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  • Want to Downgrade Your A5 Device Firmware? Keep Watch for Redsn0w Update


    To all of you A5 and A5X device owners out there, we admire your patience and nerves of steel as you wait for a way to downgrade your iOS devices and have a stable way to jailbreak without the fear of losing it forever after every jailbreak tweak you install. On the other hand, A4 devices have had a pretty stable way to downgrade and rejailbreak at their leisure.

    The good news is, we all should finally be able to relax. According to MuscleNerd (Tweet shown below), a new version of redsn0w is on its way that will allow A5 and A5X devices to have their firmware downgraded. Sounds great right? Well, there’s a catch – you need to have the SHSH blobs saved for the firmware you want to downgrade to (remember when we told you to do that, just in case?). Additionally, the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 can be downgraded to iOS 5.0.1, however the new iPad can be downgraded only to iOS 5.1 because that is the firmware the new tablet was running as soon as it was released, meaning there is no possible older software to run on it.



    MuscleNerd also clarifies in his Tweet that the downgrade method does not incorporate anything by iH8sn0w and that the new version of redsn0w will not create any legal issues. The new, upcoming redsn0w release will support the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and the new iPad. There is no indication pointing to the fact that the new release of redsn0w will carry an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 and iOS 5.1.1, however A4 devices can still enjoy a tethered jailbreak on either firmware. A5 and A5X devices do not have any jailbreak on either of those firmwares.

    If you are one of the unlucky few that needed to restore their A5 device after attempting the jailbreak and installing a buggy tweak, then this news should be a burden off your shoulders. The only factor now is patience as we wait for the new release. Anyone with an A4 device will still be able to downgrade and rejailbreak as usual with the upcoming release of redsn0w. If you're an A5 device owner and haven't saved your SHSH blobs yet, we highly recommend that you do so you can take part in the new redsn0w release when it comes out.

    Stay tuned and we will let you know when it's out!

    Sources: GottaBeMobile
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Want to Downgrade Your A5 Device Firmware? Keep Watch for Redsn0w Update started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Very significant step! Great work MuscleNerd :-)
    1. RobberBoy's Avatar
      RobberBoy -
      finally restore coming as i needed it due to the buggy tweak (iCleaner)... -.-" i wish i never installed it. sigh.
    1. vthree's Avatar
      vthree -
      Quote Originally Posted by RobberBoy View Post
      finally restore coming as i needed it due to the buggy tweak (iCleaner)... -.-" i wish i never installed it. sigh.
      what'd icleaner do to you?
    1. sensown's Avatar
      sensown -
      Quote Originally Posted by vthree View Post
      what'd icleaner do to you?
      icleaner works great for me!
    1. oneduality's Avatar
      oneduality -
      With this, I'm far less concerned about a 5.1 jailbreak for my 4s .. I was forced to upgrade due to a problem.. My device stopped being recognized on any computer.. when you plugged it in it didn't show up in any form ( tried on pc and mac ) .. restoring it fixed it
    1. EVO's Avatar
      EVO -
      really excited on this.....
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      Excellent news
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Agree this is very good news
    1. LTechTalk's Avatar
      LTechTalk -
      Excited ! I made my iPad to 5.1 and waiting for a jailbreak to come out and I think it will never come , but it will :P
    1. JLick's Avatar
      JLick -
      Best news since Maury told me I was not the father. Thanks MNerd
    1. Rich.'s Avatar
      Rich. -
      Is it too late to save 5.0.1 SHSH blobs since they are no longer signed?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rich. View Post
      Is it too late to save 5.0.1 SHSH blobs since they are no longer signed?
      For A5 devices yes it is too late.
    1. LTechTalk's Avatar
      LTechTalk -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      For A5 devices yes it is too late.
      How can I save SHSH blobs ? I am running iPad 2 with iOS 5.1 . And also what are SHSH Blobs , mean ?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by LTechTalk View Post
      How can I save SHSH blobs ? I am running iPad 2 with iOS 5.1 . And also what are SHSH Blobs , mean ?
      All about SHSH
    1. LTechTalk's Avatar
      LTechTalk -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Thanks a lot Simon
    1. flash66's Avatar
      flash66 -
      I tipped you guys off about this a month ago. Oh well better late.....
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by flash66 View Post
      I tipped you guys off about this a month ago. Oh well better late.....
      MuscleNerd just said this yesterday. You are probably referring to when iH8snow first announced he had a way to accomplish this.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Good stuff! I think Muscle Nerd comes up with more breaks than anyone else..thanks again!
    1. oneduality's Avatar
      oneduality -
      Quote Originally Posted by flash66 View Post
      I tipped you guys off about this a month ago. Oh well better late.....
      This is new .. the other method has legality issues with it, this doesn't ..
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      Well i have BOTH..shsh's saved with 5.01..but..my iPad2 is jailbroken anyways; it's my Phone that needs it since it was acting up..and i Accidentally upgraded to 5.1 when all i needed to Do was remove some Mobile Substrate..of course @ the time i didn't know this ..an hence why i'm on 5.1..but..i managed to save my Backups via PKGBackup & used Dropboxs to Store it..so i'm Hoping it will come b4 the iPhone5 is announced.