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How to Downgrade iOS 6 to iOS 5 on iPhone, iPad and iPod

Aug. 08, 2014 05:14 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to iPhone Topics
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Now you can only downgrade back to iOS 11.2.5 for Apple is no longer signing iOS 11.2, 11.1, 11.0.3, 11 or older. However, this article is still the way to downgrade iOS X.X.X Beta back to a previous version. The steps are the same.

enter dfu mode Have you got an iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPod touch, or below running iOS 6, and would like to downgrade back to iOS 5.1.1? Doing so is easy is you have your SHSH blobs saved for iOS 5.1.1 and can follow the steps inside. Unlike the beta period of iOS 6, you must have your SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1.1 save for you device now, because Apple has stopped signing iOS 5.1.1.

Note: Now iOS 8 is coming around and you can check to see the top 10 reasons why you should not update to iOS 8 beta.

What You Need

You'll need to make sure that you have prepared the things below before downgrade iOS 6.

Back up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch before downgrade

In the event something goes wrong with your update, you'll always want to make sure you have a current backup. If you haven't made one recently via iCloud or iTunes, make sure you do before proceeding. Also you could take reference of the post 3 Ways to Backup Contacts, Photos, Messages before iOS 6 Upgrade or Jailbreak to see detailed steps of the backup.

How to Downgrade iOS 6 to Low Version(iOS 5 ect)

Here are the detailed steps on how to downgrade iOS 6 to iOS 5.

Follow each step one at a time, then the chances to successfully downgrade iOS 6. You should know that the downgrade only works if you meet the criteria. Again, you must have an A4 device or below, you must have your SHSH blobs saved locally on your computer, or stored on Cydia, and you need to have RedSn0w and the correct 5.1.1 firmware file for your device. View how to downgrade iOS 7.

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