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How to Downgrade Your iPhone 3GS From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

How to Downgrade Your iPhone 3GS From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Posted October 17, 2012 at 7:26am by iClarified · 815716 views
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These are instructions on how to downgrade your iPhone 3GS 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 3GS 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 3GS From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

How to Downgrade Your iPhone 3GS From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Step Three
Click Extras from the main menu.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 3GS From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Step Four
Click Even More from the Extras menu.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 3GS From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Step Five
Click Restore from the Even More menu.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 3GS 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 3GS From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

How to Downgrade Your iPhone 3GS 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 3GS 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 3GS 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 3GS 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 3GS 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 3GS 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 3GS From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Step Eleven
Your iPhone will now be exploited with limera1n.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 3GS 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.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 3GS From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Step Thirteen
RedSn0w will now prepare a system restore image.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 3GS From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Step Fourteen
Your device will then be restored to the new firmware.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 3GS 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 3GS From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)


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Anton Croes
Anton Croes - December 9, 2014 at 8:08pm
I got this:: Missing Keys.plist data for the build
ipod4notiphone
ipod4notiphone - August 27, 2014 at 1:20pm
unexpected error: 2831
kabilan
kabilan - August 14, 2014 at 11:39pm
THANK YOU SO MUCH, after hours and days of trying, you helped me out man!!!
soman
soman - June 8, 2014 at 7:03pm
it just do not move further than apple logo screen
mahakhanch
mahakhanch - May 29, 2014 at 8:39am
i dnt have saved shsh blobs on my computer.....will this tutorial help me then ????
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