How To: Downgrade iOS 6 Beta 1 To iOS 5.1.1 For Untethered Jailbreak On iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

Did you install the iOS 6 beta 1 firmware to test out some of its new functionality, but are tired of not having an Untethered Jailbreak? Maybe you are finding the iOS 6 beta 1 firmware is a little too buggy for your liking? If you answered yes to any of these questions and would like to downgrade back to the iOS 5.1.1 firmware then you will be glad to know the process to do just this is easier than you think.

Downgrade iOS 6 beta 1 to iOS 5.1.1

The reason it is easier than you think is because you do not need to have saved SHSH blobs or even use a tool like TinyUmbrella or iFaith. The only thing you need to do is put your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad in DFU mode and restore it back to the iOS 5.1.1 firmware regularly. The reason it is so simple downgrading from iOS 6 beta 1 to iOS 5.1.1 is because Apple is still signing the iOS 5.1.1 firmware. As such, in this guide you will learn how to downgrade your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad from the iOS 6 beta 1 firmware (works for future betas as well) to the iOS 5.1.1 firmware for an Untethered Jailbreak.

How To Downgrade iOS 6 Beta 1 To iOS 5.1.1

Step 1) –  The first thing you will need to do is download the iOS 5.1.1 firmware file for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. You can do this by visiting the iJailbreak Downloads Section.

Step 2) – Plug your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad into your computer if you have not already via your USB cable and now you will need to put your iOS device into DFU mode by following the instructions below:

  • Shutoff your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
  • Hold down Power (corner) button for 5 seconds.
  • Without releasing the Power button, also hold down the Home (bottom center) button along with the Power button for 10 seconds.
  • Without releasing the home button, stop holding down the power button for up to 15 seconds.

Step 3) – If you entered DFU mode correctly your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad should be on a black screen, and iTunes should popup alerting you your iOS device is in recovery mode (it will not be able to tell you information about your iOS device). With your iOS device in DFU mode you will simply need to SHIFT click the Restore button on Windows or Option (alt) click the Restore button on Mac OS X and select your applicable iOS 5.1.1 IPSW.

Step 4) – Your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad will now start being restored back to the iOS 5.1.1 firmware (this process can take up to 10 minutes). When your iOS device reboots in a functional state you can now Jailbreak Untethered on iOS 5.1.1 using a Jailbreaking tool like Absinthe available in the iJailbreak Downloads Section.

Congratulations! You are no longer running the buggy iOS 6 beta 1 firmware on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. If you have any further questions please turn your attention to the comments section below.

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  1. But it’s not possible to restore a backup of your iPhone if it was made on 6.0 BETA 1? Or?

  2. Good Point…  I hope I didn’t overwrite my 5.1.1 backup :(

  3. No need for SHSH blobs?

  4. FuckApple says:

    apple is still signing 5.1.1 and you dont need to fucking download  5.1.1 to downgrade just connect you’re iPhone having iOS 6 Beta one and click Restore and Boom you are back to the latest non beta firmware i.e. 5.1.1 Only to jailbreak Untethered you will need redsn0w or absinthe you dick head.

  5. Sumanshsam89 says:

     apple is still signing 5.1.1

  6. Saulhaul says:

    You can’t restore your iOS 6 backup when you are on 5.1.1. It tells you that its from a newer version and won’t work. 

  7. Zain Abid says:

    i am not adeveloper i thought that it was supposed to be for everyone so when i plug my ipod it doesnt show that restore menu it just say that you are not a developer and you can register the developers id by going to this  website plz tell me wht to do

  8. Same thing happened to me on my iphone!

  9. Edwin Colfer says:

    should i use ios 5.1.1 or ios 5.1.1 build 9B208 on  my iphone 4

  10. Darius Hall says:

    I am a developer, but it didn’t ask for any developer info when I just backdated my iPhone from ios6.

  11. when i do mine it says error

  12. my itunes says error 3194 what should I do

  13. Mines too I need help Argh stupid iOS 6.0 i want 5.1.1 back

  14. can anyone tel what is the third step for windows

  15. 3194 error

  16. what can i do now ?

  17. Thanks for listing the steps to downgrade from 6 to 5…few questions..I just got my phone unlocked and it has IOS6….if i downgrade it to 5 will it get locked again ?

  18. I have downloaded 5.1.1 to my computer and want to select in i-Tunes for installation. With shift click on “restore” I get the selection window but cannot select the files. It only allows me files with *.ipsw extension. After download the file does not have such an extension. Do I need to unzip? then also no file with *ipsw extension. What do I do wrong??

  19. TripleD_kingpin says:

    we need answers dude

  20. i tried too many times always it says error 3194 , anybody know what to do or just all you are waiting for this answer? you man can you give us any information about this.. how to fix it . waiting for the answer ..

