Awesome news for those who accidentally updated the firmware for their A5 device (iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and the new iPad aka iPad 3), possibly resulting in the loss of the precious untethered jailbreak. MuscleNerd has announced that an upcoming update to RedSn0w will allow users to downgrade their firmware.

The only catch is that you have to have your SHSH blobs saved for the firmware that you wish to downgrade to. That means that if you purchased your iPhone 4S with iOS 5.1 pre-installed, there’s no way to downgrade to iOS 5.0.1 so that you can enjoy the benefits of pod2g’s untethered jailbreak

At first we were sure that this was a result of iH8Sn0w’s downgrade findings that he tweeted about a while back, but MuscleNerd confirms that the two methods are unrelated:

There’s still no ETA from MuscleNerd on when the new version of RedSn0w — presumably RedSn0w 0.9.11b1 — will be released, but considering he’s tweeting about it with an accompanying image, we can’t help but to think said release is pretty near.

Stay tuned to iDB, as we’ll be sure to post a full guide on how to downgrade you A5 device once the new version of RedSn0w is released to the public. Also, be sure to check out our full RedSn0w guide for more information on how to use its varying features.

Update: To eliminate any confusion, here are the downgrades possible:

iPad 2/iPhone 4S: If you have iOS 5.0.1 SHSH blobs, you can downgrade to iOS 5.0.1 for an untethered jailbreak.
The new iPad (iPad 3): You will be able to downgrade to 5.1 only. This is because there was no 5.0.1 for the new iPad to begin with, hence there are no SHSH blobs for 5.0.1 making a downgrade to this firmware version impossible.

In other words, this will allow you to jailbreak your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S if you have SHSH blobs saved for 5.0.1. You will not be able to jailbreak the new iPad (iPad 3) even if you downgrade, because there is currently no jailbreak for iOS 5.1.

Hope that clears things up.

  • Is it related to iPad3…?
    iPad3 with 5.1 pre-installed & A5X core,
    so isn’t it not able to go back(?) to 5.0.1 ?

    • tim

      what this is saying is iPad 3 users will be able to go back to 5.1 (with shsh) now that 5.1.1 is out, and there was never a public 5.0.1 made for the iPad 3, so that device will never be able to go down to that firmware. would be nice though huh!

      • So I just can’t see a word talking 5.1.1 to 5.1…
        what I see is ‘iPad3’ , ‘ 5.1’, ‘5.0.1’ , ‘previous untethered jailbreak’ …

      • Klau… thats because iDB wants people to dust off that old thing in the back of their brain called common sense.
        If this article made you that upset then you should call the corporate office and demand they give you your 2 minutes back!

    • Bosun Oshikoya

      It can’t go back to 5.0.1 but it can go back to 5.1 if you upgraded to 5.1.1.

  • tim

    thats great news for everyone! hopefully this will stop the people who are putting pressure onto pod2g for a 5.1 jb. good work musclenerd! hopefully this will silence his critics who claim he no longer does anything in the jb scene aswell!

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully but I think the 5.1 jb is close

  • Yeah body..i’ve waiting for a longggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg time !

  • So if i no save my SHSH Blobs for iOS5.0.1 how i can downgrade my iPhone 4S running 5.0.1 firmware version?? i have already save iOS 5.1 SHSH Blobs but… now not have iOS 5.1 unthetered for A5 device running iOS 5.1 firmaware version?? Any solution to do save my iOS 5.0.1 firmware?? Now, iam running iPhone 4S (5.0.1)

    • Anonymous

      Use TinyUmbrella to save your SHSH blobs.NOTE: This won’t let you downgrade your device UNTIL this new version of RedSn0w is released.

      • What he said. And make sure you select “request from Cydia” in the advanced options.

      • Or iFaith. iFaith pulls the SHSH blobs directly from the device. So if you happened to have problems getting your SHSH blobs from Cydia (since it is no longer available through apple), this is another option.

      • Anonymous

        iFaith does not work on A5 devices. You must use TinyUmbrella to pull your SHSH.

      • From the TinyUmbrella website: “Cydia is no longer able to act as a proxy for SHSH requests.” He notes that he’s working on putting a fix in place to mitigate this.

      • I already upgraded to 5.1
        But when my iPhone was jailbroken back in 5.0.1 I clicked the “Make my life easier” button on Cydia.
        Does that mean my SHSH blob is saved? I didn’t use TinyUmbrella or whatever

    • i have the exact same problem! i can only save my 5.1 shsh blob even though im currently jailbroken on iphone 4s 5.0.1

  • Anonymous

    This is just awesome news for me. I accendentaly update to 5.1 from 5.0.1 on my 4s. Can’t wait for this redsnow update.

    • are u save ur SHSH blob before? if not, u cannot downgrade to 5.0.1 even this redsn0w realease.. because.. to downgrade iPhone, must have SHSH 5.0.1 blobs..

