- 05-12-2012, 09:46 PM #26
LOL. Luckily I saved a special backup from 5.0.1 so all I lost was a month of text messages, but I was lucky that way.
Still, that has to be tedious.
- 05-12-2012, 11:49 PM #28
I've tried everything. I can get into DFU mode, but cant manage to boot into safe mode or end the cycle. The iPhone boots, gets to the lock screen, and recycles before I can even type in one or two characters of my password.
This is a day I'll never get back. Unless someone has a fix they cab share, I may be done with jailbreaking. This is the second time I've gone through the same thing.
- 05-12-2012, 11:59 PM #29
I used to be against jailbreaking but I see a lot of my friends having alot of great features and customization been jailbroken so I just started wednesday but I can't do to much of nothing since I'm on 5.1.1 i hope that changed soon I wanna know what is possible with jailbreak and is it worth it
- 05-13-2012, 01:52 AM #30iMore Intermediate
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Hehe guys. I know how to restore a 5.1.1 backup on a 5.0.1 iPhone hopefully this will make things easier for you guys, but you will need a 5.0.1 backup already in order to do this
When you get to the "restore from backup" page after downgrading, first choose the 5.0.1 backup. Then, iTunes will tell you that there is a newer backup (your 5.1.1/5.1 backups), and just select use newer backup. Normally if you select the 5.1.1 backup at first, iTunes will prompt you how the backup is a newer iOS version, blah blah. But if you use my method itll just skip that message and go straight to restoring
I was able to get all my text messages, apps, everything on my downgraded 5.0.1 iPhone from my 5.1.1 backup. Even the app layout and settings configurations were still the same
Last edited by kshen1; 05-13-2012 at 01:55 AM.
- 05-13-2012, 02:39 AM #31
- 05-13-2012, 05:18 AM #32
- 05-13-2012, 08:40 AM #33
I saw you edited the systemsversion plist. The reboot loop can be caused by editing that plist and not reverting it. If you really need Pages that bad, you may want to stay on 5.1 or later.
You can also try editing the plist, immediately adding pages, then putting the plist back to 5.0.1. That should fix it, but again, editing the systemsversion.plist is very risky.
- 05-13-2012, 10:14 AM #35
I'm following your advice. After installing iPhoto and Pages, I went back into the plist and set it to vers. 5.0.1. Everything is functional now, and I've eliminated some of the tweaks that were cool, but unnecessary. Hopefully this will prove stable.
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- 05-13-2012, 07:28 PM #36
- 05-13-2012, 08:36 PM #37
You have instruction sufficient in this thread. Make sure you have the shsh blobs saved; Back up; download the ipsw files (5.0.1 and 5.1.1) from the wiki (link above); download redsn0w; run redsn0w' restore ipsw function and follow on-screen ques. When you've downgraded you can jailbreak with either redsn0w or absinthe.
If you screw up, you can use iTunes to restore back to 5.1.1. I had to!
Now all is good!
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- 05-14-2012, 05:53 AM #39
- 05-14-2012, 07:42 AM #40
- 05-14-2012, 08:22 AM #41iMore Intermediate
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Forgive my ignorance, but I'm having trouble understanding this...
I bought my iPad 2 recently, so it was running 5.1.0 when I first purchased it. Everyone's talking about saving SHSH blobs, but isn't that only something you can access if you're already jailbroken? Blobs are a little over my head, so if I am mistaken, could you please explain?
Anyways, in the event that I am able to downgrade, despite never being jailbroken or on 5.0.1, can I back up all my apps in itunes and restore them or will I have to restore them by other means?
EDIT: Reading a little more about SHSH blobs and how they pertain to software updates. If I have a jailbroken 4s on 5.0.1, can I use SHSH blobs from the 4s to put 5.0.1 on my iPad 2 (currently running 5.1)? Or does the ECID prevent this? Again, this stuff is a little over my head, so sorry if this is a stupid question.
Last edited by rosenstar; 05-14-2012 at 08:30 AM.
- 05-14-2012, 08:35 AM #42iMore Intermediate
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You can get your blobs without being jailbroken; all you need to do is run TinyUmbrella, connect your iOS device and click the "Save SSH" button.
You cannot downgrade to 5.0.1.
You can save the blobs for 5.1.1 using TinyUmbrella right now.
Since 5.1.1 appears to be jailbreakable with an untethered solution, I wouldn't worry too much about upgrading to that version and waiting until the jailbreak becomes public. There is no ETA, though.
- 05-14-2012, 09:13 AM #43
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- 05-14-2012, 02:59 PM #45
- 05-15-2012, 08:06 PM #46
I'm back to stock. After installing an update to Remember the Milk and attempting to sync, I ended up back in an endless reboot cycle, unable to boot into safemode (or any other mode apart from DFU).
As I need to be accessible by phone and e-mail for work, I can't afford to have a phone that is unreliable. I guess I have to be happy with 5.1.1 until a new OS is available. Perhaps when the jailbreak for 5.1.1 is out, I'll try again.
- 05-17-2012, 07:26 PM #47
OK. I downgraded again an jailbroke again. I'm getting better at this. Only an hour or so this time around.
I'm not editing my plist and doing without iPhoto and pages for the time being. Hopefully I'll be good until I can jailbreak 5.0.1.
It should be out soon. I'm eager for the awesome battery on 5.1.1 so I can't wait either.
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