Downgrade iPad 1 to iOS 3.2?

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  1. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

    AmazingHenry

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    OK, I don't have an iPad 1, but is there an easy way to downgrade an iPad 1 to iOS 3.2 (which was its original OS)? Or any other version of 3.2 (3.2.1, 3.2.2, etc.)? I have found many guides to this, but many were from 2010 and I assume the information is out-of-date.
     
  2. azentropy macrumors 68000

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    You can't. Apple only signs 5.1.1 for the original ipad. You might be able to find some unofficial/hacked images as I think they could still work around it then, but probably not worth it.
     
  3. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you have SHSH for your device for that iOS your out of luck
     
  4. pat500000 Suspended

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    3.2.2 was actually a great battery saver...iMO.
     
  5. AmazingHenry thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Okay, I'm really inexperienced with this, and I have no idea what you mean.
     
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    If you have no idea what SHSH is, then you didn't save it, so you can't downgrade your iPad.

    Basically, each device on each firmware has a unique SHSH. It's like a software key that says it's ok to install a particular version of iOS. So if you want to downgrade to say, iOS 3.2, you had to save the SHSH for your device for iOS 3.2 back when Apple was still signing 3.2.
     
  7. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't quote me on this but I believe it's possible to downgrade without SHSH by doing a tethered downgrade.

    It is possible to do it on an iPhone 4 by putting it in PwnDFU mode and then restoring via iTunes with a custom .ipsw using the limera1n BootROM exploit. The iPad 1 use the A4 chip just like the iPhone 4 so you should be able to downgrade.
     
  8. AmazingHenry thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Are you saying that I can just put the iPad into DFU mode, plug it into iTunes, and restore to 3.2?
     
  9. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a

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    Not really, you have to put it in PwnDFU mode (with a tool I can't remember the name), create a custom firmware with a specific tool like Sund0wn, dowgrade your iTunes (again I can't remember to which version exactly) then restore with iTunes using the custom firmware (.ipsw) you created and finally use redsn0w to boot your device.

    Do some research about this on Google because I can't remember the exact tools and steps you need. It worked for the iPhone 4, I downgraded one from iOS 7.1.2 to iOS 4 so it should work with iPad 1 aswell.

    Also, it's a tethered downgrade which mean you will have to plug your iPad into a computer and run the redsn0w tool again every time the battery die or you power it off.
     

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