1.1.1 to 1.0.2 downgrade for LEGIT&LOCKED AT&T phone

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  1. MooseDPM macrumors newbie

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    I have an AT&T contract and recently updated my phone to 1.1.1. I don't like it and want to go back to 1.0.2. I've read several articles about how to do it, but it is confusing as to whether a legit, locked AT&T phone will function as a phone after a downgrade. I have downloaded the 1.0.2 restore, INdependence, and AppTapp installer. I'm really confused by the statements that talk about re-unlocking or the phone function not working. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. MooseDPM thread starter macrumors newbie

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    confirmation!

    so everyone is clear, because to me it was ambiguous:

    i have a locked at&t phone and was too much of a ***** to hack it. i updated to 1.1.1 and then decided it was time to try and hack. I went back to 1.0.2 successfully using the described methods. phone works. installed apptapper, why was i scared??! it's amazing!
     
  3. erandall38 macrumors 6502

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    which method did you use and was it for a pc or a mac?
     
  4. MooseDPM thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i used the method where you option-click restore, and select the 1.0.2 firmware, run apptapper, let it fail, activate phone, then run apptapper again.

    i wouldn't touch a pc with a 10 foot pole. these are the mac forums!
     
  5. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    I didn't want the update so I didn't sync my iPhone ;)
     
  6. vic32amg macrumors newbie

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    Every one mentions a baseband issue when down grading. I have a ATT phone with 1.1.1. and want to go back, what will this do to base band? and what the hell does that mean? so i guess my question is, if I go back will it be 100% back or will it be back with a baseband issue, (which I don't even know what that means) ? :confused::confused::confused::eek::eek::eek:
     
  7. MooseDPM thread starter macrumors newbie

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    from what i gathered, in very simple terms, and possibly incorrect, the 1.1.1 update was 2 things: a firmware update from 1.0.2 to 1.1.1 and a baseband update, which i am thinking is a firmware update for the phone function itself. You can downgrade the 1.1.1 firmware, but the phone firmware stays updated. As long as you have AT&T, it is 100% fine.
     
  8. erandall38 macrumors 6502

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    can you give a link to that method please?
    i have been looking for a mac version for a buddy
     
  9. granka macrumors member

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    Yes, can you give me a link to this method as well?


    Another question, when you downgraded to 1.0.2 did you have to re enter all of your contacts???

    Did it completly restore to factory with out any of your saved info???
     
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  11. JPyre macrumors 6502

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    Heres how I did it successfully.


    It has all the links and clear directions, I didnt lose anything but maybe photos that I shouldve imported to iPhoto first and my exchange account from work (which isnt synced to my mac).

    Just make sure address book is synced properly, all my voicemails were fine.
     
  12. strurtle macrumors member

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    This one AT&T csr is an idiot. My edge and voicemail suddenly stopped working. She told me that I had to restore my iphone and it'll work again. I had 1.0.2 and after the restore went to 1.1.1.


    Stupid me, I listened to her and nothing worked. So I called back and another csr helped me out and said it was on their side and that she was going to fix the issue. She did. I was pretty upset that I didn't have to go to 1.1.1.


    Now I'm back to 1.0.2 with all the great apps.
     
  13. linshiwen macrumors member

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  14. Gooose macrumors newbie

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    iphone downgrade

    can i downgrade an iphone which has the version 1.1.1 from factory to version 1.0.2?

    (I bought it yesterday and it came with the 1.1.1 version)
     
  15. JPyre macrumors 6502

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    Yes you can, I wouldn't go sim-unlocking it yet, but you can downgrade and install apps just fine, look for my post a few posts up for a link to the directions.
     
  16. sysiphus macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks SO MUCH for posting this! I'd never "hacked" my legit iPhone, and blindly gone to 1.1.1, but now I get to put FUN apps on my phone! Not to mention that I get free ringtones etc back...whew. Life is good again.
     

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