Most of our fans are asking us how to downgrade from iOS 5.0.1 to iOS 4.3.5, iOS 4.3.3 and other old firmwares. So we will show you how to downgrade your iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, 4G and iPad from iOS 5.0.1 to iOS 4.3.5, iOS 4.3.3 and any old firmware in this post step by step.
Downgrade 5.0.1 to 4.3.3 / 4.3.5 – Requirement :
Before we show you how to downgrade 5.0.1 to 4.3.3 / 4.3.5 or any iOS version please keep in mind that you can only downgrade your iOS version only if you have saved your SHSH blobs (for the older iOS version) using either Cydia or TinyUmbrella (or even the “copy from /tmp during restore” method for advanced users).
iPhone 4S downgrade still not available as it can’t be jailbroken so far.
How to downgrade 5.0.1 to 4.3.3 / 4.3.5 – iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, 3G, iPad:
Step 1: Make sure that you have downloaded the version of iOS which you gonna downgrade to (4.3.5, 4.3.3 or any iOS version).
Step 2: Navigate to :
Windows Users:Windows > System 32 > drivers > etc
Mac Users :etc
Open hosts file with the text editor then add the following code to the end of the file :
Alternatively: Use TinyUmbrella to make iTunes look at Cydia’s Server in the Advanced options.
Step 3: Plug your iOS device and switch it off
Step 4: Put your iOS device in DFU mode. I am sure anyone who is reading this guide knows how to enter DFU mode.
Step 5: Select the firmware you gonna downgrade to manually to restore your deice. (Shift on Windows, and option on a Mac)
iTunes will till you that it will talk to Apple servers but actually it will talk to Cydia servers.
Step 6: You may receive 10xx error, but don’t worry, this is normal and has a quick fix. You must download a program like TinyUmbrella or Fix Recovery, open it up and click on Exit Recovery to get out of the error.
Now you have ended your downgrade successfully. If you have any question let us know below.