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I have an iPhone 4 on ios 6 and have never saved an shsh file or jailbroken ever. I have spent a few days to get to the following point. 1. Jailbroken with redsnow 15b 2. Re-broken and downgraded to ios 5.1.1 (very complex) 3. Now my phone is saying it is on 5.1.1, but if it ever goes to the lock screen it goes into DFU and can't be brought out without restoring to ios6 on a different computer. I know it's impossible to change shsh files, but is there a way to stop my phone doing this at the lock screen? I have tried Rocky Racoon with no success and have tried to drag the phone back into action with tinyumbrella and the latest 3 versions of redsnow with no success. Thanks for any help

asked 23 Oct '12, 02:15

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That's what happens when you downgrade without SHSH. No fix other than using a signed firmware.

(23 Oct '12, 02:24) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

You can force any iOS version on to an applicable device for short periods but it is not really useful for anything other than version testing on the fly. It will never work in a practical sense. The iPhone will at some point verify it's self and then shut down, that's not the technical way of putting it but that's what happens, then you'll have to tether boot it to escape DFU.


answered 23 Oct '12, 03:40

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Thanks for the quick response guys. Really wish I had of known about all this a month ago..... Big ups for helping me not waste another two days of my life. Cheers

(23 Oct '12, 04:18) oztank oztank's gravatar image

That works as long as your phone never goes to sleep mode or reboots or turns off. So, no.


answered 23 Oct '12, 02:35

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edited 23 Oct '12, 02:38

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