Will downgrading from 3.0 beta be easier if I use VMware Fusion?

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  1. Chris Welch macrumors 6502

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    It seems like Windows folks have an easier time in the downgrade process. So will doing this from Fusion work?
     
  2. Justen macrumors member

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    Just do it the easy way. I haven't heard of the Fusion, so for all I know, it could be great, but this is what I know has worked:

    Plug in iPhone, get it on iTunes
    Shift + click restore, select the 2.2.1 firmware, restore to that. iTunes will give you this error message, but it did downgrade.
    Then use QuickPwn, and go through those steps, without adding Cydia or Installer. It will be on 2.2.1 after this.
    Plug back into iTunes, and select your backup.
    Voila.
     
  3. Chris Welch thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Justen macrumors member

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    Then it's something like ctrl + alt for mac users. I don't exactly remember what two buttons it was.
     
  5. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Just plug it into Pwnage tool and downgrade to a custom 2.2.1. Then click restore in iTunes and it will restore it to 2.2.1 from your last 2.2.1 backup.

    You can use QuickPwn too and do the same process.

    The reason I say use Pwnage tool is because I always got an error trying to downgrade with QuickPwn, but then again I have heard success stories too.

    The reason I say restore again is because using Pwnage you will have a custom 2.2.1 firmware.

    EDIT: And the key on a Mac is the alt/option key next to Command and Control
     
  6. Chris Welch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So there's no need for all of that iRestore / terminal stuff I've been seeing in some downgrade instructions?
     
  7. Justen macrumors member

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    Thanks for that.

    No, none of that is needed.
     
  8. Chris Welch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But I WILL have to do the USB drivers replacement/hack to access DFU mode, correct?
     
  9. Justen macrumors member

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    No, just do this:

    Step 1. Turn off your iPhone.

    Step 2. Hold down the power and home button.

    Step 3. When you see the Apple logo, release the power button but continue holding the home button down.

    Step 4. Open iTunes and wait for it to tell you that its in restore mode.

    Alternative Method:


    Step 1. Connect iphone to USB then listen to the sound when it connect and disconnect.

    Step 2. Hold the home and power buttons until hear the disconnect sound then release power button.

    Step 3. Wait until you hear another sound then release home button.


    All of this straight from http://limitededitioniphone.com/how-to-put-the-iphone-into-dfu-mode/
     
  10. Chris Welch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Justen,

    Apple blocked us Mac users from accessing DFU/recovery mode in OS X 10.5.6.
     
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    Do not use the link provided above. Editing the .kext files has notoriously caused Mac users track pads to stop working.
    You need to use a powered USB hub to fix DFU in 10.5.6
     
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    A Hub is just extra money. I have used this with no issues. But then again I guess one persons success can be another persons failure.
     

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