Trick iTunes into letting me restore back to my 5.1 update?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by L4Leonard, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    L4Leonard

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    #1
    So basically i upgraded my iPhone 4 from 5.0.1 to 5.1, and now i want to go back because of the horrible battery usage time 5.1 brought with it. But it seems impossible for me to go back to my back up that i did just before restoring back to 5.0.1. Is there any way i can trick iTunes into accepting my old back up? If i change the .plist file in my back- up folder, do you think it will accept it then?

    @ the pic, if i range the entry (5.1) to 5.0.1, do you think iTunes will accept muck new back- up to the older iOs Version?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2012
    #2
    Maybe try the iPhone Hacks section? They might have a better idea of the possibilities.
     
  3. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2010
    #3
    unless you had previously jailbroken your iphone and saved your SHSH blobs, it's impossible for you to downgrade 5.1 to 5.0.1.
     
  4. macrumors 601

    PNutts

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Location:
    Pacific Northwest, US
    #4
    Not everyone experiences this so it's probably something other than the update itself.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    L4Leonard

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    #5
    I freakin did it! By changing the entry in the .plist file located deep inside the back up library, i managed to trick it into thinking that the backup was from 5.0.1!
     

    Attached Files:

  6. macrumors 68040

    andybno1

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Location:
    Liverpool, UK
    #6
    don't need to be jailbroken to save shsh blobs
     

Share This Page