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.
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.