    • same here bud…and we have out 5.0.1 saved in tinyunbrella 🙂 huhuhu finally

  • No… ipad3 can to downgrade to 5.0.1 because ipad3 same the version on ipad2…

    • The iPad 3 never came with iOS 5.0.1, so that’s impossible if I’m understanding you right. iPad 3 can ONLY go from 5.1.1 to 5.1 if you have 5.1 blobs.

      • Some iPad 3’s came with 5.0.1, so it’s not impossible

      • LOL where did you see an iPad 3 with 5.0.1 ?

  • Great!!!!!

  • All I want for Christmas is the new JB, the new JB, the new JB. If only I could have the new JB, then I could wish you Merry Christmas, Christmas…..

  • An early Christmas that is…….

  • Till then, I will have to keep using my half cool iPad. It is cool. But only half cool. I have an iPhone 4S jailBroken, and it is awesome. So I am torn between the both. The 4s is small and usefull and cool, the new iPad is great. But come on.. Just gre……..

  • So can I downgrade to 5.1 to 5.0 ? I got iPhone 4s and iPad 2 which are A5 devices…is there any chance to release 5.1 jb? I want to make sure.

  • Long Vo

    oh please get the wording right. Especially for the new iPad

  • Anonymous

    I have my blobs saved on cydia and tu, will those work with redsn0w??

  • Will I still be able to downgrade if I didn’t save my SHSH blobs via Tiny Umbrella but with Cydia?

    • Yes, not count where You save them, only count if You just save them in the right time! Be it in your local store or in Cydia.

  • Thnx god I got my iPhone 4s SHSH 5.01, 5.0.1r( from cydia), and 5.1…. But no 5.0 🙁 🙁 wish I could’ve done ios 5.0 but a clean restore to iOS 5.0.1 to clean out all the bad files ends with this helpful update

    • Anonymous

      same here I got my 4S with 5.0 but at that time tiny umbrella wouldn’t save the blobs for it, it only saved 5.0.1

  • Ortal David

    Will I be able this way to upgrade from 5.0.1 to 5.1 when apple stop signing, instead of upgrading to 5.1.1 and downgrading to 5.1?

  • Anonymous

    is it possible to downgrade iphone 4 CDMA from 5.1 to 5.0.1 with saved shsh? or does it still have the issue where it wont activate due the incorrect BaseBand?

  • Hey guys, I took a break from jailbreak news for a bit. Untethered 5.1 for iPhone 4 yet?

  • i cant wait ! dying to go back to 5.0.1

  • Anonymous

    My iPhone 4s came with iOS 5.0. apple is signing ios 5.1.1. Is there anyway to grab the SHSH blobs from the iPhone 4S? So I can downgrade when I accidentally upgrade.

    • Yeah there is dude you are one lucky ass bitch ! Go and download tinyumbrella –> google it…
      And then save shsh blobs! As soon as possible! Oh if u dont know how to it, there is a tutorial on this site, but it’s really simple.

  • So if I have my wife’s iphone 4s jailbroken on 5.0.1 can I downgrage my sons iphone 4s 5.1 to 5.0.1 ??????? Plz help with this is it possible?????

    • Each 4s has its own blobs that needs to be saved.

  • Only if you saved your sons shsh blobs while on 5.0.1.

  • Ok thanks.. thats mean… i cannot downgrade to iOS 5.0.1 because i dont save my SHSH iOS 5.0.1 blobs before… Just can downgrade to iOS 5.1 if i update from 5.0.1 to 5.1.1 and downgrade to iOS 5.1?? But now, pod2g dont release iOS 5.1 untethered…

  • how to downgrade iPhone4 from ios 5.1 to 5.0.1 Jeff
    i accidentally updated this firmware,
    i`ve try to downgrade with shsh blob that isave from my iphone, but i still fail to downgrade.

    • I just managed to save shsh iphone 4S 5.1 (9B179)
      Also it show Iphone 4S 5.0.1 – will i able to use this file and downgrade?
      if yes, how would i do that? still posible to downgrade to 5.0.1?? What apps can i use to save my SHSH Blobs if Apple stop Signing iOS 5.0.1?? Because 5.1 untethered dont release yet??

  • My sons iphone has not yet been jailbroken it came with ios 5.1 have not activated it yet can I do anything

  • My sons iphone has not yet been jailbroken it came with ios 5.1 have not activated it yet can I do anything

    • if it come 5.1… n dont have save any SHSH Blobs… i think imposible to downgrade.. actually now u download Tiny Umbrella n save SHSH Blobs 5.1 for the features if pod2g have realease 5.1 untethred jailbreak..

  • It is iphone 4s

    • I bought my sons phone 2 weeks ago with ios 5.1 it is iphone 4s. So I guess it’s a waiting game for him huh ????

  • It is iphone 4s

  • They should really do two versions of iDB, one for people with no sense and another for people with some sense.

