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  • Downgrade From iOS 5.0.1 to iOS 5 Thanks to iFaith 1.4 (iOS 5.0 APticket Required)

    iFath is an SHSH and APticket dumping application for Windows.

    If you're on iOS 5.0.1 already, then you're out of luck. Fortunately, those of us still on iOS 5.0 can save not only our SHSH blobs but also our APtickets, which are used in Apple's new firmware verification process. What does that mean? It means that if you're on iOS 5.0 right now, and you mess your iDevice up and need to restore (updates to iOS 5.0.1) then you can downgrade back to iOS 5.0 granted you used iFaith to save your APticket before you restored.

    Just to emphasize, if you are on iOS 5.0.1 already, you CANNOT downgrade to iOS 5.0. This is for people who have saved their APtickets on iOS 5.0 as they will be the only ones who can downgrade back from iOS 5.0.1 to iOS 5.0.

    An APticket is a piece of information. It's like a screenshot in a sense. When you are using Apple's iOS 5.0 firmware, your device has an APticket saved for iOS 5.0. When you update to iOS 5.0.1, your APticket changes to an iOS 5.0.1 APticket. This is how Apple keeps you from downgrading. By using iFaith, you can save not only your SHSH blobs, but also your current (iOS 5.0) APticket. That means that you can use the APticket that you had for iOS 5.0 to downgrade back to iOS 5.0 from iOS 5.0.1 since your iOS 5.0 APticket is still valid. If you don't save your APticket when you are on iOS 5.0, then your new APticket is the one that is given to you by iOS 5.0.1 which means that you don't have an APticket for iOS 5.0. Since you won't have an APticket for iOS 5.0 and you only have one for iOS 5.0.1, you can't downgrade back to iOS 5.0; iOS 5.0.1 is the lowest you will be able to go.

    Hopefully I clarified that enough for you all, honestly I barely even knew what iFaith did and I needed to research it a bit myself so bear with me.

    Currently, iFaith only supports Windows, as iH8sn0w is a Windows user himself. He is also the famed developer behind Sn0wbreeze which is also a Windows-only jailbreak tool. At this point in time, we don't know if a Mac version will be released, but all Macs can run Windows, so there's no issue with compatibility here.

    iFaith 1.4 for Windows can be downloaded for free here.

    iFaith release notes:
    PHP Code:
    iFaith v1.4 Release notes:
    ======================================
    Now dumps iOS 4.4.(Apple TV 2)/5.0.x apticket SHSH blobs!
    Dumping is MUCH faster.
    Full Windows XP support.
    Major code improvements.
    Bug fixes.

    **************************************
    ** 
    DOES NOT SUPPORT A5 DEVICES YET! **
    **************************************

    ======================================
    Now available athttp://iH8sn0w.com
    ======================================
    // iH8sn0w

    "You gotta believe in the voltage that lives inside us,
    So lets buckle up and break our walls down. (Whooooaahhoo)"
    -- @Skrillex 
    I recommend dumping your SHSH and APtickets if you're on iOS 5.0. It will make downgrading back to iOS 5.0 possible for you in the future (in fact, right now). Will you be downloading and using iFaith 1.4? Share in the comments below!

    Sources: iH8sn0w
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Downgrade From iOS 5.0.1 to iOS 5 Thanks to iFaith 1.4 (iOS 5.0 APticket Required) started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 115 Comments
    1. SilverWulfe's Avatar
      SilverWulfe -
      Quote Originally Posted by delusion950 View Post
      If it was me if you really have no reason to go to ios5 i suggest you stay on 4.3.5 until 100%. This way you wont have to touch anything. I know it's tempting am like that too but when things go wrong i get sleepless nights and lose days working out problems that i should've never created.
      Me personally I kinda wish I stayed on 4.3.3. I like iOS 5, and no battery problems here, however I do miss my JB. And every day that passes I feel I should take a few hours and downgrade.

