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

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

Posted October 15, 2012 at 3:34am 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 Windows.

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 Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.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 Run as administrator from the popup menu that appears.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

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

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

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

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

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

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 (Windows)

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 (Windows)

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 (Windows)

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 (Windows)

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 (Windows)

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 (Windows)

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

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.

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

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 (Windows)

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 (Windows)


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hasib rahman
hasib rahman - September 6, 2013 at 9:49am
how can i download iphone3,1_5.1.1_9b206 blobs file. plz send me a link
Noah Anderson
Noah Anderson - April 28, 2013 at 3:34am
Does this jailbreak it as well?
naeem
naeem - April 10, 2013 at 12:08pm
i found error (cannot close compressed file in IPSW) ????
raz
raz - April 8, 2013 at 7:14am
will this work on a factory locked iphone 4?
pradeep
pradeep - February 26, 2013 at 6:21am
how to downgrade iphone 4 ios 6.1.1 without shsh blobs main think is that my iphone is not faqtory unlock its posible to downgrde
Djeved
Djeved - August 1, 2013 at 10:08am
How downgrade ios6 to iOS 5.1.1
preben
preben - February 25, 2013 at 10:57pm
when i get to the BLOBS pasrt i cent proceed... any help.. i have no help.. i cant open my phone so i cant download anything on it...
chaoyinliu
chaoyinliu - January 26, 2013 at 2:03am
Please help. I ran up to step 13 and then error 2624 popped up. Any advice please? I got iphone 4 and was stuck with restore from ios 6.0 to 5.1.1. I have valid shsh file. Chaoyin
Mohomed Nusri
Mohomed Nusri - January 20, 2013 at 10:42am
I haven't SHSH blobs... pls any one pls help me to how to downgrade my iphone 4..nw my IOS is 6.0.1.i wont to downgrade to IOS 5.0.1..my firmware update..plz help me...thank.. this is my mobile no +94759143148 My name is Mohomed Nusri
Alex Arturo Turcios Menjivar
Alex Arturo Turcios Menjivar - January 8, 2013 at 8:24pm
Help!! I want to know if its possible to downgrade from a non-jailbroken 6.0 firmware to a 5.1.1 jailbroken firmware. I tried to, but since my iPhone4 has never been jailbroken, I dont have the proper iOS5.x SHSH blobs. When I try to jailbreak via Sn0wbreeze or Redsn0w, I stumble upon error 11 or it says I dont have the proper SHSHs... What do I do??? I have an iPhone4 iOS6.0 Official Firmware. I already saved my SHSH blob from this iPhone/Firmware and still doesnt work.
bull9311
bull9311 - January 7, 2013 at 5:15am
Hi i am having jailbreak iphone 4, IOS 4.1 02.10.04. Trying to upgrade or restore to 5.11 or 5.11b but stop at step 14 (iploading iBSS). From pdwed DFU restoring mode but now prompting me tht I am not on "recovery mode". Which is the actual steps for this requirement (4.1 -> 5.11) ? I had tried tiny umbrella , itunes shift restore method and doesnt work. Initial started with redsnow -stich method and failed. pls advice
Raheel
Raheel - January 8, 2013 at 1:53pm
I have the same problem. iphone 4. ios 5.1.1. i want to restore my iphone on the same ios and baseband. tried the followed the instructions but can not proceed after step 11 as it says that your phone is in dfu mode not in recovery mode. please help.
chaoyinliu
chaoyinliu - January 24, 2013 at 7:33am
I have similar issue. when I restore to 5.1.1, it stops with error 2601. when I tried to get out of recovery loop, it ends up with 'missing keys.plist' error. Please help!
KrayzieKelz4Ya
KrayzieKelz4Ya - January 1, 2013 at 10:53pm
When I download the firmware, it comes up as a .zip file.. and when I go to step 6 it does not show up. :( Please help..
Chase Duffin
Chase Duffin - January 2, 2013 at 9:26pm
Hey @KrayzieKelz4ya, You need to extract the zip file to get the ipsw file. If you go to your download folder and click on the zip file you should see an "extract" option at the top of the window. Alternatively, you can right click the file and look for the same option. Alternatively, you can double click on the file and it should open. You should then see an option to extract the file at the top of the window. Once extracted you can delete the zip file, and you should see the ipsw under the new folder of the same name as the original zip.
oremus77
oremus77 - January 1, 2013 at 9:35am
HELP Needed!!!!! My Iphone 4 is on 04.12.02, 6.0.1 (10A523) and i cant access my mails, calender and cydia! Please i want to downgrade to 5x and is there anything or info as regards to why i cant access my emails, safari, calender, cydia etc??? I am running bunkers already!!!
Gohar
Gohar - December 20, 2012 at 1:44pm
my iphone frim is 4.3.3 and i want to update it to 5.0 i enter in pwned DFU and i got the error that i entered in the wrong mode
bjenkins
bjenkins - December 20, 2012 at 6:55am
approx ow much time will this take to do?
Big B
Big B - December 20, 2012 at 5:39am
Just to update info, devteam says: Update #2 (Nov 1, 2012): Version 0.9.15b3 fixes the redsn0w “error 2601” that Windows users were seeing using the Restore button.  It also fixes a related Windows iTunes error 14 for stitched files. Note that if you have a baseband, you should probably avoid stitching and simply use redsn0w’s native Restore (not iTunes). Also I have a question- is downgrading a destructive process (that is, will it wipe the phone's apps/content), aka a fresh restore? I assume so, but only question this because of the ability to do an upgrade and restore using ram disk in DFU mode without wiping the phone; I question since this uses DFU mode as well, is it possible to do a non-destructive DOWNGRADE from 6.0 to 5.1.1 or is that just wishful thinking?
xing
xing - December 18, 2012 at 6:09am
iPhone 4, iOS 6.x Keen restore to iOS 5.1.1 without 'blobs' of iOS 5.1.1 is it possible? thanks in advance!
Montana
Montana - December 9, 2012 at 2:11am
i enter in pwned DFU and i got the error that i entered in the wrong mode
iPhone4S
iPhone4S - December 6, 2012 at 5:17pm
Will this work on a 4S with 6.0.1?
Nathan
Nathan - December 17, 2012 at 7:54pm
Not that i know of iPhone4S due to the fact that the iPhone 4S is not suseptible to the same Limerain exploit as the iPhone 4 or earlier but I have been trying for days now to get some way to work around this. My phone accidentally upgrading when I was doing a fresh re restore and now i cant get stupid IOS 6 off and back to my 5.1.1 jailbreak. Also when I try this, I get some sort of "Cannot Restore" Error message. Any ideas?
nogtor
nogtor - November 30, 2012 at 12:24pm
Is the result of the downgrade still an official firmware or jailbreak one?
shahbaz khan
shahbaz khan - November 29, 2012 at 4:11pm
Grate guide. Many Thanks from my heart.
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