been successful! If you were downgrading to jailbreak you can find jailbreak instructions here.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 or iPad 3 Using RedSn0w (Windows)
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lolololololol
lolololololol - June 17, 2016 at 5:03am
give me your ipsw m8 i need it
Chiper Mihaita
Chiper Mihaita - January 20, 2013 at 8:26pm
how can i get blobs for ios 5.1.1 ipad 2 wifi?? can any1 sent me pls? chiper.mihaita@yahoo.com its my e-mail ty verry much if anyone will help me!
rm9786
rm9786 - October 16, 2012 at 12:34pm
i get error saying couldn't restore, could not fetch the required APTicket from apple, what am i doing wrong? i have my shsh blobs saved!! :(
James
James - October 15, 2012 at 1:25pm
Can anybody with saved blobs for iPad3 5.1.1 kindly send them to xplicit_anguish@hotmail.com please.
derpface
derpface - November 17, 2012 at 11:13pm
SHSH Blobs are device-specific. You can't use one iPad 3's blobs for another 3.
BIL
BIL - October 12, 2012 at 8:37pm
Can anyone upload the iPAD2 iOS5.1.1 SHSH blobs ? so we can also downgrade as I don't have the blobs
Roberto
Roberto - May 15, 2012 at 6:00pm
When i try to do this on my girlfriend's Ipad2 (currently on ios 4.3.3, jailbroken. Im trying to get it to 5.0.1), i get a popup with no text inside, and on the title bar, it just says "couldn't restore". The ipad2 remains on recovery mode (i can take it out of it of course). Any Ideas ?
Paras
Paras - May 14, 2012 at 11:29pm
The ecid is still visible in the screenshot
Chaos
Chaos - May 13, 2012 at 1:02pm
I guess the Ipad 5.1 still stuck without SHSH saved. I got excited over nothing DANG...
AKil
AKil - May 13, 2012 at 12:22pm
I dont have SHSH Blobs saved for the lower firmware version. What can I do? Absolutely stuck!!
Boot
Boot - May 13, 2012 at 7:03am
Thanks works great. Got my iPad 2 back to 5.0.1. Jailbreak works fine just remember to wait a minute after u toggle On the VPN. forgot about it at first.
Mark
Mark - May 12, 2012 at 2:23pm
I just got the iPad 2 from apple and it came with 5.1 and I don't have the shsh " blob", is thet mean I can't downgrade to get it jailbreak? I guess I just have to wait for the 5.1 jailbreak
ABuKit
ABuKit - May 13, 2012 at 7:23am
SAme case and query, i upgraded from 5.0.1 to 5.1 and didn't save SHSH blob at that time (as I didn't know abotu jailbreak), now its there any way to downgrade to 5.0.1
I0nic
I0nic - May 12, 2012 at 12:19pm
Poop on demand to go aka pod2g will jb your device in 2089 when he finds a way to do it.... No rush
Guest
Guest - May 12, 2012 at 10:45am
guys - why not trying it out before judging? Would someone put all these steps up if it would not work. Seen similar postings around that it should work.
Wilson.
Wilson. - May 12, 2012 at 10:36am
let me get this straght, i CAN NOT downgrade my ipad3 to 5.0.1, becuase it never came out with 5.0.1, i got it with 5.1 already installed...so wont work then...only luck few can get it
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