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

    Jul 22, 2009
    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
  2. macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    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

    Jul 22, 2009
    So how can I restore my iPod touch? There are no buttons on the iTunes iPod window.
  4. macrumors 68030


    Jul 30, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    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

    Jul 22, 2009
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2010
    Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
    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

    May 14, 2011
    Yup. Just get into DFU, and restore to iOS 4.3.3.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2009
    Long Island
    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

    Dec 27, 2006
    Crewe (UK)
    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

    Dec 30, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    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

    Feb 25, 2011
    The land of the cucumbers
    It's against forum policy to ask for them ... States the post above the stickies.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2011
    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

    Oct 8, 2011
    i have the same problem, with my iPad2. did you solve the problem perhaps?
    hope to hear from you. thanks in advance
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2009
    Northwest Indiana
    I don't get it what the problem is....DFU restore you set....

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