iPhone iOS 6.0 to 5.1.1 downgrade, where's my backup?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by helios16v, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. helios16v macrumors regular

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    I made a backup of my iPhone when I was on iOS 5.1.1 using iCloud AND on iTunes just to be sure I don't lose anything, I backed up my SHSH for 5.1.1 aswell but after I updated to iOS 6.0 I restored my backup and iOS 6 is horrible, my phone became unusably slow, it would freeze up while trying to type texts, it would get uncomfortably hot from normal periods of use, my battery would only last a few hours and I couldn't get more then 1 bar of service no matter where I was in town.

    I downgraded from iOS 6.0 using Redsn0w's method by stitching my 5.1.1 SHSH Blob to the iOS 5.1.1 ispw, after doing so I no longer have any backups, what happened to my iOS 5.1.1 backup's I made?

    I tried backing up using iTunes and it says the backup is too new for this device which leaves me with no backup's I can use, I tried restoring again to set it up using iCloud to restore and it only comes up with my iPad for restore options which I don't have any contact info saved too.

    So now I have no back up, all of my information is gone and I have no contacts. I can't figure out what wen't wrong but it won't let me choose a backup from a later date before my iOS 6.0 upgrade.

    I also didn't backup my phone on iOS 6.0 and I kept iCloud off just to make sure nothing was over writen by accident so I don't understand why it is telling me my previous 5.1.1 backup with this same iPhone is no longer supported by that iPhone when I didn't make a 6.0 backup over top of it and why I can't choose from an older backup just incase it automatically backed up my phone.
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    If you kept the same device name, then your 5.x.x backup was updated to 6.x.x.
    Can't use new backups on older firmware.
    The solution - everytime you jump firmware levels, give the device a new name, that saves the last backup you made on the older firmware.
     

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