Downgrade iOS 6 Beta to iOS 5.1.1

How to Downgrade iOS 6 Beta to iOS 5.1.1

iOS 6 beta is available to developers. If you’ve installed the iOS 6 beta and find it buggy ad now want to downgrade iOS 6 back to iOS 5.1.1, don’t worry you can downgrade your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch from iOS 6 beta back to iOS 5.1.1 easily.

Hit the jump for the detailed downgrade instructions
downgrade ios 6 to 5.1.1
Please note that the downgrading process for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch is identical.

Downgrade iOS 6 Beta to iOS 5.1.1

  1. Download iOS 5.1.1 for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
  2. Connect your iPhone to your computer, turn it off and launch iTunes;
  3. Now put your iOS device into DFU Mode:
    Hold Home + Power button for 10seconds; release the Power button and continue holding the Home button for 10 more seconds. iTunes should notify you of a device in Recovery Mode but the screen on your iOS device will stay black as if turned off.
    Checkout detailed DFU Mode instructions.
  4. Restore with iTunes: Hold down the SHIFT (Windows) or Alt/Option (Mac) key on your keyboard and click the Restore button in iTunes; browse and select the download iOS 5.1.1 IPSW file. iTunes will start restoring your iOS device, the device will reboot when the process is completed.

That’s it! Apple is still signing the iOS 5.1.1 firmware so there’s no need to edit any Hosts file or SHSH blobs.

Downgrade Troubleshooting

If iTunes gives you error 3194 or error 1013, etc. during the iOS 5.1.1 restore process, it’s probably due to the modified Hosts file that is blocking iTunes from verifying the firmware from Apple’s servers. Revert your Hosts file back to original to fix such error or checkout our guide to fix error 3194 and retry the restore process.

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