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My situation currently is my 4S is a mess right now, it is jailbroken currently and i wanted to see if i could download 5.1.1 from online somewhere, and do factory reset (by pressing shift and clicking) if its possible. never was upgraded to 6.x.x. I hope i was clear.

asked 21 Jan '13, 22:27

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Open cydia home, look top part in green and tell us what shsh you have saved. Also did you go to 5.1.1 via restore or OTA update?

(21 Jan '13, 23:04) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

On top of cydia home it says 5.1.1 and 6.0.1 and regarding 5.1.1 as far as i remember when i bought the phone it came with it and never upgraded from there. I bought the phone back in April. Might have to check when they officially released 5.1.1

(22 Jan '13, 01:21) Roon3y Roon3y's gravatar image

Is the phone currently on 5.1.1?

(22 Jan '13, 01:36) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

yes its been 5.1.1 never have been upgraded to 6.x.x

(22 Jan '13, 10:38) Roon3y Roon3y's gravatar image

Use redsn0w 9.15b3/extras/even more/restore. Browse for predownloaded 5.1.1 ipsw and use remote shsh.

(22 Jan '13, 22:59) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

So i dont have anything to do with itunes, open redsn0w and go through those steps and use 5.1.1 (if it find it on my computer) but one questions how is remote shsh done?

EDIT: nvm about shsh, i found out what that was. just not sure if i can download 5.1.1 off online and use that?

(22 Jan '13, 23:05) Roon3y Roon3y's gravatar image

Download 5.1.1 ipsw here.

(23 Jan '13, 00:30) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

Thank you and to jailbreak, i use Absinthe to rejailbreak correct?

(23 Jan '13, 01:07) Roon3y Roon3y's gravatar image

Yes you can, or just jailbreak using the same redsn0w you used to rerestore.

(23 Jan '13, 02:20) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

Thank you for your help, everything worked out perfectly.

Thank you

(23 Jan '13, 11:39) Roon3y Roon3y's gravatar image

why would you want to factory reset ? , just re-jailbreak it with 5.1.1 in redsnow, you do not want to downgrade it or why would you want to, what ever you do do not upgrade it to 6.0 or anything after , there is no jailbreak for it out there as of yet ,cydia will not open to jailbreak so keep what you have .


answered 22 Jan '13, 20:26

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If you look back, i do not want to upgrade, i just want to go back to factory 5.1.1 (means unjailbreak it). The phone has become cumbersome, that is why i would like to do what i want to do.

(22 Jan '13, 22:50) Roon3y Roon3y's gravatar image
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