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    Default Downgrade iPad 2 Wifi from 5.0
    Okay, I'm running iOS 5 on my 32gb iPad 2. From what I've read, it's possible to downgrade the iPad 2 as long as it is the Wi-Fi only version. I've had a lot of fun playing around in iOS 5, but its just too buggy. I cannot sacrifice Netflix/Hulu Plus/WSJ for the beta software so I want to downgrade. Cannot someone point me in the right direction on how to do this? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickofbh View Post
    Okay, I'm running iOS 5 on my 32gb iPad 2. From what I've read, it's possible to downgrade the iPad 2 as long as it is the Wi-Fi only version. I've had a lot of fun playing around in iOS 5, but its just too buggy. I cannot sacrifice Netflix/Hulu Plus/WSJ for the beta software so I want to downgrade. Cannot someone point me in the right direction on how to do this? Thanks!
    All you need to do is hold down option, click on "Restore" in iTunes, and then browse to ~/Library/iTunes/iPad Software Updates and choose the ipsw that is your iPad's -probably iPad2,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ipsw.

    -John

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    did this work? what version of iTunes is needed?

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    this isnt working anymore, fyi

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    If you "hacktivated" it will allegedly not downgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iJasonTATE View Post
    If you "hacktivated" it will allegedly not downgrade.
    it is wifi, i did not hacktivate it. also, my UDID is registered so i am not too sure my options. i have tried EVERYTHING and always end up wth 3174 error in itunes. . .

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    Hi guys, please is there any update on this ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpmiller03 View Post
    All you need to do is hold down option, click on "Restore" in iTunes, and then browse to ~/Library/iTunes/iPad Software Updates and choose the ipsw that is your iPad's -probably iPad2,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ipsw.

    -John
    that's some really bad advice John. downgrading is never that easy.
    though it looks like Nick doesnt care anymore lol
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    Exactly how is that advice bad? Option-Restore is how you point iTunes to an IPSW file. Downgrading can be very tricky, though. For example, unless you use iFaith or the "Stitch" option in RedSn0w to sign your firmware files (especially 5.x).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imahottguy View Post
    Exactly how is that advice bad?
    maybe 'incomplete' was more appropriate than 'bad' but anyway
    he said "all you need to do..." which is misleading. like you suggested, downgrading has now become a much bigger task.
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