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How to Re-Restore Your iPhone From iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

How to Re-Restore Your iPhone From iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Posted October 14, 2012 at 9:19am by iClarified · 41309 views
These are instructions on how to re-restore your iPhone from iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x. This procedure will work for any A5+ device so long as you have the SHSH Blobs saved for the firmware you are currently on and the firmware you would like to restore to.

Important***: You DO NOT QUALIFY for iOS5-to-iOS5 restores if you got to your current 5.x via an OTA (Over-the-Air) update.

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.
How to Re-Restore Your iPhone From iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

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.
How to Re-Restore Your iPhone From iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Step Three
Click Extras from the main menu.
How to Re-Restore Your iPhone From iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Step Four
Click Even More from the Extras menu.
How to Re-Restore Your iPhone From iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Step Five
Click Restore from the Even More menu.
How to Re-Restore Your iPhone From iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

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.
How to Re-Restore Your iPhone From iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

How to Re-Restore Your iPhone From iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Step Seven
Redsn0w will prompt you to connect your device. Do so, then click the Ok button.
How to Re-Restore Your iPhone From iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Step Eight
If you need to point RedSn0w to another firmware ipsw it will ask you to do so. If you are re-restoring the same firmware version, 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.
How to Re-Restore Your iPhone From iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Step Nine
RedSn0w will place your device into recovery mode.
How to Re-Restore Your iPhone From iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

You may be asked to acknowledge that this procedure will update your Baseband. Click Yes to continue or No to stop.
How to Re-Restore Your iPhone From iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

RedSn0w will now restore your device.
How to Re-Restore Your iPhone From iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Step Ten
You'll be informed when your restore has completed successfully.
How to Re-Restore Your iPhone From iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)


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potato
potato - February 14, 2013 at 12:26pm
Ipad 2. Able to save shah file using tiny umbrella but in version 6.1. Followed above procedure to restore 6.1 ipsw. All went ok - then, error - Couldn't Restore Invalid ramdisk....I updated once the iOS using OTA, will that be the cause? If yes, any idea how this can be fixed? :-(( Thanks in advance for any expert assistance.
pedraoSST
pedraoSST - February 11, 2013 at 5:16pm
and i cant "fetch" for blobs......
pedraoSST
pedraoSST - February 11, 2013 at 5:14pm
My Mac cannot find the blobs.... i dont know why. :(
po
po - January 15, 2013 at 1:01am
I have an Iphone 4S with IOS 5.0.1 I updated OTA. This method doesn't seem to work. Is there anybody who can help me please?!!?
Annie
Annie - January 10, 2013 at 10:00pm
Iphone 4s, upgraded from 5.0 to 5.1.1. Got everything set up and configured, very happy! I did lose all apps during the process bit they synced automatically from iTunes. Had to redo all my folders and all logins, but it was worth it.
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