I installed iOS 5 without being part of the iPhone dev program, how can I downgrade?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by cliko, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Being the idiot that I am, I tried to install iOS 5 on my iPod Touch 4G, without reading that I needed to be part of the iPhone Dev Program. Now, it wont let me revert to iOS 4 or use iOS 5. iTunes says "this device is not registered as part of the iphone developer program". So is there any way that I can downgrade to iOS 4 or use iOS 5 without paying the $100?

    If i found a way to use iOS 5, the first thing I'd do would be downgrade back to iOS 4 because I feel like a total tool. I am not trying to get a UDID registration slot or whatever.

    And btw I know I'm an idiot so please dont try to lecture me lol
     
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    blueroom

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    Well if you continued to read you'd soon see you cannot downgrade. You'll have to restore it as new.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So how can I restore my iPod touch? There are no buttons on the iTunes iPod window.
     
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    NutsNGum

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    Generally speaking, you can't downgrade at all. You'll just need to wait until the Gold Master arrives.

    That said, if you can find a Dev willing to add your iPod to their testing devices within their license, that'll allow it to run.

    Make a thread in the Developers and coding section, you might get a friendly dev willing to help you out. They get 100 or so devices to add so chances are they might have a free space.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    will do, thank you so much!!
     
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    ohaithar

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    Apple is still signing on to 4.3.3
    So if you have your SHSH blobs saved up, you should be able to downgrade
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Yup. Just get into DFU, and restore to iOS 4.3.3.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    You *may* have to download tiny umbrella and use "kick out of recovery" first - in fact, that should be all that you have to do.
     
  9. macrumors member

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    From the Apple Dev site "Read Before Downloading section"

    "Devices updated to iOS 5 beta can not be restored to earlier versions of iOS. Devices will be able to upgrade to future beta releases and the final iOS 5 software."
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    Just enter DFU and click restore on itunes and it should bring you back to 4.3.3? Worked fine on my iPhone.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    It's against forum policy to ask for them ... States the post above the stickies.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    I'm in the same boat

    Since I'm a windows user and couldn't update to iTunes 10.5 Beta 9 I stupidly updated to IOS Beta not realizing I'd be locked out. So I'm in the same boat. PM me if need be, thanks.
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    i have the same problem, with my iPad2. did you solve the problem perhaps?
    hope to hear from you. thanks in advance
     
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    fenderbass146

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    I don't get it what the problem is....DFU restore you set....
     

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