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How to Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

How to Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Posted October 15, 2012 at 2:56am by iClarified
These are instructions on how to downgrade your iPhone 4 from iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x using saved SHSH blobs and Redsn0w for Mac.

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 Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.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 Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

How to Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Step Three
Click Extras from the main menu.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Step Four
Click Even More from the Extras menu.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Step Five
Click Restore from the Even More menu.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.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 Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

How to Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Step Seven
Redsn0w will ask you if you would like to prevent the baseband from being updated. Click Yes.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Step Eight
Redsn0w will inform you that Pwned DFU mode is needed to restore. Click the OK button.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Step Nine
Connect your device, turn it off, and then click the Next button
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Step Ten
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Step Eleven
Your iPhone will now be exploited with limera1n.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Step Twelve
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 Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Step Thirteen
RedSn0w will now prepare a system restore image.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Step Fourteen
You device will then be restored to the new firmware.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)

Step Fifteen
You'll be informed when your restore has completed successfully.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)


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Didou
Didou - January 28, 2013 at 8:38pm
Hello ! I would like to know if this is working for Iphone 4 on iOS 6.1 to 5.1.1 (I have 5.1.1 SHSH on my computer). Thank you.
Simon Walker
Simon Walker - February 6, 2013 at 7:38pm
I have a 4S and will be doing the same thing as you right now cept once i've stitched the blobs to the IPSW i'll be using snowbreeze to further customize the IPSW to add a custom boot logo hehehe
Maya
Maya - January 28, 2013 at 10:16am
Definitely worked! Thanks so much! Was worried I wouldn't be able to downgrade after my iPhone 4 (5.1.1) bricked and iTunes was telling me I HAD to upgrade to the latest software. Yay! Thank you! Was so easy too!
Im Samnang
Im Samnang - January 1, 2013 at 3:29pm
Hi! can you upload the Iphone 5 SHSH Blob 5.1.1 to me i need it to downgrade my iphone
Simon Walker
Simon Walker - February 6, 2013 at 7:20pm
no one can upload shsh blobs for you as they are unique to each device, unless you originally saved your blobs when apple was still signing that particular firmware youre screwed sorry to say, luckily for me i knew that one day ios6 would be out and i knew i may not like it so i saved my 5.1.1 blobs ages ago, and now i'm able to stitch them to the 5.1.1 ispw firmware then restore :D
Sunny
Sunny - November 28, 2012 at 4:44am
is this tethered jailbreak?
Michael
Michael - November 21, 2012 at 6:34am
Perfect, Thank you SO much. I was worried because Apple has "stopped signing" and all of that, but your Right Click, Open trick did work!
nkala
nkala - November 16, 2012 at 7:05pm
thanks a lot you people i was able to downgrade form iOS 6.0.1 to iOS 5.1.1 with help of cydia latest version
toshibo
toshibo - November 4, 2012 at 7:21am
I have iphone 4 6.0, if i restore 6.0 to 5.1.1, i can use my 6.0 backup to restore in 5.1.1?
Jaydee
Jaydee - November 2, 2012 at 9:19pm
I bought my iphone 4 second hand and jailbroke it tethered on IOS 6.0. On Cydia, I realised the previous owner seemed to have jailbroken the device and there is a SHSH blob for IOS 4.3.3. So my question is whether I can downgrade it directly from IOS 6.0 to IOS 4.3.3 using this restore method?? Many thanks, Jaydee.
mack
mack - October 21, 2012 at 12:55am
how do i know what to chose from the list
Morrie
Morrie - October 19, 2012 at 12:40pm
I am assuming that these instructions are also good for the 4s?
FER
FER - October 17, 2012 at 2:16pm
hanks a lot, FROM FRANCE!!!
aNikkorGuy
aNikkorGuy - October 16, 2012 at 7:21pm
i tried it all on a newer imac with the latest osx and yet i failed, why! i have the iphone 4 gsm att upgraded to ios 6 now, then did all the required steps and then some, yet i falied! i keep getting those damn itune errors even when i used the disable options available! fml!~
rob
rob - October 15, 2012 at 11:44pm
my computer can not find the blobs. What do I do now?
Ryan
Ryan - October 15, 2012 at 4:02pm
thanks a lot, iOS 6 sucks
Candra Venus
Candra Venus - October 15, 2012 at 6:30am
can i do this with my iPad3
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