How to Downgrade iOS 5.0.1 to iOS 4.3.3 For Untethered Jailbreak

By , Dec 8, 2011

If you absolutely must have an untethered jailbreak at this very moment, there is always the option of downgrading back to iOS 4.3.3.

Assuming you saved your SHSH blobs for the last firmware susceptible to an untethered jailbreak, you can follow this video tutorial and downgrade to iOS 4.3.3 in about 10-15 minutes. Inside we show you how, step-by-step…

How to Downgrade iOS 5.0.1 to iOS 4.3.3

Note: This is assuming you have your SHSH blobs saved for iOS 4.3.3. This uses the latest version of RedSn0w 0.9.9b8, TinyUmbrella, and iTunes. You can get the iOS 4.3.3 or below firmware from our Downloads page.

Step 1: Put your device into DFU mode.

Step 2: Verify that your Hosts file is devoid of any Apple references (see video)

Step 3: Open RedSn0w > Go to Extras > Click PwnedDFU. Your screen should remain black on your iDevice.

Step 4: Open TinyUmbrella, click Start TSS Server

Step 5: Open iTunes hold Option+Restore (Shift+Restore in Windows) and select the iOS 4.3.3 Firmware.

Step 6: If you receive Recovery Error (1), close out of iTunes.

Step 7: In TinyUmbrella click Advanced and uncheck “Set Hosts to Cydia on Exit…” Close TinyUmbrella.

Step 8: Open RedSn0w > Go to Extras > Click Recovery fix. Your screen should look as if the device is being jailbroken. It should then go back to a solid black screen.

Step 9: Open RedSn0w > Go to Extras > Click Just boot. Your device will now boot and you should see the Pwnapple logo. Your device should now be successfully back on iOS 4.3.3

Step 10: Open iTunes to activate your device.

As always, we strongly recommend watching the video walkthrough for more verbose details. Have you tried to downgrade your iOS 5 device yet? Did you do so because of the untethered jailbreak, or for other reasons?

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  • Fu Ton Ho

    my step 6 showed error 2005. what should i do?

  • Sulaman Qadiri

    does this work for windows????????????

  • Khadim Hussain

    Dear what about if i have not saved SHSH blob for any IOS and using Windows too ?
    Can u post any video abt this that how to downgrade IOS 5.0.1 without any SHSH Blob. Pleasesssssss

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  • Italo

    I keep getting stuck on the pineapple at the end.. after the matrix thing it shows the pinaaple and then the screen turns back…what do i do?..then when i plug it back inn it says on itunes recovery mode..please help

    • Jose J Fernandez

      The same things happens to me

  • praba kar

    hi i am downgrade 4.3.3 but there no untethered jailbreak?

  • Rabbit0_0

    hi i use windows 7 and have this error
    When i open redsn0w after that click the PwnedDFU i have message say ((redsn0w has stopped working))

  • Alexandre De Joncaire Narten

    IOS 5 has a serious concerning network reception which is why I have downgraded.

  • Ritesh Pokharel

    Hi, i have a jail broken ipad 2 3g with firmware 4.3.3 for some reason it says EXIT SAVE MODE on the top bar… so i was thinking of restoring it back to 4.3.3 and try the jail break process once again…i just created a SHSH blob…..but wanted to get an opinion before i do something stupid….

  • Shahzada Shaheryar

    will this change my baseband too ??? currently i m on iPhone 4; 5.0.1 and 4.11.08.. stuck with no unlock

  • Hamce M

    I did this for 5.0.1 to 4.3.5 and it worked.. I am on 4.3.5 but my baseband is still from 5.0.1 and therefor I cannot unlock it with Gevey. :(

  • iMac Ange

    I’ve done the above with an iPhone 3GS and I am stuck on point 8. The Recovery Fix is stuck on patching and my screen is white. Nothing else is happening. What should I do?

  • John Flynn

    Done it slightly different, had a JB Iphone 3GS on 5.0.1. , on iclarified i downoaded the IPSW 4.3.3 file. opened up RS and went to extra’s. Went to manual IPSW and selected the 4.3.3 file. It said this was then the file it would work on.

    Went back to Jailbreak and re-jailbreaked with Cydia , (ticked) this got my phone out of recovery and back to 4.3.3 , only had to Sync to Itunes and off it went , no more 5.0.1 :)

    Happy Flappy in yizzer nappy ,,, LOL

  • Alvin Tran

    I cannot save the host file? What to do? I’m on windows

  • Alvin Tran

    It says that I don’t have permission to save it there.

  • adam lev

    what can i say only BRAVO BRAVO thank you very very much,i have my iphone down don’t work nothing,but when i read this your job here i repair my iphone thank you very much BRAVO GOOD JOB THANK YOU!!!!!

  • Bunchhay Yun

    Stuck at Waiting for iPhone (Recovery Fix), tried many times, still the same.
    Help me plz

  • Adrian Salvador

    Can i downgrade my 5.1.1 to 4.3.5?
    I cant change the carrier of my iphone because its 4.12.01 :(
    Please help!

  • Adrian Salvador

    Can i downgrade my 5.1.1 to 4.3.5?
    I cant change the carrier of my iphone because its 4.12.01 :(
    Please help!

  • Talor Tran

    after i do step 7, my device end up with recovery mode, so what should i do to be able to do the DFU mode