How can i do a fresh install 5.1.1

Discussion in 'iPhone 4' started by riffdex, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. riffdex

    riffdex Member

    Feb 19, 2011
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    I have an iPhone 4 on 5.0.1 i want to update to 5.1.1 (not iOS 6.1). I have the 5.1.1 ipsw but the new version of iTunes isn't letting me restore to a local ipsw it is trying to automatically download and install 6.1 how can i get it to install 5.1.1
  2. raqball

    raqball Evangelist

    Jan 30, 2011
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    If memory serves me right you should be able to restore a IPSW by doing this:

    Connect the iPhone to your computer
    In iTunes select the iPhone from the list
    On a Windows Computer, hold down SHIFT key and then click on Update
    On a Mac, hold down the OPTION key and then click on Update
    Select the IPSW file you have saved

    I can't remember if the iPhone needs to be in DFU mode though..
  3. liberated

    liberated Genius

    Jul 19, 2007
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    I think you have to use Redsn0w.

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