How can i do a fresh install 5.1.1

riffdex

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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
 

raqball

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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
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..