How to update to ios 5.0.1 with 5.1 available

sofiasia

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Mar 14, 2012
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Please help.. Is it possible to update my ipad 1 to 5.0.1 from 4.2.1 with a newer version already available (5.1)? I've read a lot of problems with regard to 5.1 and I don't want to update just yet to 5.1. I've already downloaded the ios 5.0.1 but when i try to update in itunes i get an error 3194. Is there a way to get around this? Many thanks! :)
 

DS3

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It would have been possible in the brief window between 5.1's release and when Apple stopped signing for 5.01, but I'm pretty sure its impossible now. Apple broke how a lot of the workarounds worked.
 

eagandale4114

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May 20, 2011
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Please help.. Is it possible to update my ipad 1 to 5.0.1 from 4.2.1 with a newer version already available (5.1)? I've read a lot of problems with regard to 5.1 and I don't want to update just yet to 5.1. I've already downloaded the ios 5.0.1 but when i try to update in itunes i get an error 3194. Is there a way to get around this? Many thanks! :)
Not possible anymore. When you update your device apple verifies the update. They now will no longer digitally sign the 5.0.1 ipsw. No choice but to update to 5.1.
Anyways what problems have you heard of?
 

sofiasia

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Mar 14, 2012
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ok.. will just update to 5.1 then. just thought there was a way around the update. thanks everyone for the advice! :)
 

LaurenAJb

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Feb 26, 2012
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I uPdated my phone and I ended up having to reset the whole thing back to factory setting.. Because some sort of error occurred I was not happy!