|Oct 6, 2010, 05:35 PM||#1|
How do I restore an iphone 3gs without upgrading it?
I am not a techie person, but I am not a moron either. Please explain it to me as if you were talking to your grandmother.
I have an iphone 3gs which I need to restore because the ipod has stopped working. I have backed up all of my stuff and tried to restore it last night, but my computer told me that I had to upgrade to the new iphone system (4.01, maybe?) I have been told that this version is annoying and that I do not want to upgrade, but I do not know how to restore without upgrading.
I have read other posts about this which refer to things like Cydia, SHSH and hashes. I do not know what any of these things are.
Is it going to be easy for someone like me to restore without upgrading?
Is the new system really that bad?
What advice do you have for me? (And please be nice. Like I said, I am not a technical person, and have not been on a tech forum before.)
|Oct 6, 2010, 05:57 PM||#2|
Uhm, there is nothing you can do. You HAVE to upgrade. Who said it's "annoying". Upgrade it, it's better and faster than 4.0x.
If you do not have SSHs, then you can't restore to an older firmware. Apple quit signing those older firmwares, which is where SSHs come in to play. Basically they run through a program like tiny umbrella. Tiny umbrella sorta impersonates apples site, making iTunes think that they are still signing for that firmware through the SSH files. You do not have SSH unless you store them thru tiny umbrella, and since you don't even know what it is, then sorry to say there is nothing you can do.
Late 2012 MBP 13in iPhone 4 16gbPC-i7-2700k@5GHZ, Asus P8Z77-WS 2x8GB-GSkill 2133, Raid0 OCZ V4 256GB, GTX580 SLI, Seasonic Platinum-1000, Cosmos 2
|Oct 6, 2010, 06:11 PM||#3|
For the 3GS, there's really no reason not to upgrade. On the 3G, there's some degradation in performance, but most 3GS users seem to be fine.
As mentioned above, you don't have the option to not upgrade if a restore is necessary unless you've taken the precaution of storing your SHSH files for a given firmware version while Apple still signs that version. At this time, only 4.1 is being signed, so that is the only version you can restore to. It's unfortunate, but Apple doesn't provide for firmware downgrades.
Restore to 4.1 and enjoy the new features!
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|How can I restore my iphone 4 without upgrading to iOS 7?||jincheker||iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting||8||Sep 23, 2013 11:49 PM|
|How can I restore my iphone without upgrading to iOS 7?||jincheker||iPhone||2||Sep 22, 2013 12:50 PM|
|iPhone: How to restore iPhone 4S to iOS 6.1.2 to 6.1.2 without upgrading to 6.1.3?||ideal.dreams||Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks||18||Apr 9, 2013 01:40 PM|
|iPhone: Upgrading to 6.1.2... restore from backup or fresh iphone?||ntegra||Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks||3||Feb 26, 2013 11:59 PM|
|Resolved: Restore iPhone 4 without upgrading to 6.0?||Waflsk8s||Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks||14||Oct 17, 2012 01:22 AM|
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:20 AM.