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How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Posted October 20, 2012 at 11:11pm by iClarified
These are instructions on how to downgrade your iPad 2 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 5.x firmware you would like to restore to and the 4.x firmware you also have SHSH Blobs for from here and place it/them How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)in the Pwnage folder.


Extract the RedSn0w archive to the Pwnage folder.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 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 iPad 2 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Step Three
Click Extras from the main menu.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Step Four
Click Even More from the Extras menu.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Step Five
Click Restore from the Even More menu.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 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 iPad 2 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Step Seven
When prompted, connect your iPad 2 to the computer in normal mode and click OK
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Step Eight
You will be informed that a 4.x IPSW will be required to continue. Click the OK button.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Step Nine
Select the 4.x firmware IPSW from the Pwnage folder on your desktop and click Open.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Step Ten
Your iPad will now be placed into recovery mode.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Step Eleven
RedSn0w will check Cydia to see if you have the correct blobs saved.

If RedSn0w is unable to find your blobs automatically 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 iPad 2 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Step Twelve
RedSn0w will prepare the 4.x restore image.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Step Thirteen
You will then be prompted to place your iPad into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button for another 10 seconds. You screen should stay blank.

Click the OK button to continue.

Step Fourteen
RedSn0w will now restore to iOS 4.x.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Step Fifteen
Once the restore to iOS 4.x is complete, RedSn0w will put your device back into recovery mode and prepare the iOS 5.x restore image.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Step Sixteen
iOS 5.x will now be restored.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)

Step Seventeen
You'll be notified once the restore is complete.
How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Windows)


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tushar
tushar - January 18, 2014 at 2:09pm
no use of this step 11 got stucked i want to downgrade ios7 to 6
Gurmail singh
Gurmail singh - December 5, 2013 at 4:14pm
Ipad 2 i have only one shsh 5.1.1 can i downgrade my ipad 2ios 7.0.3 please help me
Phearun
Phearun - July 19, 2013 at 5:01am
I got stuck at step 11.
DCPisith
DCPisith - October 31, 2013 at 11:10am
I got stuck at step 11 too. Any solutions?
AxonP
AxonP - June 21, 2013 at 5:59pm
i got problems on Step Eleven, when i click Remote, it's pop up message Like this: Couldn't find 5.1.1 (9B206) blobs for this device. Please help ipad 2 wifi, Run iOS 6.0.1
It's my rating
It's my rating - June 2, 2013 at 7:09am
Sorry I mean 4x blobs
It's my rating
It's my rating - June 2, 2013 at 7:03am
Whet ever
guntursmjtk
guntursmjtk - May 24, 2013 at 7:41pm
I don't know if this is important to you guys, but believe it or not, i just successfully restore my Ipad2 GSM from IOS 6.1.3 to IOS 4.3.5 using this tutorial (i only have shsh 4.3.3 and 4.3.5). First i connect my ipad2 IOS 6.1.3 normal mode, open latest RedSn0w 0.9.15b3, in IPSW select IOS Firm 4.3.5, and in Blobs local select shsh 4.3.5. Then Redsn0w will start flaching and then restore the ipad, follow the next step. Hope this will help... Thanks (Sorry for my bad english)
guntursmjtk
guntursmjtk - May 24, 2013 at 8:08pm
Ohhh Noooo... there are no jailbreak for Ipad2 IOS 4.3.5... Don't give up yet... try the same steps, now from IOS 4.3.5 to IOS 4.3.3, and again..... IT WORKS. I know this firmware is to old, but its better than non jailbreak device... :-) Note : don't worry to try, if you fail, you only need to restore to the latest firmware... Thanks
THTC
THTC - March 24, 2013 at 12:43am
Am stuck on Step 11, I have SHSH 5.0.1, 5.1, 5.1.1 for the Ipad2, None 4.x. There are none 5.x IPSW Blog to download, please help thanks.
RCKB
RCKB - February 24, 2013 at 5:27am
I need help. My ipad 2 GSM version never been JB before, neither I have ipsw shsh blog or whatever that call. Can I downgrade still?
praveen
praveen - January 30, 2013 at 6:51pm
my computer got stucked in searching blobs from my computer plz help me
Gremmer nazi
Gremmer nazi - September 16, 2014 at 3:44pm
*sticked
Dave
Dave - January 28, 2013 at 4:49pm
Thank you so much! 100% worked on my iPad 2 wifi, with ios 4.3.3 JB, Cydia with 4.3.5 & 5.1.1 shsh. Although i have to repeat a few times..but it worked!
joshua
joshua - January 23, 2013 at 3:39am
ive got a ipad 2 4th gen and this didn't Fuking work at all
DemoKat
DemoKat - January 21, 2013 at 5:30pm
works 100% ....Thanks guys almost went crazy on this one ...
afzal
afzal - January 22, 2013 at 2:41am
worked on wat..?? ipad 2..?
afulesen
afulesen - January 16, 2013 at 5:43pm
I have an ipad2 jailbreak only did that in 5.1.1. SHSH blobs so I have the version 5.1.1. tuturial you guys use on ios 4.x.x. the question is can I downgrade ios 6.0.1 SHSH blobls only with firmware 5.1.1? if possible would like to know how . Please
afzal
afzal - January 15, 2013 at 11:59am
i am not able to downgrade..:( i am getting error ..
Levi
Levi - January 1, 2013 at 6:23am
Does this still work with iPad 2 iOS 6 to 5.1.1?
Andrew
Andrew - December 31, 2012 at 12:16pm
Im upgrading my ipad 2 from 4.3.3 to 5.1.1. Will these steps work?. I do have all the required blobs. My other question is that will the device still be jailbroken or do I have to jailbreak it again?
Max
Max - December 29, 2012 at 5:53pm
Yes, me too! masxsim@yahoo.com I tried to save SHSH blobs from my ipad 2 using instructions here https://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=17063 but the program says that ipad 2 is not supported...
Max
Max - December 26, 2012 at 7:01pm
Hi everyone! I got to step 11 successfuly, but it never goes to step 12 (RedSn0w will prepare the 4.x restore image). Nothing happens, ipad is in recovery mode, but redsn0w does not prepare any files :( Does anyone knows what to do?
oserenella
oserenella - December 28, 2012 at 2:22pm
I have same problem, anyone help me!!!!
wreece17
wreece17 - December 28, 2012 at 6:54pm
Same problem. Nothing after Step 11.
gary
gary - January 9, 2013 at 2:38pm
hi all, can u successfuly downgrade now????
DemoKat
DemoKat - January 21, 2013 at 5:34pm
just click restore !! it will make the magic ...
BLohman
BLohman - December 16, 2012 at 3:19am
When I get to the step where I manually place my iPad2 into DFU mode, I'm fine. It uploads iBSS, and then always drops out on an error saying it expects recovery mode but found DFU mode. I don't get it...
Guntur
Guntur - January 17, 2013 at 6:23pm
Same here.... "Found device in DFU mode instead of Recovery Mode", any solution please ??
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