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i have a jailbroken ipad 2 running 5.0.1, i need to restore it to stock 5.0.1. I have tried everything and i can't. i know apple is not signing 5.0.1 and I'm using tiny umbrella, but i get error 11 on iTunes. I'm going nuts any ideas?????!!!

asked 19 Mar '12, 00:56

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Would restoring it to stock iOS 5.1 be OK? You can do that.

(19 Mar '12, 01:08) britta britta's gravatar image

You can't. Period.

Edit: to clarify, Apple has stepped up their game when it comes to restoring since 5.0. You now need what is called an APTicket as well as the SHSH's to restore to a firmware no longer being signed. The absence of a bootrom exploit in the a5/x devices prevents the APTicket to be usable. There is no way to successfully downgrade a5/x devices to an unsigned 5.x iOS


answered 19 Mar '12, 00:58

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cybr1d ♦

edited 19 Mar '12, 01:16

I see....I want to restore it to 5.0.1 to re-jailbreak it. If I restore it to 5.1 will I be able to jail break it ? I don't thinks so right ?

Thank you

(19 Mar '12, 01:26) jmbarragan jmbarragan's gravatar image

No, you won't be able to jailbreak on 5.1. Maybe someday, but not now unfortunately.

(19 Mar '12, 01:54) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

Why do you want to restore your device? Is something wrong with your current jailbreak? We may be able to help solve the problem.

(19 Mar '12, 01:57) britta britta's gravatar image

I was trying to Get to work a jailbroken app called SMS gv extension, used to route my google voice texts through the native iMessage app on my iPad. I installed the application and tried to change a .plist file inside I modified the .plist file (to allow me to send messages to non iMessage numbers) restarted the device and it never came back up. All I see is black screen with the activity circle.

(19 Mar '12, 02:08) jmbarragan jmbarragan's gravatar image

You could try using iExplorer and pulling off that file, editing it back, and replacing it again.

Or possibly just delete the tweak in general.

(19 Mar '12, 07:42) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

ok i was trying to do the same thing.. guess there is no way to fix a screwed up phone? If I have a jailbroken 5.0.1 and I dont mind moving up to stock 5.1 is there any special steps I need to take? Even trying to go to 5.1 I do not seem to be able to do it.

The problem I have is I can see preview of pics in messages app but when I click it I dont see the pic.. its just a black blank screen I can save it, it will appear in camera roll but whenever I cliick a pic it doesnt show me a full view of it. please help if u can thanks

(24 Mar '12, 01:28) jdanielca jdanielca's gravatar image
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