downgrade iOS 6

After the release of iOS 6 many Apple users are attracted by the shinning things of iOS 6, like Apple Maps, Passbook, built-in Facebook integration, more powerful Siri and many more. But when me and other people upgrade to iOS 6 realized that “All the Gilders are not Gold”, no doubt Apple is perfect in his work but when it comes to Apple 3G Maps in iOS 6 it leaves a question mark on Apple’s performance.

People are really missing Google Maps App in iOS 6 very much and also YouTube app,  however Google has officially released YouTube iOS App, before the release of iOS 6, but there is no better alternative of Google Map App. So there is not the best option except downgrading iOS 6 to iOS 5. Another reason of downgrading iOS 6 to iOS 5 is that there is no sable jailbreak (untethered jailbreak). However tethered jailbreak  is available if you want to do it you can see this guide.

Now lets come to the point downgrading iOS is always a problem,  complicated because Apple never let you to downgrade your phone once it was upgraded to latest firmware, however smart Dev-Team somehow mange to downgrade iOS but it always left many conditions behind, like your Blob File should be save of the particular firmware you want.

But Dev-Team has also managed to downgrade iOS 6 to 5.1.1 or 5.0.1 without iTunes, for this purpose they have upgraded the latest Redsn0w, let you to restore iOS 6 back to 5.XX without using iTunes. So this method is really good because by using iTunes you get no of unknown errors, so this is a very smooth method. But unfortunately this method on works works with the following devices.

Supported Devices:

  • iPhone 4
  • iPad 2
  • iPhone 3gs
  • iPod touch 4G

Unsupported Devices:

  • iPhone 4s
  • the new iPad 3rd Generation


  • To downgrade iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 or iPod touch 4G from iOS 6 to iOS 5.xx, all you need are 5.x SHSH blobs for your device. Note that SHSH blobs for a version of the OS are automatically saved whenever you successfully jailbreak your device on that version. If you still have a doubt about your SHSH blobs file, please check the method after a jump.
  • Downgrading the iPad 2 from iOS 6 to iOS 5.x requires SHSH blobs for both 5.x and 4.x.

How to Check My SHSH Blobs are Saved?

To check your All you need to download tiny Umbrella. When tiny Umbrella opened just connect your Apple device with your computer and click on save shsh and see which firmware Shsh file is saved to your device. To understand it, see the below image.

Note: You can only Downgrade to the particular firmware, who’s SHSH Blobs are already save otherwise you will get an error.

How to Downgrade Without iTunes:

In this method I will show you, how can you downgrade your iPhone 4, 3gs , iPad 1/2, and iPod touch with the help of  the latest version of Redsn0w. This best method because by downgrade your iPhone from this method you will not get errors.

Note: These methods will not work with iPhone 4s and the new iPad 3 as mention it before.

Step 1: Download Latest version of Redsn0w according to your operating system Mac or Windows.

Step 2: Open Redsn0w and then click on “extra”.

Step 3: Then Click on “Even More”.

Step 4: Then Click on “Restore”.

Step 5: After that select the iPSW file according to your device (iPhone 4/3gs, iPod Touch). Then remain all images are embed below check them, and follow the instructions.

Step 6: Now enter your device in DFU and Follow the instruction as shown in images.

Step 7: Now RedSn0w will check, if you have the correct blobs saved.

If RedSn0w is unable to find your blobs automatically you can try to click the Remote button to try again or you can click the Local button to search for blobs on your computer.