      Honestly of stay where u are bud.like he said wait to upgrade until its confirmed 100% is good to go.
    1. chessyang's Avatar
      chessyang -
      Quote Originally Posted by SwatPac View Post
      It's sad, but I've given up on jailbreaking. I think it's about time to say goodbye.
      I know the feeling. i shelled out the $649 for an unlocked iphone 4s from apple to run it on tmobile. i gave up with gevey and unlocking circus. Fun and all but when i'm trying to call the wife or text a message to her it would fail or lose signal. Stupid Murphys law.

      anywho good luck iH8sn0w and Dev Team
    1. wudzwoody's Avatar
      wudzwoody -
      Im currently on ios 5.0, i was hoping to downgrade back to 4.3.3 to get untethered jb, but i wasn't able to save my 4.3.3 shsh blobs in cydia/tinyumbrella, but i was able to dump 4.3.3 blobs thru ifaith 1.3.2, i used ifaith 1.4 to create a signed 4.3.3 ipsw, but i haven't tried to restore using that signed ipsw coz im no sure if it'll ever work, need help...
    1. Deeplock's Avatar
      Deeplock -
      wow.... first, we were told dont update from 4.x to 5.0 at all, which i didnt on all but one of my devices. then, we were told dont update from 5.0 to 5.0.1 since the ever elusive untethered jailbreak probably wont support 5.0.1 so my devices that are still on 4.x im screwed on since apple isnt signing 5.0 anymore and shsh blobs are device specific? Drat...!!!
    1. TooSlo's Avatar
      TooSlo -
      Quote Originally Posted by delusion950 View Post
      IT IS NOTED. It says A5 chips not supported yet.
      Reread what I posted. I couldn't care less about this article until it supports the 4S. It's bad journalism (once again) on Anthony's part. I should know better by now than to bother opening any of his "news stories" before just using bing to find the whole story.
    1. RRoD420's Avatar
      RRoD420 -
      What about 5.0.1? Once I save my 5.0 SHSH and APTicket, can I upgrade to 5.0.1 to save that SHSH + APTicket then downgrade back to 5.0? The idea is to be able to upgrade/downgrade to any ios. Is it possible TinyUmbrella will support saving APTickets now?
    1. rayzeur22's Avatar
      rayzeur22 -
      what if we have 5.0 blobs in TinyUmbrella? will those work with iFaith?
    1. Colby21's Avatar
      Colby21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TooSlo View Post
      Reread what I posted. I couldn't care less about this article until it supports the 4S. It's bad journalism (once again) on Anthony's part. I should know better by now than to bother opening any of his "news stories" before just using bing to find the whole story.
      Lmao so it's Anthony's fault that the iPhone 4S is not supported??
    1. RRoD420's Avatar
      RRoD420 -
      Another question, when it builds the IPSW is it jailbroken? Does it include Cydia? Or once you have the ipsw from iFaith you can use that with sn0wbreeze or redsn0w?
    1. bleucrayonz's Avatar
      bleucrayonz -
      Quote Originally Posted by delusion950 View Post
      Hm... i really wonder is there....? what do u think Sherlok? Do you read news once every year or .... Jesus



      tomorrow maybe... you didnt read about it yet?



      so would the whole world that read this article



      it works. u just havent tried it. that's of course if u have iPhone 4



      IT IS NOTED. It says A5 chips not supported yet.




      Good job. we're proud of you. did you wana cookie now?



      Ill tell Anthony to rewrite the instructions again just to it is clear for you. Anthony please rewrite for this gentleman instructions again so it is more clearer then it already is.



      too bad, damn iTunes



      Ye... better late than never yeah?
      how big was the gerbil that crawled up your *** the moment you wrote all that sh*t?
    1. Tashawn's Avatar
      Tashawn -
      I hope Cydia implement this so it can save the APTicket with the SHSH blobs automatically.
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      Quote Originally Posted by RRoD420 View Post
      What about 5.0.1? Once I save my 5.0 SHSH and APTicket, can I upgrade to 5.0.1 to save that SHSH + APTicket then downgrade back to 5.0? The idea is to be able to upgrade/downgrade to any ios. Is it possible TinyUmbrella will support saving APTickets now?
      Yes, this is the way to save all your Aptickets .
    1. RRoD420's Avatar
      RRoD420 -
      mods, please ban delusion950. he polluted this thread with garbage.

