1. CariDC's Avatar
    Hey guys, as im new here i dont know if someone already asked this but here we go...
    I have an Ipad 2 that was on ios 6 but i wanted to downgrade it to 5.1.1 but the only IPSW that was allowing me to downgrade was the 4.3.5 so i did, now i want to update to 5.1.1 but apple has already stoped signing it and i cant do it using the shift + restore/update method, is there any other way?

    2012-11-19 01:35 AM
  2. 2k1's Avatar
    If ya don't have the blobs for that firmware can't go to it.
    2012-11-19 01:44 AM
  3. CariDC's Avatar
    i do have blobs for 5.1.1
    2012-11-19 01:48 AM
  4. 2k1's Avatar
    Ya downloaded the 5.1.1 ipsw for it and tried that?
    2012-11-19 01:54 AM
  5. CariDC's Avatar
    Yea i downloaded and tried updating on the itunes via shift click but it gives me error 1600(when im in dfu) and error 11 when im not in dfu
    2012-11-19 02:03 AM
  6. 2k1's Avatar
    What about the host files did ya look at that delete any with gs.apple delete them save and retry again
    2012-11-19 02:06 AM
  7. CariDC's Avatar
    Sorry but.... What ????
    2012-11-19 02:12 AM
  8. 2k1's Avatar
    the HOSTS file is located here:
    C drive -> System32 -> drivers -> etc

    open up the HOSTS file with notepad (run notepad as an administrator)

    then check to see if the file has the hosts entry " gs.apple.com", if it is, delete it, save the file
    2012-11-19 02:30 AM
  9. CariDC's Avatar
    When i click shift + update now it gives me error 3194 and with shift+restore is error 21
    in the host file there is another apple line "# gs.apple.com" do i need to delete this too ?
    2012-11-19 02:53 AM
  10. 2k1's Avatar
    Yes delete that one to
    2012-11-19 03:15 AM
  11. CariDC's Avatar
    I dont know how but i managed to go to 5.1.1 with redsnow.
    Thanks a lot dude
    2012-11-19 03:47 AM
  12. 2k1's Avatar
    Glad ya got it
    2012-11-19 03:54 AM