Downgrade

Can I downgrade my iPhone firmware from iOS 7 beta to iOS 6?

Are you a developer who has tested iOS 7 beta and wants to revert back to iOS 6? iOS 7 beta can be downgraded to the latest version of iOS 6 since Apple continues to sign this firmware for all users. Follow these instructions to downgrade:

1. Download the latest iOS 6 firmware for your device. Make sure to save this file in an easy to find location on your computer. You can find Apple firmware files here:

- Download iPhone 4 firmware 6.1.3

Can I downgrade my iPhone firmware from iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1?

Apple has stopped signing firmware older than iOS 6. This means that downgrading to an earlier version of iOS requires SHSH blobs and custom IPSW files.

Luckily for iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS owners who have saved their SHSH blobs, there is a procedure that will downgrade your device to iOS 5.1.1. Full instructions on how to downgrade from iOS 6 can be found here.

Downgrade iPhone 4 / 3GS from iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1

Do you miss Google Maps? Did the iOS 6.0 update shorten battery life on your A4 device? Whether you upgraded by mistake, or you're just looking to bring back the older firmware, now you can downgrade your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS to iOS 5.1.1. The following iOS downgrade instructions work on most A4 devices, including the iPod touch 4G.

downgrade A4 to iOS 5.1.1

Now that Apple has stopped signing older firmware, you must have your SHSH blobs saved for iOS 5.1.1 for this procedure to work properly. Downgrading will also require that you have the appropriate IPSW firmware file downloaded to your computer. You can grab iOS 5.1.1 for the iPhone 4 here, or for the iPhone 3GS at this link. Make sure you know where this IPSW file is saved before starting the instructions below.

Loophole Found to Downgrade iPhone 4S From iOS 5.1

Good news for owners of the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 looking to downgrade from iOS 5.1. iH8sn0w announced the discovery of a loophole that makes it possible to downgrade any A5 device to iOS 5.0.1. Not only this, but the developer has successfully restored an iPad 2 to iOS 5.0.1 using the procedure.

Downgrading an iPhone, from iOS 5 to 4.3.3 for example, requires saved SHSH blobs since Apple stops signing older firmware when an update is released. It's likely that the loophole iH8sn0w has found will also require saved SHSH blobs to work.

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