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Thread: Question about downgrading!
03-17-2012, 06:07 PM #1Question about downgrading!
i was thinking about restoring my iPhone to 5.0.1 and I know that cydia does backup SHSH blobs! I also know that Apple has stopped signing 5.0.1. So the question is can I restore and downgrade to 5.0.1? I've never downgraded before
03-17-2012, 06:09 PM #2
If I'm correct it is possible, But I reccomend you don't. Downgrading is a very risky and potentially harmful process for the iPhone. It's just not reccomended. Are you currently on 5.1?
03-17-2012, 06:09 PM #3
Check your other thread. I answered this question there. Btw, get TinyUmbrella and report back with if you have SHSHs for 5.0.1. If not, refer to my response in your previous thread and use that method there.
Edit: technically you're not downgrading, you're just restoring.
03-17-2012, 06:19 PM #4
How is downgrading very risky and potentially harmful process?
03-17-2012, 06:21 PM #5
To be honest, I have no clue. I've never downgraded myself but I've heard that it can brick your device. If you're on 5.1 BigBoss already has a warning out that once you update to 5.1, You won't be able to downgrade yet.
03-17-2012, 06:22 PM #6
thanks for letting me know =). I will just stay on 5.0.1
03-17-2012, 06:32 PM #7
03-20-2012, 08:38 AM #8
03-20-2012, 03:13 PM #9
Like I said, I've never downgraded myself as I prefer not to take risks like that. It can be hazardous for the device. Any iDevice expert will tell you that. It's very well possible to downgrade (If Apple is still signing it) but it can be risky and you should know what you're doing before you downgrade.
03-21-2012, 08:40 AM #10
Last edited by vbuen323; 03-21-2012 at 08:42 AM.
03-22-2012, 03:15 PM #11
03-22-2012, 07:33 PM #12
03-22-2012, 07:55 PM #13
Like I said before, That's just from what I've heard. I said I've never downgraded myself nor do I plan on downgrading unless it's absolutely needed. I was just offering simple advice to him, My only intention here was to help him out.
03-22-2012, 09:58 PM #14
Lets clear this up. If u two want to argue, start a new thread and have at it. Downgrading is a gift from the jailbreak gods that has saved my butt many a time. I started with trial and error, and bricked my device several times. Only because i didnt follow directions. And the term brick is very misunderstood. All you need to do to get out of a brick is put the idevice in dfu mode and restore, not that big of a deal. Downgrading itself cannot and will not harm your device. Not following directions will harm your device. I use i faith to grab my shsh and apticket, and when im bored, i'll upgrade to 5.1 and downgrade back to 5.0.1 just to do it. You just need to be fearless and do a bit of trial and error. If you screw up, thats what the forums are for. Good luck and happy downgrading.(null)
03-22-2012, 10:53 PM #15
The only probably with downgrading or restoring with iOS 5.x is an extra layer of BS that you have to do: if you don't care about preserving your baseband its simple. Open redsn0w and use it to stitch together a restore bundle with the correct shsh, get into pwned DFU mode and restore in iTunes.
(Wont apply to the OP but might be useful to someone)
If you want to preserve your baseband:
- Make a custom bundle using PwnageTool, making sure the baseband is stripped
- Stitch blobs to it using redsn0w
- Pwned DFU mode
- Restore in iTunes
Now if you have a 4S you are indeed, screwed for nowGet the latest info for NoAccSplash Here
Currently it should work on iOS 4.x - 6.x
If you'd like to help extend its functionality, the source is also available.
03-22-2012, 10:59 PM #16
Disagreements happen, that's ok, try to keep it in check. It's starting to get tense in here
Downgrading isn't a huge issue in most cases. Don't stress about it. I've done it numerous times, I've struggled in some cases and not in others. These things are not predictable.
03-22-2012, 11:07 PM #17
+1 downgrading is fine and with the right research can be pretty easy. I can't even count the number of phones I have downgraded. Not hazardous at all. Sure it can be tricky depending on the situation but it is virtually impossible to brick an iPhone these days.
03-23-2012, 09:41 AM #18
03-23-2012, 02:44 PM #19
That was kind of my point in my original post, I just wasn't exactly specific enough to what I meant. If you don't know what you're doing and you follow directions nothing will go wrong (Unless something crazy happens ) If you don't follow directions it's very simple, You'll screw up in some way in some form that can lead to the harming of your device like @expl0itfinder said. And @Simon is correct, It's almost impossible to brick it but these days but if you really screw up on something (Not related to downgrading) you can brick it if you really wanted to @vbuen323 Sorry man, Not trying to start anything here... I just kinda meant what I said in like my first 2 sentences
03-23-2012, 06:05 PM #20