Mon. Aug 2nd, 2021

How To: Downgrade iOS 5.1 To iOS 5.0.1, 5.0, 4.3.5 On iPhone 4, iPad and iPod Touch

Just two or more days ago, Apple has released the new iOS 5.1 publicly for the iOS devices, along with the next-generation iPad announcement on a media event. The new iOS 5.1 update to iOS devices brings a number of new security patches, and couple of new features for the users, while the new iOS 5.1 doesn’t carry any new feature for the iOS devices, but still it is worth updating for the users who don’t like to jailbreak their device. The new iOS 5.1 eventually carries a method that stops the massive battery drainage issue on your new iPhone 4S. In addition to the important feature arrival, the iPhone Dev Team also warns users not to update their device to the latest firmware version.

iPhone Dev-Team highly warns iPhone 4S and iPad 2 jailbreak users to avoid this update, as the new iOS 5.1 firmware comes up with new security patches that are not easy to crack the code on dual-core processor, and will take another long time to produce jailbreak exploit for the devices. However, the older devices are opened to try the new iOS 5.1 firmware version, as they are compatible with the limera1n exploit, and allow them to downgrade their device to any iOS platform without any hustle.

How To Downgrade iOS 5.1
However, if you are one of those users who have accidentally updated their device to newer firmware version without getting in touch with the community, there is a quick and old method for you guys that will help you in downgrading your device from iOS 5.1 to any iOS 4.3.5, 4.3.3, or any other latest iOS firmware version with the saved SHSH blobs. Well, we believe that many users actually forget to save their SHSH blobs of their device, and later found their self in trouble. So to those users, this guide is not for you! Because there is no method to downgrade the iOS device without any saved SHSH Blobs.

How To Downgrade iOS 5.1 To 5.0.1 / 5.0 With iFaith:

To downgrade your device to iOS 5.0.1, you have to download the below mentioned things first.

  1. Download the latest version of iFaith from the official website
  2. Download the iOS 5.0.1 firmware for iPhone 4 / iPad / iPod Touch from here.


Step 1:   Browse to the iFaith downloaded files, and launch the iFaith on your machine. Once you found it running on your machine, simply cook a custom build with the iFaith to downgrade your device from iOS 5.1. To cook custom iOS 5.0.1 build, press the “Build *signed* IPSW w/Blobs” button on the iFaith.

Step 2: In this step, iFaith will ask you to put the saved SHSH blobs files, and then the stock IPSW file of the iOS version you wish to downgrade your device. Once you done with providing all the files, it will start its work and generate a custom IPSW file for you on the desktop.


Step 3: Now enter DFU mode using iFaith and then simply use iTunes to restore to this custom firmware file. To restore your device with the custom iPSW file, you have to open the iTunes, and press the “Restore” button on iTunes with the combination of “CTRL + Click (Restore Button).


That’s all, your device will be downgrade to the iOS 5.0.1 without any kind of kernel panic. Sometimes iTunes cause errors in restoring the normal IPSW file, so if you ever face any kind of issue with restoring simple get in touch with us. We will help you!


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