Only thing I can think of is the fact that a batch of 3GS's has the issue that it will reboot at some point while on a call (there are a couple of threads a mile long about this on their own forums). This can be fixed by jailbreaking the device and replacing a file with the same file from iOS 3, but this method doesn't appear to be working for all 3GS's affected on iOS 5. Apparently, Apple has its reasons for not fixing this issue, but if you were to come into possession of such a phone, this is your way out. That's my take at least, although I can see how it might seem slightly far fetched to some.I know
I wonder what's the reason behind it though if there is one or if someone just forgot to turn it off since September 2010?
4.1 is long EOL, though! If they were to allow a downgrade it would be to 4.3.5 for consistency.I thought it was because people were reporting issues with iOS 5 not running properly on the 3GS and they were saying it was planned obsolescence, so Apple allowed a downgrade to avoid getting more bad press.
I like ios 4 better. I have an iPhone 4S with 5.1.1. The 3GS is gonna be an iPod Touch. I will jailbreak iOS 4.1. I might update to 5.x.x. I just like ios 4 better. The old toggles. The iPod icon. Its just better to me. I know u can acomplish those tasks via JB. But i like 4.1. Maybe 5.1.1 in the future.This.
OP, why would you want to downgrade to a 2-year-old iOS version? Just leave iOS 5.1.1 on the phone or - if it isn't installed - install it.
I doubt its still open for the ipod touch 3G. Just the 3GS for some odd reason.One more question. Im thinking of just getting an iPT3G. Is 4.1 still signed for that too?
It has nothing to do with bad press and noone is certain why 4.1 is still signed and not 4.2.1 or 4.3.3so Apple allowed a downgrade to avoid getting more bad press[[/url]