How To Downgrade iOS 6 Beta To iOS 5.1.1 [Tutorial]

Thinking you’re a developer of a owner of an iDevice who installed iOS 6 beta and determined the buggy nature of the first beta isn’t released for public, and want’s to come back to the previous version of iOS 5.1.1. Downgrading the latest iOS 6 beta 1 to older version firmware is not easy. But we’ve got a way that can make it easier so that you can enjoy the 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak with Cydia installed on it.

While most of the developers are aware of how the downgrading process is not only easy and you can also come back to running 5.1.1 iOS in no time at all. If you’d like to downgrade your iOS 6 beta install back to iOS 5.1.1, when it comes to downgrading beta firmware back to public IPSW is extremely easy.

Reason is Apple still signing iOS 5.1.1 due to the fact that it is the latest public firmware avilable afterall. Without using any tricks you can easily downgrade it, host file changes, SHSH blobs, TinyUmbrella, etc. This is as simple as simply hooking up your iPhone, go into DFU mode, open iTunes and downgrade. Fowllow our step-by-step guide on how to downgrade iOS 6 beta to iOS 5.1.1 running iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4G patiently!

Step 1: Turn off your device, connect it to the computer via USB, and launch iTunes.

Step 2: Now put your device into DFU mode: with the device off, hold down the power and Home buttons together for 10 seconds then release the power button holding home button until iTunes notifies you of a device is in recover mode being detected. In DFU mode your device screen stay black as if turned off.

Step 3: Restore within iTunes tow different methods a or b:

a: Restore from the iOS 5.1.1 backup you made prior upgrading iOS 6 beta.
b: Restore to 5.1.1 IOS IPSW by clicking Option+Restore (Mac) and Shift+Restore (Windows), and then re-install from iCloud backup when finished.

Step 4: Now iTunes restore back your iDevice to iOS 5.1.1, and reboots when finished.

If you followed the above steps correctly, you will now seeing running on iOS 5.1.1 IPSW on your device and if you faced with some of the troubleshooting when downgrading, below:

You might get the strange errors (3194, 1013, etc) when trying to restore back, because the Apple servers blocked in your hots file. Its common for people who jailbreak their devices at some point in their iOS usage. Remove any blocks to Apple’s servers from /etc/hosts and try again.