How to update to ios 5.0.1 with 5.1 available

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sofiasia, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. sofiasia macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2012
    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! :)
  2. Lukeyy19 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2010
    England, UK
    Dont think so, but there's nothing wrong with 5.1, if anything, it's better than 5.0.1
  3. DS3 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2011
    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.
  4. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
    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?
  5. sofiasia thread starter macrumors newbie

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

    Jun 29, 2009
    Don't worry, they will have the 5.1 jailbreak soon :D
  7. LaurenAJb macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2012
    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!

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