On the back of the thread with the clock, i gave in & tried to restore my phone - no joy Put the phone into DFU mode. I selected a restore that contained stitched SHSH blobs & tried restoring via this - nothing. Just kept "waiting for iPhone". Currently the only way i can put this right seems to be to update to the dreaded iOS6 which i don't want to do but have little choice. Why can't i restore to iOS5 the way i described?