iPad Restoring an iPad 2 on 5.0.1

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Phil821, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Phil821 macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2012
    I've been on 5.0.1 since the jailbreak came out.

    Recently my iPad been kinda slow and I wanted to clean it up so I figured I'd restore.

    I downloaded the iPad 2 wifi 5.0.1 FW that is identical to the one I.m running now but when I go to restore (holding shift) and select the FW it says:

    Phil's iPad could not be restored because the FW is not compatible.


    Also if iTunes did accept it and started to restore will I be able to go through or am I just wasting my time?

    Thanks guys
  2. Phil821 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2012
    This is also happening with my iphone (5.0.1) when I try to update to 5.1.1 with the FW dl directly from apple.

    Maybe its something with itunes?
  3. TriJetHero macrumors 601


    Oct 13, 2010
    If you dont have your SHSH/APTicket saved for 5.01 you can't restore to it.
    Apple stopped signing the 5.01 IPSW 3 days after 5.1.1 came out.

    You can stay on 5.01 or update to 5.1.1 and rejailbreak.


    Put it in DFU-mode, it will upgrade to 5.1.1.

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