      thanks @iYeow
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by TooSlo View Post
      Reread what I posted. I couldn't care less about this article until it supports the 4S. It's bad journalism (once again) on Anthony's part. I should know better by now than to bother opening any of his "news stories" before just using bing to find the whole story.
      It is not, "bad journalism" that makes it difficult for you to see that this isn't for the iPhone 4S. Please take some time to read the release notes and you will see that it says A5 devices are not supported. If you refuse to read and use your own common sense then I will not be held responsible. :-)
    1. Z!G's Avatar
      Z!G -
      Quote Originally Posted by koreanmasters99 View Post
      you forgot to mention that it doesn't work with 4s.Tried it. It says "unsupported device"
      Nope. It only saves the SHSH for the iOS your device is currently on. If I were you I would upgrade to 5.0.1, dump your blobs with iFaith, and then go back to 4.3.3 if you wish. But ya better hurry up and uograde to 5.0.1 and dump it before Apple releases any kind of update. Im sure you know it unlikely that they will release a new update tomorrow, but ya never know. So do it ASAP.
    1. RRoD420's Avatar
      RRoD420 -
      If you're on modmyi reading about hacking you're device, and you DON'T KNOW you have an A5 processor. You should NOT be here trying to downgrade.
    1. Z!G's Avatar
      Z!G -
      Quote Originally Posted by csglinux View Post
      Don't update to 5.0.1! Ultrasn0w hasn't yet been updated to work with 5.0.1 and you won't be able to unlock until that happens.
      What are you talking about iBooks fix. That issue was fixed long ago. Maybe its only Sn0wbreeze users that fixed it to, like I use. (Long time Redsn0w user but am currently addicted to Sn0wbreeze as it is so much faster and tetherd boot is twice as fast as and RedSn0w version). idk. But either way, there is an iBooks fix any way via a certain repo that installs a non-sandboxed iBooks (no matter what you used to JB, cuz you apply it through Cydia), so it works flawlessly, you cannot sync with iTunes at all with it. But just uninstall when you need to sync. I hate syncing with iTunes because I always restore as new device, and never from backup, and I always have the Music and Apps I need at first start up, but if you are constantly taking off and putting on music and apps, then this mite be kind of a hassle.

      No faith man, No faith. All ya gotta do is know what you are doing and the JB is smooth smooth smooth. BTW, Sn0wbreeze is awesome. And jailb reaks have not gottin longer and longer. They are exactly the same as they have always been. Except for Sn0wbreeze. Just rstore to Sn0wbreeze ipsw, boot tetherd visa iBooty (which boots your phone up twice as fast as Redsn0w does) and that is you are jail broken. But hey if you wanna give up on thats cool. To each gis own. I for one cannot live with an iPhone that doe snot have KuaiDial, MultiFl0w, MultiCleaner, biteSMS, and Backgroundr(yes backgrounder works on iOS 5 provided you install the correct deb file). But once you have your phone the way you want it, and dont screw around with with a bunch of jailbreak tweaks, there will be virtually no problems.
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      Everyone has the right of speech, please stay on the subject and keep it clean, Thank You.
    1. bleucrayonz's Avatar
      bleucrayonz -
      Quote Originally Posted by iYeow View Post
      Everyone has the right of speech, please stay on the subject and keep it clean, Thank You.
      yup. thats why i said what I had to say.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by delusion950 View Post
      Hm... i really wonder is there....? what do u think Sherlok? Do you read news once every year or .... Jesus



      tomorrow maybe... you didnt read about it yet?



      so would the whole world that read this article



      it works. u just havent tried it. that's of course if u have iPhone 4



      IT IS NOTED. It says A5 chips not supported yet.




      Good job. we're proud of you. did you wana cookie now?



      Ill tell Anthony to rewrite the instructions again just to it is clear for you. Anthony please rewrite for this gentleman instructions again so it is more clearer then it already is.



      too bad, damn iTunes



      Ye... better late than never yeah?
      Yikes, Wonder what ticked this guy off... Cool it bro. You helped absolutely nobody in this thread with your snarky comments.

      Ifaith works like a charm. Glad this signing mess got dealt with.