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How to downgrade iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1 (A4 Devices)

How to downgrade iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1 (A4 Devices)

There are many reasons to downgrade your iPhone from iOS 6 to 5.1.1. But Today I will show you how to downgrade iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1. Follow the step by step guide to continue.

NOTE: If you do not have saved your SHSH Blobs then you cannot downgrade your device.


Follow the Steps to Downgrade

STEP1: First of all you need to set your device into DFU Mode. If you don’t know how to DFU Mode then Read this Article.

STEP2: iTune will pop up a message that your device in Recovery Mode.

iPhone in Recovery Mode

STEP3: Now Launch Redsn0w


STEP4: Go to Extras and select SHSH Blobs.


STEP5: Now Click on Stitch

Redsn0w Menu

STEP6: And Select your SHSH Blobs

SHSH Blobs File

STEP7: Now head over to Redsn0w again go to Stitch and Select your IPSW 5.1.1 File.

Stitch IPSW File

STEP8: Select Your SHSH Blobs if you have stored on your locally (Desktop)



Stitching Blobs

STEP9: after then RedSn0w will pop up a message confirming that it complete stitching your SHSH Blobs and IPSW

Stitching Done

STEP10: You will get your new custom IPSW File.

Custom Stitched IPSW File

STEP11: Now go back to Redsn0w and headover to Pawned DFU


STEP12: Now go to iTunes and Restore your device.


STEP13: During your Restoring process you will notice this Error but don’t worry just click ok.

Restoring iPhone via iTunes

Error (-1) iTunes

iPhone Error


STEP14: Now go back to Redsn0w>>Extras>>Recovery Fix

Recovery Fix

STEP15: Redsn0w will ask you to DFU Mode before continuing so proceed.

Enter DFU Mode

STEP16: This will show Downlaoding Jailbreak Data but keep in mind actually this is not jailbreaking.

Preparing Jailbreak Data

STEP17: Now Congrats after so many steps you are done downgrading from iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1. You can just set up your iPhone settings

About the author

Imran Aftab

Imran is the editor of OhGuideMe and enthusiast gadgets geek always looking for something new to learn and help the Android, iOS, Mac and Windows Community. Just finding and searching solutions for your problems!