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Old Dec 13, 2012, 10:30 AM   #1
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Smile Please confirm that i've messed it up! :(

Hi folks,

So my iPad 2 was running jailbroken on 5.0.1. I was having all sorts of problems with my wifi dropping and decided to upgrade to 5.1.1, as it too, is jailbreakable.

I downloaded both firmwares and used Redsn0w to re-restore. Unfortunately during the process I got some kind of recovery timed out message. I can't remember exactly what it said.

My device now boots into recovery. I've tried the re-restore again, multiple times on multiple computers, both Mac and PC, but every subsequent time Redsn0w alerts me that it can't identify the firmware on my device and do I want it to act as if 5.x is the installed firmware.

After saying yes, i'm asked if it's a direct 5.1.1 to 5.1.1 re-restore to which I answer no. it then asks for the old firmware. I select it and it prepares the restore image. Once completed I receive a message "Uploading iBEC".

Once this progress bar fills I receive an error stating that Redsn0w couldn't restore. You might have guessed the current FW incorrectly (I haven't).

Apologies for the war and peace above but am I going to have to "upgrade" to iOS6 or is there a way to exit recovery mode?

I've tried both Redsn0w and TinyUmbrella's recovery fixes to no avail!

Thanks for your time
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 11:47 AM   #2
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Did you have SHSH files saved ?
They are required to do a restore to older firmware.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:26 PM   #3
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Yeah, sorry forgot to say that I have blobs for 5.0.1 and 5.1.1 saved locally and on Cydia
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 07:07 PM   #4
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did you try a 5.0.1 restore using redsn0w?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 08:53 PM   #5
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How did your iPad get to 5.0.1, factory fresh, OTA or iTunes
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 02:51 AM   #6
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did you try a 5.0.1 restore using redsn0w?
Yeah, I get the same message.

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How did your iPad get to 5.0.1, factory fresh, OTA or iTunes
If I remember correctly, I used iTunes.

Is there a site you guys recommend for downloading complete, legit firmware files?

Apolgies if i'm not allowed to ask this!

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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:17 AM   #7
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Is there a site you guys recommend for downloading complete, legit firmware files?
I always use iPhone Wiki

http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Firmware
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:22 AM   #8
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Try dfu restore, if it you still get the error jailbreak with redsn0w anyway and it should work.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 01:07 PM   #9
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Try dfu restore, if it you still get the error jailbreak with redsn0w anyway and it should work.
If I try to restore in DFU mode, Redsn0w tells me to put the device in recovery mode
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 10:52 AM   #10
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How about trying to create a custom signed 5.0.1 IPSW file using iFaith and your 5.0.1 shsh (iFaith does not support 5.1.1). You can use tiny umbrella to save your SHSH locally if you haven't already. Then follow instructions to get into pwned dfu mode and do a shift restore in iTunes.

Should work....
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 11:40 AM   #11
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How about trying to create a custom signed 5.0.1 IPSW file using iFaith and your 5.0.1 shsh (iFaith does not support 5.1.1). You can use tiny umbrella to save your SHSH locally if you haven't already. Then follow instructions to get into pwned dfu mode and do a shift restore in iTunes.

Should work....
Doesn't work on A5 devices like the iPad2, it only works on A4 device with the limera1n exploit.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:29 PM   #12
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Doesn't work on A5 devices like the iPad2, it only works on A4 device with the limera1n exploit.
Sorry yes, you are correct.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 02:57 AM   #13
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Thanks for the replies folks

Looks like I may have to restore it to iOS6
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 02:59 AM   #14
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do you have blobs for 4.3.3?
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 04:21 AM   #15
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do you have blobs for 4.3.3?
Unfortunately not. It came with 5.0.1 installed!
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 04:42 AM   #16
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which redsn0w are you using?
try yes on the 5.1.1 to 5.1.1 restore

use the 5.01 IPSW
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What's wrong with just restoring to iOS 6, then downgrading to iOS 5.1.1, and then jailbreaking?
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What's wrong with just restoring to iOS 6, then downgrading to iOS 5.1.1, and then jailbreaking?
That can only be done for older devices like the iPhone 4.
For A5 devices like the ipad 2 and iPhone 4S, once you are on iOS 6 you cannot go back...
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That is only true for the 4S
If blobs are available for 4.3.3 on the ipad2 you can downgrade to that and from there to 5+ with blobs
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:54 PM   #20
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which redsn0w are you using?
try yes on the 5.1.1 to 5.1.1 restore

use the 5.01 IPSW
0.9.15b3

I've tried 5.1.1 to 5.1.1 too.

What do you mean by use the 5.01 IPSW?

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Old Dec 19, 2012, 03:34 PM   #21
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when asked if it is a 5.1.1 to 5.1.1 select yes
but use 5.0.1 to update

you do have blobs for 5.01 an 5.1.1 both right?
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when asked if it is a 5.1.1 to 5.1.1 select yes
but use 5.0.1 to update

you do have blobs for 5.01 an 5.1.1 both right?
Yeah I have the blobs for both firmwares.

This is getting weird now. I hadn't tried in a few days, so I decided to try your suggestion. I said that is was 5.x to 5.x re-restore after initially selecting the 5.0.1 firmware.

It then asked if it was a 5.0.1 to 5.0.1 re-restore, I said no and selected the 5.1.1 firmware. It got passed the iBEC part and even the progress bar on the device itself completed.

However, it got to the part in Redsn0w where it says "waiting for recovery". After a few seconds and with nothing showing on the device itself I get the "could no re-restore message. You might have guessed the firmware". So I got a lot further but still no success!

It gets weirder. I decided to try again right away. This time it didn't even get passed the iBEC stage! Very strange.
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What i understand from your postings is that the phone was on 5.0.1

I don't understand why you than say NO when redsn0w asks if it is a 5.01to5.01 restore which this is....
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 09:14 AM   #24
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Download igrip and should fix it.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 03:31 AM   #25
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Ok, so I finally fixed it.

I was encouraged by the fact that I got so far in my last attempt and thought that it must be something to do with recovery mode.

I turned the iPad off, held the home button down and turned it back on. I was trying this on my pc this time and as soon as it booted into recovery, windows started installing drivers.

I ran the re-restore again, 5.0.1 to 5.0.1 and it worked perfectly.

However, I really wanted to be on 5.1.1, so I decided to re-restore from 5.0.1 to 5.1.1 like I had intended all along.

This part was in two stages. Redsn0w re-restores 5.0.1 first and then reboots the device to upgrade to 5.1.1. Once rebooted I got a service couldn't start message, which, when I rebooted the device, stuck me in the position I was in initially. This time, I powered off the device, held down the home button and turned it back on. In Redsn0w, I selected 5.1.1 to 5.1.1 and it completed successfully.

Cheers for everyones help
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