If you want to downgrade iOS 6 to 5.1.1 and you dont have blobs, do it NOW!

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  1. viperGTS, Sep 20, 2012
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  2. Roc P. macrumors regular

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    How did you do it? My boss might want to downgrade.
     
  3. viperGTS thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I got the 5.1.1 IPSW from felixbruns.de. Placed that file on my desktop. went to iTunes, clicked on my phone in the devices tab, and i held shift while clicking the restore button. it brought up a menu, I went to my desktop, double clicked on the 5.1.1 IPSW, and it started restoring. you may want to hurry though as the signing windows is still open!
     
  4. Roc P. macrumors regular

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    Ok, thank you. I'm not even sure what to o :-/ my boss has an iPad 2 that has never been synced with a computer :( I told him my iPad seemed faster after I upgraded so he asked me to upgrade his. Now one of his Apps isn't working right and I get the I've he thinks its my fault.
     
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    That sucks :( hopefully he has a backup on iOS 5.x or else he'll have to start over...
     
  6. Roc P. macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately he doesn't :( It's never been synced or backed up. He is 64 and wanted a laptop for his birthday last year but his son thought he would like an iPad more so he got him that instead. I guess he's stuck with iOS 6 then. I wish I never said anything to him! :mad:
     
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    I did mine and went smooth and only took 1 time! I'm super glad I was able to downgrade because I was very disappointed with the iOS 6 update...but oh well I'm just SUPER glad that I was able to go back to 5.1.1...All SMILES! :D:D:D


     
  8. downingp macrumors 6502a

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    Can I use my most recent backup stored within iTunes or does it have to be a backup from when I was on 5.1.1?
     
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    I can confirm this works.
     
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    Downloading the 5.1.1 IPSW as we speak, 44 minutes left. I hope time doesn't run out.
     
  12. echo2011 macrumors regular

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    I just went back from 6.0. mainly to see if it worked, which it did. I'll wait a bit now for 6 to get a little more polished.
     
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    I'm also trying restroing back to 5.1.1 as we speak....
     
  14. viperGTS, Sep 20, 2012
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    Glad to hear it worked for you! I was relieved when the restore came though :)

    Has to be a backup from 5.1.1 or earlier.

    Thanks for the confirmation! :D

    Very useful info. Thanks.

    I doubt it will. The windows is usually open for 2 days i believe.
    Did the exact same thing :p

    Hopefully it goes through :eek:
     
  15. bzavala macrumors member

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    well it worked!! Thanks so much! now trying to see if I can get my JB back too ;)
     
  16. CTorchid macrumors newbie

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    If i downgrade would I still have all my notes, contacts and all my settings?

    Thanks.
     
  17. chappelle macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tip. The restore worked fine for me but unfortunately I don't have a pre-iOS6 backup on my computer anymore :-(...
     
  18. viperGTS thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You need them all on an iOS 5.1.1 or earlier backup.
     
  19. CTorchid macrumors newbie

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    I have the same thing since this is my travel laptop and last time I synced with itunes was in June Im afraid that if i downgrade Itunes won't give me the options to restore to my June backup.
     
  20. WeegieMac, Sep 20, 2012
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    I'm just about to restore my iPad 3 to 5.1.1 for the most mundane of reasons, but a reason none the less.

    In iOS 6 Apple have plugged the loophole which allowed you to sync with iExplorer and replace the .png files for app icons which don't have retina display artwork.

    Edit: Confirming that 5.1.1 is still being signed as of 6am on Friday 21st September.
     
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    --- What are the blobs? Isn't it that all you need is the saved 5.1.1 IPSW?
     
  23. drxcm macrumors regular

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    Thank you !!

    Successfully downgraded and restored my old backup just now.
    I had no idea what blobs were, but have backed those up too ..

    Thank goodness - I absolutely hated iOS6 maps. The only features I will miss are full-screen safari and panorama camera mode
     
  24. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

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    PSA: saving the blobs on a 4S/IP3 will only allow you to restore to the 5.x version that was already on the device. If you are on iOS6 and Apple closes the signing window for 5.1.1, you're stuck on 6 even with blobs saved.
     
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    You sir are a legend. Thanks a million! Restore both the Ipad and Iphone successfully.
     

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