Restore a 4.3 back to 4.2.1 - Is it possible???

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by charlestrippy, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. charlestrippy macrumors 6502

    charlestrippy

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    Hi!
    So, I recently broke my phone and thought I would need to get it replaced but apple managed to just replace the back of the case. The PROBLEM was that I was jailbroken on 4.2.1 and I figured it would be smart to upgrade it to 4.3 so they don't give me the whole "nothing we can do, it's jailbroken" deal....

    Well, like I said - they fixed the back and gave the phone back... stuck on 4.3. I had the blobs saved and was able to downgrade back to 4.2.1 fine but when I went to restore my backup it says that it can't restore from backup and that I would have to set it back up to 4.3 to restore it (See image)

    My question, is there a work around to getting a 4.3 backup back on the 4.2.1 or do I need to either

    A) Start a-new
    B) Stay on 4.3 with my backup and wait for jailbreak?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. labman macrumors 604

    labman

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    If you have a Iphone 4 or 3GS you can not downgrade unless you saved shsh blobs via Tiny Umbrella or Make it Easy option in Cydia. (I do both) ;) if you did then the easiest way is to use Tiny Umbrella there are video's tutorials on youtube and Iclarified.
     
  3. f4780y macrumors 6502

    f4780y

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    You can choose which backup to restore from a list. Just choose the last one you did for 4.2.1, not the last one you did with 4.3...
     
  4. charlestrippy thread starter macrumors 6502

    charlestrippy

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    yeah that's what I did... have them all saved from 4.1
     
  5. charlestrippy thread starter macrumors 6502

    charlestrippy

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    yeah that's what i had to do :(
     

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