Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 7:30 AM (in response to Jim, Desperately Wishing for iOS5)
Unfortunately they wont do that for you. Apple does not support downgrades. Therefore AT & T will not either.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 8:28 AM (in response to chrisfromgastonia)
sigh. Anyone think AT&T will exchange my phone? It is basically "broken" now.
Does anyone have experience with this?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 8:30 AM (in response to Jim, Desperately Wishing for iOS5)
It's doubtful, and even if they did, the new one would probably come with iOS 6 anyway.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 8:34 AM (in response to Jim, Desperately Wishing for iOS5)
No one will downgrade the device, however, since you seemed willing to make a trip to the Genius Bar, why don't you try and visit it and see if they can fix your problem. If you have done all of the user troubleshooting steps to try and correct it, then let them look at it. It could be they will exchange the phone if it is in warranty.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 4:51 AM (in response to ChrisJ4203)
I appreciate the suggestion, but my problem is that I want to downgrade to iOS 5. I have worked in IT for 20 years and see nothing in the paltry settings for WiFi that can fix my problem. I have had my phone "Forget" my WiFi network here at work several times, experimenting with all of the available options to no avail.
I would gladly forfeit any warranty coverage to downgrade my phone but since I was not aware that I needed to backup my SHSH blobs before upgrading I have no options now. I am genuinely shocked that Apple has gone to such great lengths to prevent me from downgrading.
The fact that Apple has gone to such great lengths to make this impossible for me is why my iPhone 4S will be the last Apple product that I own.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 5:02 AM (in response to Jim, Desperately Wishing for iOS5)
Then your problem is unsolvable here. Downgrading is not supported. No discussion of it can be made here.
Have you tried basic troubleshooting like a restore? If that doesn't work, restore it as a new device. Many, if not most of the problems people seem to have after updating tend to be related to corruption during the update or corrupt backup data that was used to restore afterward.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 6:19 AM (in response to KiltedTim)
Thanks Tim. I have tried to restore as a new device. I don't have anything on the phone that I care about that isn't synced from some other source so it was pretty trivial to do this. Unfortunately my problems continue.
At the end of the day it is just a phone so I'll use it until I'm ready to shell out for another phone. Maybe some future iOS 6 update will fix it.