4S: Restore 5.0.1 from 5.0.1 HELP!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by redsox786, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. redsox786 macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2006

    I have a CDMA 4S that's currently jailbroken and on 5.0.1. I have the SHSHs saved via TinyUmbrella for 5.0.1 and 5.0.1b. How would I go about doing a clean install of 5.0.1? I will be jailbreaking it again after using Absinthe, but not sure how I would go about restoring to 5.0.1 again now that 5.1 has been released. Please help!
  2. JUiCEJamie, Mar 14, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2012

    JUiCEJamie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2011
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    On 4S, you cannot since Apple no longer signs 5.0.1
  4. redsox786 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2006
    Even thought I saved the SHSH's, I still won't be able to do a clean install of 5.0.1? What if I did a "Erase All Content and Settings" from the phone? Will that work and reset it back to 5.0.1? If I lose the jailbreak doing this, can I just jailbreak it again?
  5. biohead macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    West Drayton, UK
    Using the "Erase All" option on a jailbroken phone will break it and it will not boot, so requiring a full restore via iTunes anyway.

    On A5 devices, even with SHSH blobs you still can't go to a firmware other than what Apple is currently signing (so iPad 2 and iPhone 4S). You're stuck on your current 5.0.1 setup or go to an unjailbroken 5.1 clean setup.
  6. PaulyD macrumors 6502


    Nov 16, 2010
    100% correct and the way it is OP.
  7. No1nfoProvided macrumors 6502

    Dec 1, 2009
    DO NOT use the "Erase All Content and Settings" on jailbroken devices. For A5, devices, as stated by others in this thread, are unable to be restored to any firmware except the one being signed. This is true even with SHSH blobs and APTickets saved. Only the older models are able to be downgraded with SHSH blobs saved.
  8. redsox786 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2006
  9. petersun21 macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2012

    no has a solution for this yet. I am in the same situation. Does not want to upgrade yet.

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