Downgrade iOS 4.3.3 to iOS 4.3.2, 4.3.1, 4.3, 4.2.1 [iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, iPod Touch]

iOS 4.3.3 is out with Location tracking bug fix. In case you have updated to iOS 4.3.3 and want to downgrade iOS 4.3.3 to 4.3.2 / 4.3.1 / 4.3 / 4.2.1 on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad or iPod Touch, this guide is for you. These are the instructions to downgrade iOS 4.3.3 to 4.3.2, 4.3.1, 4.3, 4.2.1 using TinyUmbrella or by editing Hosts file.

NOTE: You must have SHSH blobs saved for the firmware you’re downgrading to, otherwise this won’t work. You can see for which firmware SHSH blobs are saved for your iDevice in Cydia.
How to: Save SHSH blobs for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

*** You cannot downgrade iPhone Baseband, at least for now.

Downgrade iOS 4.3.3 to 4.3.2, 4.3.1, 4.3, 4.2.1

Download your desired firmware for which you’ve SHSH blobs saved and wanna downgrade to:

Method 1: Using TinyUmbrella

Download TinyUmbrella

If you’ve SHSH blobs saved on Saurik’s server via Cydia, download them into your computer first. To do that:

Connect your device, Fire up the TinyUmbrella
Select your device and hit the save SHSH button. that’s it.

Step 1 – DFU Mode

Put your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into DFU Mode (How to: enter DFU Mode)

Step 2 – Start TSS Server

Run the TinyUmbrella
Select your device from the left pane and make sure that downloaded SHSH blobs has been cached (right pane) by TinyUmbrella for iOS 4.3.2, iOS 4.3.1, 4.2.1, 4.1 or older.
Now hit the Start TSS Server button.

Step 3 – Restoring The Firmware

Open the iTunes
Hold down the Shift (Windows)/Alt (Mac) key and hit the Restore button.
Select the downloaded firmware (iOS 4.3.x, iOS 4.2.1, iOS 4.1 or older) and let the restore process complete.
iTunes should bring up the error 1015, 1013 or 1011 message. Don’t worry, it’s normal. You’ve successfully downgraded your iPhone/iPod Touch firmware.

Step 4 – Getting Out Of Recovery

Now in order to get out of recovery mode, hit the “Kick Device Out of Recovery” button on TinyUmbrella right below the Start TSS Server button or you can also use RecBoot. That’s it!



Method 2: Edit Hosts File

**We assume that you’ve SHSH blobs saved via Saurik’s Cydia server.

Download your desired firmware for which you’ve SHSH blobs saved and want to downgrade:

Step 1 – DFU Mode

Put your iPhone into DFU Mode (How to: enter DFU Mode)

Step 2 – Editing Hosts File

Now we are going to redirect iTunes from Apple Servers to Saurik’s server.


Windows:

Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ and locate hosts file.
Open and edit the hosts file in Notepad.

NOTE: Win 7 and Vista users MUST run Notepad with admin privileges. Right click on Notepad app and select Run as Administrator.

Mac OS X:

Go to \etc\ directory and locate hosts file. Copy it on your desktop
Open the hosts file in TextEdit.


Add the following line at the end of the hosts file and then save and close the file:

74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com

Mac OS X users needs to copy the edited hosts file from desktop back to /etc/ directory and replace the older one.

Step 3 – Restoring The Firmware

Now Open the iTunes.
Hold down the Shift (Windows)/Alt (Mac) key and hit the Restore button.
Select the downloaded firmware (4.3.1 / 4.3 / 4.2.x / iOS 4.1, iOS 4.0.1 or older) and let the restore process complete.
iTunes will bring up error 1015, 1013 or 1011 message. Don’t worry, it’s normal. You’ve successfully downgraded your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad 2, 1 firmware.

Step 4 – Getting Out Of Recovery

Now in order to get out of recovery mode, hit the “Kick Device Out of Recovery” button on TinyUmbrella right below the Start TSS Server button or you can also use RecBoot. That’s it!

Note: You must now remove 74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com line from the host file and save it. Doing this will let iTunes to prompt you about future updates from Apple.

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23 comments… add one
lds May 5, 2011, 12:58 pm

cannot downgrade, after kick out of recover using tiny umbrella. still in recovery mode.
anyone can help?

lightbots May 6, 2011, 11:29 pm

I have the same problem..

Heng May 12, 2011, 10:52 am

download fixrecovery43 from below, it will be fine. http://www.mediafire.com/?se4e6hn29voih6g

Heng May 12, 2011, 10:56 am

you will need to Put your iPhone into DFU Mode, when using fixrecovery43, it work fine for me, i just downgraded mine, hope it will work for you as well.

ghingz May 23, 2011, 1:57 pm

error 3194 help please!

Felipe May 27, 2011, 5:36 pm

Nothing happens!

babyavy09 June 16, 2011, 5:44 pm

I have an ipad 2 and is in iOS 4.3.3.. As we all know ipad 2 does not have a jailbreak..what do i do to downgrade to 4.3.1?

Nayef July 3, 2011, 2:56 am

Hi,

In method 2, what is the full address for the etc directory? I couldn’t find it.

iPhone Locked July 3, 2011, 11:46 pm

Hey ppl is it possible i save SHSH Blob from onr device and downgrade another device???

01.59.00 July 10, 2011, 4:29 am

with iOS 4.3.3, cannot use the custom carrier logo at all. differences between 4.3.2 and 4.3.3 ?

Hamed August 8, 2011, 1:42 am

thanks a lot finally I could migrate to 4.3.3!!

evilouse August 8, 2011, 6:27 am

if we use the 2nd method, is it still need the shsh file??

JOHNO September 8, 2011, 5:15 pm

Hey guys here is an update on how to SUCCESSFULLY DOWNGRADE your iPhone from iOS 5 Beta 7 to 4.3.3. Just a note that this downgrade will AUTOMATICALLY jailbreak your iPhone.

Steps To Follow:
1. Download Sn0wbreeze 2.7.3 for Firmware 4.3.3
2. Download TinyUmbrella newest version.
3. Get the Latest iTunes version. If you are on iOS 5 Beta 7, than you should have iTunes 10 Beta 7
4. Get the 4.3.3 Firmware ipsw file from any website
5. Run TinyUmbrella, go to Advance Settings click UPDATE BASEBAND
6. Open Sn0wBreeze and click on EXPERT Mode, –> Build IPSW and locate the 4.3.3 Firmware file
7. Follow the instructions on putting the phone into DFU mode and everything should take its course.
8. You are now downgraded with a Jailbroken Firmware on 4.3.3

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL SHSH BLOB SAVED!!!!!! ESPECIALLY IF YOU WANT TO GO FROM IOS 5 TO 4.3.3, YOU NEED THE 4.3.3 SHSH

adsglk October 16, 2011, 3:50 am

I have an ipad 2 and is in iOS 4.3.3.. As we all know ipad 2 does not have a jailbreak..what do i do to downgrade to 4.3.1?

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