Restoring iOS from an iTunes backup

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by drakira, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. drakira macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2012
    How does it work? Does it entirely restore the OS or just the content & settings? I have iOS6 on my 4th generation iPod touch and was thinking about restoring iOS 5.1.1 from an iPhone4 backup. Would that work? Thanks.
  2. DefBref macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
    Restring from old Backup doesn't restore the iOS version, just the settings etc.
  3. drakira thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2012
    Thanks. So, it looks like there is no way to downgrade apart from jailbreaking the device... That's quite inconvenient, isn't it? Does anyone know what's the rationale behind this constraint?

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