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can i downgrade my ios 6 to 5.1.1 of my iphone ?

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  • acc4itune Calculating status...

    OK.  I did PapaCarello's procedure and got the error 1394 or so.


    I went back to iOS 6 and I lost all my settings an data.  iTunes said I could recover them from the cloud.  I tried it and then ask me for Wi-Fi and here at the office it is not easy.  So I will try at home ...

    Now I have iOS "null" without any class of Map ...

  • acc4itune Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 28, 2012 7:55 AM (in response to acc4itune)

    Yesterday night, at home I sincronized with iCloud on the Wi-Fi and I recovered all my settings and data (except the music, that is only in my notebook).


    So I am in iOS6 as before (I tried to downgrade to 5.1.1). With AppleMaps without sound, blue arrow,and recalculations.


    HOPE: Apple will recognize the big mistake and will permit to download Google Maps from its application store.


    Knowing how big Companies react in particular when need to declare a huge failure, we could be talking about a couple of months ... maybe December 1st ...


    What do you think?

  • Wongers1 Calculating status...

    I upgraded to ios 6 on my iPad 2 GSM model on launch day and noticed how bad Apple Maps was as well as the removal of the native youtube app. I think its terrible that Apple have removed these 2 great apps.


    Anyway, i downgraded mine back ios 5.1.1 pretty much 1 hour after upgrading. I was able to do this no problem. Although I was not able to restore from a ios 6 backup, it could only be done from a previous ios 5 backup and it had to be a backup done on the computer. ICloud wouldnt work.


    Today I was at a friends house and my friend wanted to downgrade his iPad 2 wifi model back. So I tried to do a restore with the correct firmware and was greeted with "This device isn't eligible for the requested build". I guess that Apple have closed the door to the downgrading signing window. Which is a massive problem for a lot of people.


    Thank god I downgraded mine when I noticed what ios 6 was like.

  • PapaCarello Calculating status...
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    Sep 28, 2012 1:54 PM (in response to Wongers1)

    It does seem that Apple has now closed off this route to downgrade. The steps do work but it only worked for a few days after the release. I guess Apple likes to force upgrades on people and than never lets them go back.

  • HowieE Calculating status...

    Looks like Apple has closed the door on downloading. I wrote Tim Cook a few weeks ago on other issues that their Customer Group could not resolve. That got me a responce from an Executive Support persomel.


    If you want to follow up on this he may be the individual to contact.


    Tim Cook President

    Apple Corp

    1 Infinie Loop

    Cureptino Ca. 95014

  • Snow755 Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)

    Sorry you can't  downgrade. Too IOS 5.1.1



    I hop you learn a lesson

  • HowieE Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 28, 2012 2:35 PM (in response to Snow755)

    Is that lesson to stay away from Apple Products in the future?

  • BeeHiveGal Calculating status...

    I wish I could downgrade, I get all the way towards the end and get the dreaded error 3194 ! aaargh  Lost my Wi-Fi.

  • Homer888 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 30, 2012 2:44 PM (in response to BeeHiveGal)

    You can't downgrade. Apple servers have blocked it.

  • lomy45 Calculating status...

    For some reason it is not working for me.  I'm on a iPod Touch 4g running iOS 6. Please help.

  • BLACKHAWK9987 Calculating status...

    GUYSS ,, first of all hello ,, i'm sorry to tell you that there is no way to downgrade the A5 , A5X , A6 , A6X devices , because the IOS 5.1.1 isn't signed by apple and it blocked it ,, so you can't do anything , but the A4 devices you can downgrade it and easily do it ,, i hope that there will be a solution. I really worked on that to know this new ,, thank you




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