  21. chris casey says:

    dont talk shit m8 you dont have a clue !! it puts 6.0 on every fukin time i tried it

  22. chris casey says:

    hi i tried it but it just says file not compatable i have read other posts and followed changing the host file but this made no difference im stuck on shitty 6.0 and cant jailbreak

  23. i followed the directions and it came up with error. PLZ HELP!!
    IOS 6.0 SUX!! I WANT 5.1.1 BACK NOW!!!

  24. error 3194 means that apple is no longer signing the IPSW, therefore you may be SOL. However, i would try a tinyumbrella boot just in case.

  25. sorry! but this process is impossible. This because the IOS version 6 Iphone, change the modem’s firmware and for that reason is that it appears the famous error 3194!

    We will have to wait for developers to Jailbreak iphone 6 do their invaluable work and stop being stupid ignoring each pseudo scholars who post over here!

  26. bijar.kurdy says:

    ITUNES say3194 error

    BYE BYE my ios5.1.1

  27. How bout you look at when he said this and get a fucking clue. Dick.

  28. it says error

  29. resolved error problem: go into DFU Mode do the thing on itunes, then the error comes up. now use TinyUmbrella 6.00.00 to kick it out of DFU now your ios device gives a white screen, openup itunes and repeat the 3th step now your error doesn’t shows up and your back to ios5.1.1

  30. my phone isnt showing up on tinyumbrella and i downloaded 6.00.00 ? can you help ? my firmware right now is 6.0

  31. sunny shah says:

    it says error 1602…what kinda fucking problem is that???i wan’t 5.1.1 again…bullshit ios 6!!!

  32. XxBestOnXx says:

    shit error 1600 ;( I WANT MY IOS 5.1.1 BACK!!!!

  33. Itunes saye error plz help me

  34. My f*cking iPhone is not starting!!!! HELP PLEASE!!!!

  35. chuck emken says:

    Agreed.These instructions suck. No IPSW file after extractings. Guess I’m stuck with a crappy IOS version and an expensive paper weight.

  36. that’s because apple stopped signing old versions such as 5.1.1 and older.

  37. if you have shsh blobs for 5.1.1 you can do it by sn0wbreeze

  38. As long as apple is still signing 5.1.1

  39. damn… my phone isnt starting up!!! :/
    it showed restore fail… and the screen is black!!!

    HELP OUT!!!!

  40. vasilis7060 says:

    dont work!

  41. How can i downgrade ios 6 to 5.1.1….?

  42. hey uh is it possible to downgrade it to 5.1 because its the lastest oone i have

  43. weird i miraculously restored my ipod but its still version 6.0 please tell me how to do it without putting my ipod in to restore mode

  44. is there anyway to get my iphone turned back on and for it to be normal? its just black & wont do anything! PLEASE HELP!!

  45. READ i found how to do it. up redsnow 0.9.15b2(or newest one). second.. click extras->even more->restore. third.. download your IPSW aka ios 5.0-1.1 and use that and there u go

  46. Actually there is no method to restore from 6 to 5.1. The essay here is just a joke. Writer of this essay is laughing while he reads your crying voices.

  47. are u stupid read my other post

  48. reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed my other one u losers

  49. what do you do when they say the window for 5.1.1 signing is closed, do you restore anyway?

  50. i found how to do it. up redsnow 0.9.15b2 this is newest one. second.. go to extras click -even more—restore. third.. download your IPSW i am doing with ios 5.0-1. and use second blobs remote for restore,,,click jes my iphone wars in dfü then you see the next button. it works . my iphone is from 6 to 5.0.1 back ent is but the backup. works 100% sorry my englisch is not so super

    no itunes need only for your restore backup

  51. I’ve tried all the methods I can to restore my iPad 2 to 5.1.1 from 6 e.g. iFaith, TinyUmbrella, RedSn0w, Sn0wBreeze, iTools etc. But iTunes is ALWAYS telling an error either 11 or 1600. How can I downgrade m iPad 2?

  52. Got that. Make interest you

  53. i guess this doesnt work anymore?

  54. Loka FreeThings says:

    (iPhone 4 User) Q.) So is it better to downgrade to 5.1.1 and re-jailbreak untethered OR try the tethered jailbreak for 6.0.1 OR wait for the possible untethered 6.0.1? HELP This is so frustrating :( I’m never upgrading again ahhhh

    Currently downloading 6.0 and 5.1.1 firmware:/ Decisions… Anyone advice>??

  55. Does not work for iPad3 and the iPad3 can’t be jailbroken wit anything current, just have to like me wait until a new release of updated jilbreak tools.

    Kind regards


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