Downgrading from iOS6 to iOS 5.1.1 on iPad 2 and iPhone 4 issues

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  1. MitzEclipse

    MitzEclipse New Member

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    Hi All,

    I have decided to downgrade to iOS 5.1.1 as I need Google Maps back. I have downloaded the respective iOS 5.1.1 .ipsw files and put the iPad 2 and iPhone 4 (both devices never jailbroken) into DFU mode to restore.

    In both instances I get this message: the ipad "ipad" could not be restored. this device isn't eligible for the requested build.

    I have googled for fixes for this and all sources tell me to edit the hosts file to remove any references to Cydia/etc. I do not have any references to this in my hosts file, in fact I only have one entry which is 127.0.0.1 local host.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? I'd like to restore from one of the backups I have stored on my macbook, but I could even wipe the devices and start from scratch - although I couldn't even do that right now as I can't get past this issue.

    Please help thanks.
     
  2. liberated

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    This is not currently possible.
     
  3. Rafagon

    Rafagon Genius
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    You don't wanna use the Google Maps web app until it becomes possible to downgrade your OS?
     
  4. MitzEclipse

    MitzEclipse New Member

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    no sorry I want the actual google map app
     
  5. Europa

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    You can't downgrade if you don't have your 5.1.1 SHSH backed up. It's too late to do this since the signing window closed a couple days after 6.0 was released.

    You can still use Google maps on the web at maps.google.com. Street View will be added in a couple weeks.
     
  6. JFN

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    I have 5.1.1 saved for my phone, can I downgrade my daughters phone with my saved SHSH? If I can how does one go about that?
     
  7. Europa

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    No, that won't work. The SHSHs are specific to each device.
     
  8. jmp316

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    Just as FYI, Google web app now supports Street View. And it's quite nice. I suspect the forthcoming Google Maps will be great, as the YouTube app they released is very nice (just wish it supported full iPhone 5 screen size).

    IMO, not worth downgrading. Just be patient.
     
  9. JFN

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    Thank you for the quick response.
     

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