Do you have an iPhone 4 or any other A4 device running iOS 6?, want to downgrade the current firmware to iOS 5.1.1 because you’re fed up of Apple’s immense failure in terms of Maps and want Jailbreak back?, then look no further as it’s very easy to do if you have your device’s SHSH blobs saved for iOS 5.1.1. Following is the guide that explains how to downgrade your device using RedSnow.
How Downgrade A4 Running iOS 6 To iOS 5.1.1 Using RedSnow 0.9.14b2
Requirements : You should have iOS 5.1.1 SHSH blobs saved locally or on Cydia for your device.
PART A : Stitching Process
STEP 2: Locate the iOS 5.1.1 SHSH blobs saved for you device stored on your local computer, or on Cydia. If you have it on your computer, locate it, and place it in the same folder as the 5.1.1 IPSW file. If it’s stored on Cydia, then continue on.
STEP 3: Place your device running iOS 6 into DFU mode.
STEP 4: Open RedSn0w, and click Extras > SHSH blobs > Stitch.
STEP 5: Click IPSW, select the iOS 5.1.1 IPSW for your device.
STEP 6: If your SHSH blobs are stored on Cydia, Click Cydia under the blobs section or click Local if you have your SHSH blobs stored locally and select the SHSH blob for iOS 5.1.1 for your device.
Step 7: Once the IPSW and blob are selected, RedSn0w will stitch them together you’ll be able to use this firmware file to downgrade.
PART B : DOWNGRADE Process
Step 1: In RedSn0w, go back two pages, and click Pwned DFU. This will place your device into Pwned DFU mode so that iTunes can restore using the stitched firmware.
- (It’s mandatory or you’ll get error 1600 in iTunes).
Step 2: Open iTunes, and it should detect your device in recovery mode. Hold Option and click Restore, then select your newly created stitched firmware file. Allow iTunes to completely restore your device
- (HINT :The stitched filename should be prefixed by a series of 13 numbers, which is the device’s ECID).
Trouble Shooting :-
If you receive Error -1 from iTunes, follow the below steps for fix.
STEP 1: Open RedSn0w, and click Extras > Recovery fix.
STEP 2: Place your device back into DFU mode. Now the Recovery fix should run.
STEP 3: Once the Recovery fix is completed, your device will be completely restored back on iOS 5.1.1.
That’s it, your device is now finally downgraded to previous iOS 5.1.1 version. Now you can finally get rid of Apple Maps and enjoy the freedom with Jailbreak.