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

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

Posted October 14, 2012 at 11:45am by iClarified · 115944 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 to the Pwnage folder.
How to Re-Restore Your iPhone From iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

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 (Windows)

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

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

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

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

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 (Windows)

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

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 (Windows)

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.

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

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 (Windows)

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

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 (Windows)


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Murtaza
Murtaza - April 22, 2014 at 5:33am
my iPhone 3GS stucks at waiting for the device popup, what to do now?
balen
balen - June 1, 2013 at 3:27pm
unable to fetch apticket from apple please help me please god bless you please help me this is my holiday and because of that wont a nice holiday i just have to sit until jailbreak for ios 6.1.3
pcwhiz
pcwhiz - May 1, 2013 at 1:58pm
hi, pls am having problems re-restorin frm 5.1.1 to same firmware..it keeps telling me no refresh blobs found meanwhile I have 5.1.1 shsh blobs saved.pls help out tnks now am stuck in a recovery loop
frcydia
frcydia - May 1, 2013 at 11:43am
I'm on 5.0.1 without a SHSH blob and want to upgrade to 5.1.1 with a SHSH blob, is this possible with this method or do I absolutlely have to have the SHSH blob for 5.0.1
Mohammad
Mohammad - April 5, 2013 at 8:49am
Can I restore to 6.1 whit red snow( I have 6.1's shsh)
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