unable to roll back to 4.3.3 from ios5 b3

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  1. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    has anyone been able to do this? there are just too many new bugs in beta 3, imo beta 2 was better.. so now i just want to go back down to 4.3.3 ive tried the gs.apple.com trick and that doesnt work. when i restore thru itunes it simply says "preparing iphone for restore...." then hangs and eventually says the iphone cant be restored
     
  2. chhhrrriiisss macrumors 6502a

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    When I was trying from a previous version my problem was not downgrading my iTunes.
     
  3. ihonda thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. Frenchjay macrumors 68000

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    Ah man did you see it said you cannot downgrade from this version! Ok, try and put it into dfu mode and restore like that. Hopefully that will work!
     
  5. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Every version so far has said that.
     
  6. ihonda thread starter macrumors 68000

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    itunes just hangs.. looks like im stuck on b3 no more 4.x for me :| fml
     
  7. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

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    Downgrade to iTunes 10.3.1.
     
  8. blueroom macrumors 603

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    I take it the OP isn't an iOS developer and is stuck in beta hell.
     
  9. Frenchjay macrumors 68000

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    It looks that way unless someone can offer you another solution!
     
  10. thespazz macrumors 6502a

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    this has nothing do with the thread.


    OP, just downgrade and DFU restore. easy peasy
     
  11. ihonda thread starter macrumors 68000

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    i am dev... and forgot bout itunes downgrade silly me :)
     
  12. iammike1 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you a dev and saying this makes you feel special? Maybe you're not a dev but you're jealous because you don't have the beta?

    All in all, I don't understand why some people just have to get their rocks off in every thread where someone has a problem with the beta. Hell, I just made an observation that wasn't positive about Beta 2 once and got land-blasted with "ARE YOU A DEV? OMG OMG!"

    ***commence downvoting*** This place is turning into Reddit.
     
  13. jafingi macrumors 65816

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    You could also downgrade directly from the Xcode organizer.
     
  14. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    Worst case scenario, literally Google "how to downgrade from iOS 5" and I guarantee you find a fix within 5 minutes.

    I have accepted that asking Google questions like it's the End-All, Be-All usually gets me out of a lot of binds.
     
  15. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

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    Things only ever go wrong for non-developers ?? imo these forums can do without posts like these.
     
  16. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    it scares me people know how to code a program but cant figure out how to downgrade iOS

    i wouldnt know the first about coding but downgrading/jailbreaking is very simple, so i think thats how people jump to conclussions around here
     
  17. bagwaa macrumors newbie

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    it scares me people post on forums without even trying what the OP is talking about, you can't use all the old methods of downgrading when it comes to beta3, try it yourself.
     
  18. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000

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    Seriously...what need is there for a voting system on a forum like this? If the votes don't mean anything on a site like Reddit, they mean even less on MR. I rarely ever see positive scores on posts anyway, it seems like everyone just downvotes because they have the ability to.

    If the system is anything like Reddit, then it works like this - upvote posts which are relevant and add to the discussion, downvote those which aren't. It has nothing to do with whether or not you agree with the poster or like what they have to say. Now watch me get downvoted.
     
  19. WeegieMac Guest

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    iTunes 10.3.1.

    DFU mode.

    Select 4.3.3 ipsw.

    Done, tried, and tested.
     
  20. Mr Slippy IV macrumors 6502

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    Alternatively, if you're a developer as you claim you are, use the 'Restore to...' (or something similar) command in your iPhone's profile, select your 4.3.3 ipsw, and boom, you're done.
     
  21. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Did I mention I'm the King of France. People can say anything on a forum.
     
  22. WeegieMac Guest

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    Pretentious much?

    The latest iTunes beta does not allow the simple clicking of Restore while in your iPhone's profile page. It hangs at "Preparing iPhone for Restore".

    Although I presume you're talking about X-Code and not iTunes?
     
  23. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    1. Downgrade iTunes by doing a clean install (try not to delete old library as new library is not recognized by old one so copy it first)
    2. Download the ipsw for 4.3.3
    3. Put iPhone in DFU mode (too lazy to type out how so google it)
    4. Let iTunes recognize DFU mode
    5. Hit restore and choose latest 4.3.3 backup if you want
    6. You should be done

    *Known issues:
    iTunes beta library is not readable by current iTunes. Make sure you make a copy of current iTunes first.
    There is a good chance the restore process will seem like it is doing nothing on the phone. The Apple logo stays persistent. This is fine... do not be stupid and cancel it and pull cable out. If you do, you will go in the restore loop which cannot be solved with another DFU. To solve this issue, you would need RecBoot to kick it out first and then try the same process again.

    Note: if you're not a dev... wait till sept. Seriously. You guys are idiots literally because you are all downloading these betas and then leaving stupid reviews in the app store stating how the apps don't work on beta.
     
  24. iammike1 macrumors 6502a

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    Being a Dev does not automatically make you smart. Trust me. Not being a Dev doesn't make you automatically an idiot. Trust me there too.
     
  25. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Seems like you did not read the english right. Let me make it simpler for you: majority of you who leave stupid reviews in the app store suggesting that it does not work for you are non-devs as you do not understand the basic idea that these apps which are not working are currently under development. Devs know this fact and don't leave such reviews (aside for one here or there). No where in the original post said that if you're not a dev, then you're an idiot.
     

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