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Downgrading

rmeadejr

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Aug 25, 2009
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Came across this on the Apple Developer Forums, I can't remember if it is true or not, but i thought i would share it.


Just be advised; historically, Beta 1 has usually been very simple to roll-back from. Usually begining with Beta 2, Apple begins making baseband level changes on the device, preventing downgrading.
 

aDRock1154

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Nov 15, 2011
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Came across this on the Apple Developer Forums, I can't remember if it is true or not, but i thought i would share it.


Just be advised; historically, Beta 1 has usually been very simple to roll-back from. Usually begining with Beta 2, Apple begins making baseband level changes on the device, preventing downgrading.

A DFU restore will let you downgrade to the latest firmware Apple is signing.
 

Quercus Alba

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Jun 19, 2013
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That may be, but several people have had trouble restoring in DFU mode.

That may be, but 99% of the time people only have trouble with DFU restores because:

1) They're doing it wrong (and will respond 20 minutes later with "nvm guys I worked it out" :p)
2) Their home/lock buttons are broken

In my experience (hundreds of kids trying to fix glitchy jailbreaks) these are the only two reasons a DFU restore to currently-signed firmware won't work
 

aDRock1154

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Nov 15, 2011
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That may be, but 99% of the time people only have trouble with DFU restores because:

1) They're doing it wrong (and will respond 20 minutes later with "nvm guys I worked it out" :p)
2) Their home/lock buttons are broken

In my experience (hundreds of kids trying to fix glitchy jailbreaks) these are the only two reasons a DFU restore to currently-signed firmware won't work

Agree with this 110%
 

Apple_Robert

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Sep 21, 2012
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That may be, but 99% of the time people only have trouble with DFU restores because:

1) They're doing it wrong (and will respond 20 minutes later with "nvm guys I worked it out" :p)
2) Their home/lock buttons are broken

In my experience (hundreds of kids trying to fix glitchy jailbreaks) these are the only two reasons a DFU restore to currently-signed firmware won't work

As a whole, you are probably right.
 
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