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I have an iPhone 4S, jailbroken on 5.0.1, and I"m trying to upgrade it to 5.1.1. I've got all the SHSH blobs, including 5.0.1 and 5.1.1. When I go through the standard redsn0w procedure there's a problem, exactly as if 5.0.1 was installed over the air: it tells me the .ipsw file has the wrong ticket.

Now the guy who sold me the phone insists it wasn't installed over the air, it was installed using iTunes. Unfortunately, he has lost the precise .ipsw file he used to install 5.0.1. I've downloaded various versions of the .ipsw from the Web. Sadly, the latest version of redsn0w isn't happy with any of them.

Is there anything to be done?

asked 22 Jan '13, 10:45

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The ipsw doesn't matter, he's lying to you. You are out of luck, the APTicket is invalid. There is no way around that.


answered 22 Jan '13, 12:26

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edited 22 Jan '13, 12:27

He was lying you. Download the ipsw, Go to redsn0w> extras> even more> restore. If you had SHSH blob store in Cydia server choose stich if you have it outside in your computer choose local and select the blob that store in your computer


answered 25 Jan '13, 07:44

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Both the options for Blobs are greyed out. The blobs are stored both locally on my computer and in Cydia.

But anyway, I don't see how this helps since the APTicket is invalid.

(25 Jan '13, 08:01) Hypnoman Hypnoman's gravatar image

You can upgrade via iTunes


answered 25 Jan '13, 07:34

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Well since my original question said I can't upgrade using iTunes, this isn't a lot of help.

(25 Jan '13, 07:38) Hypnoman Hypnoman's gravatar image

Hey, I did the stich thinguie yesterday on my ip4 on 5.0.1 to upgrade to 5.1.1 and everything worked okay. Note, I only have 5.1.1 blobs...

Read this and redo: Stitching a custom IPSW with blobs

I hope it helps



answered 26 Jan '13, 16:35

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A 4S is much more difficult to restore to non-current firmware than an iPhone 4 is. You only need blobs, @Hypnoman needs blobs and a matching iTunes (not factory or OTA) APTicket. Re-read the original question, and my answer above.

(26 Jan '13, 17:15) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image
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