Any way to downgrade to iOS 4.3.3?

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  1. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

    mikelegacy

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    Im on Beta 1 right now, just wanna downgrade because im done testing all my stuff out.

    Anyone else downgrade? I know they are still signing 4.3.3 but i get an error when trying to do a restore. Am i gonna have to download the 4.3.3 IPSW file and then Option+Click Restore?
     
  2. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

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    I dont think you can downgrade :S
     
  3. mikelegacy thread starter macrumors 65816

    mikelegacy

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    yeah, i've heard both sides of the story on this. This sucks, because i was testing stuff on both devices I own, and now i need to downgrade to use a couple of apps that don't work on iOS 5 (such as Square Card Reader) and now i cant :(
     
  4. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

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    That sucks man, its one of the reasons I wont try out ios 5 because I dont want to be stuck on it. Not until its officially released anyway..
     
  5. TW95 macrumors member

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    Downgrade

    Yes you can, but you will need to download iOS 4.3.3 for your device from an unofficial source, a simple Google search will do the trick.

    Then you hold down 'Alt' and click restore (On a Mac) or 'Shift' on Windows and click on the .ISPW file.

    PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE BACKED UP YOUR DEVICE BEFORE DOING THIS AND PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL METHOD.

    I have actually done this myself as I didn't want the Beta on my iPad so I can confirm it works.

    Hope this helps you!
     
  6. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

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    My upgrade to beta 2 from beta 1 went wrong (didn't read instructions properly), and I ended up in recovery mode and then was able to restore to a 4.3.3 backup, so is possible despite what Apple have said.
     
  7. ergun71 macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; 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)

    I have downgraded my iPad 1 from iOS 5 beta 1. I just downloaded the 4.3.3 ipsw file from Apple and did a alt+restore in iTunes.
     
  8. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

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    Where did you find the ipsw file at Apple? I have a dev account, but do not see any iOS 4 ipsw downloads in the Downloads section.
     
  9. steadysignal macrumors 6502a

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    that is exactly why i held off. there are two apps i needed to have work and they wont yet on 5.

    must be so much stuff at the kernel level changed that a rollback is not possible...
     
  10. Phil A. Moderator

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/9A5248d Safari/6533.18.5)

    I downgraded both my iPad and iPhone simply by putting them into recovery mode and then selecting restore from iTunes. No drama, no problems: they just downgraded without a hitch
     
  11. Cha, Jun 26, 2011
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    Cha macrumors regular

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    I think any models can be downgraded, except for iPad 2 GSM (3G) versions.
     
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