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Ing Eduardo calderon Level 1 (0 points)

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

  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,027 points)

    There is no legit way at all to downgrade

  • ckuan Level 7 (29,399 points)

    Sorry, downgrade was never supported.

  • Mike75565466645 Level 1 (0 points)



    enjoy the new cr@p maps app


    just like herpes.... it's for life

  • Ing Eduardo calderon Level 1 (0 points)

    is no what i expect and i cant have conexion to internet wi fi with my iphone 4s

    and it works perfectli fine in 5.1.1, today i upgraded, and i restaurate 2 times and is the same

  • Kalivett Level 1 (5 points)

    google downgrade from ios6 to 5.1.1 and you will find it I downgrade cause theres to much bugs in ios6 I can't post the site here cause they shut them down twice when I have done it, guess they want the customers to stay with the bug ios

  • PapaCarello Level 1 (0 points)

    Kalivett is correct. If you google 'ios 5.1.1 firmware download' you will find the firmware download. What you do to downgrade is as follows:

    1: Download the firmware

    2: Once the firmware is downloaded put it in a folder where you can find it later

    3: Open Itunes

    4: Its best to put the device into DFU mode. To do this: Hold the home and sleep/wake button for 10 seconds, after 10 seconds let go of ONLY the sleep/wake button and continue to hold down to home button for 10 more seconds. Once done the screen should stay black and itunes should recognize it as in recovery mode.

    5: Connect your iOS device

    6: Hold the 'shift' button on the keyboard and click restore. A window will pop up asking you to locate the restore file you want to use. This is where you'll want to find your 'iOS firmware' download you put away for later.

    7: Click on your 'iOS firmware' download and itunes will ask to retore with that file, click yes or continue and iTunes will restore your device to the firmware version you asked it to.

    8: once restored you are good to go and you can eithier use your backup from the cloud or the computer.


    Hope this helps you guys out!

  • Iain L 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks PapaCarello - I'm despairing at how broken and ugly iOS 6 is. Would that work for a 4S? The other thread says it's only older models that Apple allow to return to a functional operating system once they've made the mistake of upgrading.

  • PapaCarello Level 1 (0 points)

    I am not entirely sure if that fix will work with the 4S actually, I have only attempted that fix on the iPad 2. I would assume that it would work but we all know what assuming does. If you do try it I would recommend creating a separate backup on the computer if possible or select a later backup of icloud and attempt to try the fix. But unfortunately i am not sure if it will or will not work on the 4S or the new iPad.

  • jimmyfingers13 Level 1 (0 points)

    I downloaded the file and put the new ipad into recovery mode, it just says it will restore but not allow you to choose the installation file. It starts restoring with IOS6 after clicking 'next'.


    Real shame I thought it would work.

  • mikethuyle Level 1 (0 points)

    I have just downgrade my iphone 4S from ios 6 to ios 5.1.1 by above steps without any problem.... .... so lucky.

  • Iain L 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    To get the Restore to let you pick a file, hold down Shift while clicking the Restore button.

  • jimmyfingers13 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did try that twice but holding shift didn't make any difference.


    There was an iTunes update earlier today that may have stopped that functionality. Silly me updated iTunes before starting.

  • Faup daddy Level 1 (0 points)

    Thats not the problem jimmy, i tried holding alt/option an clicking restore and it worked for me. hope this helped (using a mac)

  • jimmyfingers13 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yey that worked using the alt key. I'm now back to 5.1.1 and super happy.


    Many thanks

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