iPhone Help! Downgrade after 6.1.2?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by themankymoo, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. themankymoo macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2013
    Hi all,

    I recently bought an iPhone 4 off ebay which appears to be suffering from the rather unnoticed-by-apple "grey wifi of death". Apparently, a lot of users experienced this after iOS 6 updates and I fear this might be the case with my device, as I cant see any form of damage or corrosion on the inside.

    This leads me to the question... how would one go about downgrading to iOS 5 after the 6.1.2 update? I can't seem to find an answer to this anywhere and so hoped the great people on this forum might be of some help.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    You generally cannot downgrade.

    There is a way to do it, provided you saved the shsh blobs before upgrading but since you purchased the phone and it was presumably at version 6 there's no way now for you to go back to 5
  3. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Unfortunately, there is no way for you to do this with your situation.

    I would recommend, then, restoring the phone as new. This completely re-installs the OS, and often times fixes issues such as this. It is definitely worth trying and will hopefully resolve your problem.

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