  • I’ve been looking forward to this for a while, my 4s is on 5.0.1 and jailbroken but there’s a couple of things that are a bit buggy probably due to conflicting packages that have been installed over time, I don’t care about a 5.1/5.1.1 jailbreak (I’m sure I would if I was stuck on that firmware) I just want the option to do a restore like we’ve had in previous iOS versions and not have to hold my breath every time cydia wants to restart my springboard :o)

  • Anyone willing to let me use their blobs so I can downgrade my iPad 2? 5.1 came pre-installed. (Wishfully thinking!)

    • Paul Tung

      The blobs are device specific unfortunately 🙁

  • Paul Tung

    Why do people want 5.0 so bad over 5.0.1? Both are jail breakable if you saved your SHSH blobs

    • i’ll tell you why cz when ig ot my iphone it was 5.0 great battery life lasted me two days without charging now with 5.0.1 it fucking sucks battery life doesnt last me a fucking half day that’s what!!!

  • Usama Ahmad

    Hats off to you guys ( DEV team )
    i mean taking the time to make our lives easier, reminds me of something i once heard :
    “do what u love and people will love what u do”

  • Miguel Lopes

    How about the ppl that bought the iPhone 4S already with 5.1?? Will we be able to JB?

    • iPhone 4S’ shiped with iOS 5.1 can’t downgrade to iOS 5.0.1 because you don’t have the SHSH Blobs for it. So you will have to wait for the iOS 5.1 Jailbreak

  • Hats off to you guys. I’ve been waiting for this for about a month! I’m now on iOS 5.1 and I have my Blobs local (in TinyUmbrella) and pushed to Cydia Server (via Redsn0w)

    • Miguel Lopes

      Hy, thks for the tips. So regarding the iOS 5.1, is it possible to get SHSH from any place? or anyone?
      Do you think a JB for iOS 5.1 will come in the near future?

  • No Vody

    I supose it will be possible to reinstall a 4s 5.0.1. ¿isn´t it?

  • No Vody

    I supose it will be possible to reinstall 5.0.1 in a 4S. isn´t it?

  • Miguel Lopes

    Jeff, do you think @pod2g will release an untethered JB for iPhone 4S originally with iOS 5.1 soon?

  • How can I downgrade from iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 5.1 if TinyUmbrella only saves SHSH blobs for jailbroken devices, (maybe i’m wrong but it only works for on my jailbroken iPhone 3GS and iPodTouch 4G, and it doesn’t work with my non-jailbroken iPhone 4S and iPad 3)

    • If someone replies, can you post it to Twitter please

    • If someone replies, can you post it to Twitter please

  • How can I downgrade from iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 5.1 if TinyUmbrella only saves SHSH blobs for jailbroken devices, (maybe i’m wrong but it only works for on my jailbroken iPhone 3GS and iPodTouch 4G, and it doesn’t work with my non-jailbroken iPhone 4S and iPad 3)

  • I’m currently on 5.0.1(9A406) iPhone 4s. I use “iSHSHit” to download my blobs from cydia. There are two 5.0.1 blobs in Cydia, (5.0.1 and 5.0.1r1).
    So which blobs will I get 5.0.1(9A405) or 5.0.1(9A406)?

  • Evan Sheltry

    please help me! i jailbroke my iphone 4s 5.0.1 and saved the shsh blobs then updated on acident. but it shows it saved as iphone4,1-5.1.shsh. will i be able to use them for the future redsnow to downgrade thanks

  • Just wondering, how do you accidentally update? I can’t imagine how someone could “accidentally” press the update button a few times

    • Evan Sheltry

      my brother did it

      • That’s something way different then accidentally updating it. If you say my brother updated it that’s ok, if you say I “accidentally” updated it you sound kind of stupid

      • Evan Sheltry

        ok and do you know if i will be able to downgrade?

  • you can already downgrade with snowbreze if you have shsh

    • This is the first method to downgrade A5 devices

  • Awesome. Unfortunately I don’t have blobs for mi iPad 2 because it was a hand-me-down that was already updated to 5.1. But if anything goes wrong with my 4S before Pod2G’s new JB, I feel covered.

  • Anonymous

    Ok I’m confused.. Just today I had restored my iPhone 4 running 5.0..1 which I had accidentally restored which updated it to 5.1.1 . Will I be able to downgrade? Because I only tried restoring because my jailbroken iPhone had “other” memory that was taking up space.

  • Can pleasssse someone send me iOS 5.0.1 SHSH blobs…

    • SHSH Blobs is unique for every each single device, so you cant use others’ Blobs.
      Try TinyUmbrella maybe your Blobs is automatically saved by Cydia, remember to use the latest version.

  • I didnt saved my iOS 5.0.1(9a406) SHSH blobs so i need them

  • Krish M

    Hi, I urgently need to downgrade my iPhone 5.1.1 to 5.0.1 but I dont have my SHSH-blobs for 5.0.1. Can anybody help..this is really urgent …please….

    • SHSH Blobs is unique you can’t use others’ Blobs.