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    I just cleared all the data on my jailbroken iOS 5.1 on my 4S, and the spinning wheel won't stop. Do I have to restore and lose my jailbreak? Is there a way to restore without updating to iOS 6? Using TinyUmbrella maybe
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    Did you use the "erase setting" button? If so, you'll have to restore they iTunes. If u have ur shsh blobs saves then u can downgrade, otherwise ur stuck on 6.0.1 till a jb comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyMichel View Post
    I just cleared all the data on my jailbroken iOS 5.1 on my 4S, and the spinning wheel won't stop. Do I have to restore and lose my jailbreak? Is there a way to restore without updating to iOS 6? Using TinyUmbrella maybe
    my stomach aches for you.
    i hope you didnt enjoy your jailbreak...
    just for clarification were you on 5.1 or on 5.1.1?
    if so how did you jailbreak a 4s on 5.1?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyMichel View Post
    I just cleared all the data on my jailbroken iOS 5.1 on my 4S, and the spinning wheel won't stop. Do I have to restore and lose my jailbreak? Is there a way to restore without updating to iOS 6? Using TinyUmbrella maybe
    Check with TinyUmbrella for avaiable blobs.
    If you have jailbreak woes, you can iMessage me at iDonev@me.com. I'll try to help (provided I have time to spare).
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    At the time of my posting this thread, I hadn't upgraded to 6.0.1 yet. I actually ended up putting my phone into Recovery mode and restoring to 5.1.1. Later today, I followed a guide on a blog to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 2. I failed to check if this was a tethered jailbreak or not. Now I'm on iOS 6 with no way to get back to 5.1.1. I did have a jailbreak that I enjoyed very much, and my SHSH blobs remain on the Cydia server.

    Unless I'm mistaken, and I CAN go back to 5.1.1, i'll just have to wait the year or more it takes for devs to JB 6.0.1 or 6.1 on A5 devices
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    Can't you just download one of the 5.1.1IPSW files and restore that way?
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    Yep, tried that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy wineBerry View Post
    Can't you just download one of the 5.1.1IPSW files and restore that way?
    No apple basically signs off on each restore once they update the software they stop signing the previous version so you can not fully restore to the same software it will automatically go to the newest software


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    My mistake. We only got the downgrade to work with the 4 not the 4s.
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    This whole thing is just tragic
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyMichel View Post
    This whole thing is just tragic
    Ya unless you have the blobs to stitch your kinda stuck


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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy wineBerry View Post
    My mistake. We only got the downgrade to work with the 4 not the 4s.
    Ya a4 devices the jb is a hardware jb so it can always be jb


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    I have SHSH blobs on Cydia for 5.1.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyMichel View Post
    I have SHSH blobs on Cydia for 5.1.1
    Can you save them to your computer to stitch them ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peligro911 View Post
    Can you save them to your computer to stitch them ?


    Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk !
    I don't think this method works with the 4s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy wineBerry View Post
    I don't think this method works with the 4s.
    Hmm never knew this lol my jb ing is very limited


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    http://www.sinfuliphone.com/showthread.php?t=10007936

    if you scroll down to post #13, it lays out that the A5+ devices cannot be downgraded. 😔
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    From dev team..

    A few months back we released a redsn0w feature that lets you downgrade A5+ devices from 5.1.1 to anything lower (if you had saved blobs). *Unfortunately once the 5.1.1 window closes, redsn0wís 5.x downgrade feature will no longer work. *Most A5+ users will not be able to downgrade. *So if youíre an A5+ owner up at 6.0 when the 5.1.1 window closes, youíll be stuck there without a jailbreak for now.

    Weíre happy to report there are some serious deficiences in the 5.x restore process that are permanently exploitable. Theyíll never be fixable by Apple because theyíre all self-contained in the 5.x IPSWs. *Hereís the breakdown:

    A4 devices and 3GS will always be downgradable (and jailbreakable) with saved blobs due to limera1n. *The tethered iOS6 jailbreak for those devices (and untethered for old-bootrom 3GS) will be out when Cydia and other important pieces are all working properly.
    iPad2 owners who have both 4.x blobs and 5.x blobs will always be able to downgrade to those versions, even once you come up to 6.0 and the 5.1.1 window closes (donít do that yet though!). *You need both 4.x and 5.x blobs to qualify for the 5.x downgrade even though you only wish to downgrade to 5.x (you need only your 4.x blobs to downgrade to 4.x)
    iPad3, i4S (and iPad2 owners who donít satisfy #2) will always be able to RE-restore the current 5.x OS thatís already on their device. *So if youíre at 5.1.1 when the window closes (and youíve saved your blobs), youíll always be able to RE-restore to 5.1.1 again. *This makes the 5.1.1 jailbreak a lot less fragile ó you donít have to worry about messing up your install with funky extensions or getting into a boot loop, because you can always RE-restore from 5.1.1 to 5.1.1 again (or from 5.0.1 to 5.0.1 again, etc). *But once you fall off the 5.x train by restoring to 6.x, youíll be stuck there until the next jailbreak.
    Please be aware that RE-restores and iPad2 downgraded devices will always end up with the latest baseband (not the one that came with that firmware). *So donít go near any of this if your unlock depends on the baseband version.

    All of these features will be released shortly in a new version of redsn0w. *In the meantime please be sure you have your 5.1.1 blobs and stay at 5.1.1. *Happy iOS6 day!






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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy wineBerry View Post
    http://www.sinfuliphone.com/showthread.php?t=10007936

    if you scroll down to post #13, it lays out that the A5+ devices cannot be downgraded. 😔
    Thanks for the info


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peligro911 View Post
    Thanks for the info


    Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk !
    And thank you for posting it directly to the forum! Couldn't get copy and past to work out from that forum to tapatalk lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy wineBerry View Post
    And thank you for posting it directly to the forum! Couldn't get copy and past to work out from that forum to tapatalk lol.
    That's all I did lol from my phone too


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    Well hasn't this been a kind and happy thread! Hopefully some good comes from this
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    We only got the downgrade to work with the 4 not the 4s.

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