Need to keep 5.0.1, how

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by joshs2000ss, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. joshs2000ss macrumors member

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    My 4s got stuck in restart mode for some reason and I'm trying to restore it. When I connect to iTunes with my phone in DFU mode it tells me to restore but it wants to update from 5.0.1 to 5.1 Obviously, I would like to stay jailbroken and don't want to update to 5.1. How can I do this?
     
  2. Shanewilliams macrumors 6502a

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    Download the 5.0.1 ipsw and option+restore. I'm not sure that the signing window is still open for 5.0.1 though. If it is this should work. If you don't mind, post back if the signing window is still open.
     
  3. HiDEF macrumors 68000

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    you might be out of luck. Dev team warned that you won't be able to go back to your 5.0.1 SHSH blob once Apple releases 5.1.
     
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  5. joshs2000ss thread starter macrumors member

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    If this is the case, then my stupid timing is perfect. :mad:
    I'm downloading the iOS now. It's gonna take a while from the site I'm on. I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  6. Shanewilliams macrumors 6502a

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    Someone posted about an hour or so ago that they were able to restore to 5.0.1, but that was a hour ago. Best of luck to you!

    EDIT: I just restored my wife's 4s to 5.0.1 due to the fact a jailbreak is not that important to her. As of 615pm CST, Apple is still signing 5.0.1
     
  7. joshs2000ss thread starter macrumors member

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    I didn't update iTunes yet, not sure if that will make a difference, but I guess we'll see. 27 minutes left on the download... come on, come on, come on.
     
  8. joshs2000ss thread starter macrumors member

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    5 minutes left... this has been the longest download ever. :eek:

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    How far in to the restore will I have to be before I know it will work? Made it past the initial Apple verification stage.
     
  9. joshs2000ss thread starter macrumors member

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    It worked! Thanks for the info. I had done this before but couldn't remember exactly the steps. First time restoring from a Mac computer also.
     
  10. Shanewilliams macrumors 6502a

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    Glad it worked out for you. :apple:
     

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