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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 · 75 comments · Add Comment
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 - April 10, 2013 at 12:08pm
i found error (cannot close compressed file in IPSW) ????
raz - April 8, 2013 at 7:14am
will this work on a factory locked iphone 4?
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 - August 1, 2013 at 10:08am
How downgrade ios6 to iOS 5.1.1
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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - December 9, 2012 at 2:11am
i enter in pwned DFU and i got the error that i entered in the wrong mode
iPhone4S - December 6, 2012 at 5:17pm
Will this work on a 4S with 6.0.1?
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 - 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.
Couger - November 28, 2012 at 6:18pm
Just restored to 5.1.1 (I was on 5.0.1) with Redsn0w...Restore was successful but now I'm stuck at the 'Plug into iTunes' screen...when I plug into iTunes, it says must be restored because it's in Recovery mode...What do I do? I don't want to restore to 6.0 and shouldn't have to.
ljm - November 23, 2012 at 10:59pm
thank you best tutorial i have foond for this, worked perfectly!
Suman - November 15, 2012 at 2:34pm
My Baseband has been updated to 4.12.02, how can i downgrade baseband to 4.12.01. I'm getting No Service after baseband upgrade and it is factory unlocked in Australia Telstra IPhone 4
Nicio - November 27, 2012 at 9:38pm
why are you downgrade your iphone if your are factory unlocK???
Vinoth - November 14, 2012 at 5:57am
currently ios 5.1.1 with 4.12.01 baseband cannot be unlocked right???? so then which latest version of ipsw file i need to download to suit it for unlocking iphone????
Vinoth - November 14, 2012 at 5:58am
Pls help me....
Steve - November 13, 2012 at 11:58pm
Worked like a charm, thank you for the clear instructions!
Xia - November 8, 2012 at 9:29am
it work for the First time but then every time i got error on UPLOADING IBSS
irfan - November 1, 2012 at 5:52am
i got unexpected error (2601), can any body help me
Octav - October 29, 2012 at 9:26pm
doesn`t work for me
kamal nandani
kamal nandani - October 29, 2012 at 8:35am
hay there i have iphone 4 with ios 4.3.3 and with 1.59 base band it is now unlocked, and i want to update at ios 5.1.1. without updating phone base band. did this redsn0w version work for me ?
Ugly - October 30, 2012 at 12:42pm
Yes that works for you! However this downgrade do not work for me on iPhone 4 w. IOS6 ... it says always there is no remote blobs for this iphone!
Thiago - October 27, 2012 at 12:35pm
"iOS 5.1.1 (9b206) blobs" Apparently there are no SHSH blobs for iPhone 4 Verizon CDMA on iOS 6. TinyUmbrela will not work ether.
Thiago - October 27, 2012 at 12:10pm
Red Snow does NOT Work on iOS 6! It always crash on Step Thirteen returning me back to Step Six! iPhone 4 Verizon (CDMA)
mprisco - October 25, 2012 at 6:04am
...but you've saved on your PC your shsh or you've it just in cydia server?
seb - October 24, 2012 at 9:15pm
I am attempting to go from iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1 After the query step, the window displays "Available remote blobs iPhone3,1 3619936449998 remote blobs: 5.1.1" But when i get to the restore step, after choosing the 5.1.1 IPSW saved locally, i select "Remote: Use remote blobs for restore", it gives me an error message saying no remote blobs found. Help?
mprisco - October 23, 2012 at 9:44am
...ok, but if I don't prevent my baseband, i could have any problems? (i have an italian unlock iphone...)
Sanjeev - October 23, 2012 at 8:43am
Hey Everyone I have downgraded successfully back to ios 5.1.1 and i had my shsh If you also facing similar issue then here the way to fix unexpected error (2601). All you need to do is select “NO” when Redsn0w asks you to prevent baseband update. This is only for iOS 6.0 to iOS 5.x firmware downgrade.
mprisco - October 23, 2012 at 8:26am
I've had the same error (2601) during restoring ios 5.1.1 from ios 6.0 jailbreaked! .Please, help me!!!
zenasan - October 20, 2012 at 4:30am
Hi, when i try to downgrade my jailbroken iphone4 from iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1, i got an error, and now my iphone stuck in the apple screen with an unfinished loading bar, at the redsnow it says unexpected erro(2601).Please, help me!!!
ruby - October 18, 2012 at 8:36am
hello please please please help me to downgrade my unjailbroken iphone 4 from ios 6 to 5.1.1
Manuel C
Manuel C - October 17, 2012 at 11:20pm
i recently bought an iphone 4 with ios 6, can i downgrade to 5.0.1? Note: i dont have any shsh blobs
smani05 - October 18, 2012 at 5:51am
I do have the same problem can someone help ??
acash09 - October 17, 2012 at 11:13am
The same technique worked with my iPad 2. I successfully downgraded my iPad 2 wifi from iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1 using iOS 4.3.5 and 5.1.1 shsh blobs and ipsw. Please make a tutorial for the iPad 2 downgrade.
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