downgrade iOS 6.1.3 to iOS 6.1.2

It has been few days since Apple released the iOS 6.1.3 firmware update. Evasi0n jailbreak, that was released earlier, used 6 exploits to jailbreak untethered the iOS 6 firmware.

The exploits were based on the flaw in the time zone system of iOS, and the evasi0n used this bug mostly. In iOS 6.1.3, Apple patched four of the six exploits used by the evasi0n tool, making it ineffective.

Jailbreaking and Downgrading IOS 6.1.3 firmware

This means the latest firmware is a big no for those who are looking to jailbreak or have already jailbroken ios 6.1.2 devices using evasi0n 1.5.3 tool. The negative news came along with the beta two of iOS 6.1.3 was seeded to developers, when the developers saw that the exploits that were used were fixed. This is when the team warned everyone to stay away from the update.

Though they hoped that this would not become true, but it did with the release of iOS 6.1.3. Popular guys in the development jailbreak community say they still have the exploits, but they are not sure if they’re safe for public use.
However, users who are on A4 devices can still jailbreak them on iOS 6.1.3. This can be done by downgrading from iOS 6.1.3 to iOS 6.1.2. There is bad news for A5 and other iDevices, as the downgrade only works on devices with an A4 processors, even if the SSH blogs are saved.

If you have an A4 device, you can perform a downgrade with redsn0w and saved SHSH blobs. The trick is because of the limera1n exploit.

Compatible devices:

  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
  • iPod Touch 4G

Steps to Downgrade iOS 6.1.3 to iOS 6.1.2 firmware

Step 1: Download iOS 6.1.2 from our downloads page.

Step 2: Download Redsn0w 0.9.15 beta 3.

Step 3: Prepare your SHSH blobs.

Step 4: Start redsn0w and choose Extras (for Windows, open in admin).

Redsn0w downgrade IOS 6.1.3 to 6.1.2

Step 5: Click Even More. Next, click Restore.

Downgrade IOS 6.1.3 to 6.1.2 iPhone 4

Step 6: Now choose the IPSW button by clicking on it and browse to select the IPSW iOS 6.1.2 firmware file, which was downloaded in the first step.

IOS 6.1.3 downgrade to iOS 6.1.2

Step 7: Once the IPSW file has been selected, redsn0w will ask you to connect the device to the computer.

Step 8: For those who rely on an unlock through ultrasn0w, click redsn0w and select prevent baseband update.

Step 9: Now the tool will ask to put the device in DFU mode; just follow on screen instructions.

Step 10: Once in DFU mode, you’ll be redirected to previous screen.

Step 11: Choose the ‘local’ button by clicking on it and choose SHSH blobs for iOS 6.1.2 or if you want redsn0w to fetch SHSH blobs from Cydia, select ‘remote’, but make sure Cydia is holding SHSH blobs first.

Step 12: Click on Next once you’ve selected the SHSH blobs.

Step 13: Now let the tool downgrade the device to iOS 6.1.2, which will be done automatically.

Step 14: Once completed, the device is going to restart and will be on iOS 6.1.2 firmware.

Downgraded iPhone 4 to IOS 6.1.2

Now you can easily perform an untethered jailbreak on iOS 6.1.2 using our guide and enjoy the whole world of jailbreak tweaks from Cydia. Do you have any problems while downgrading your iPhone from iOS 6.1.3 to IOS 6.1.2 firmware? Please tell us in the comments below!

  • umop apisdn

    your instructions make no mention of sn0wbreeze, while many other tutorials do. is this an omission? am i going to need sn0wbreeze?

    also, i’m still on 6.1 and need to restore to correct an issue. do i need to update to 6.1.3 and then go back to 6.1.2, or am i cool to just go straight to 6.1.2?

  • dakota

    mine says “exploit failed” what exactly does that mean

  • JA1LBR3/KR

    redsn0w Just Stays On Waiting For Device when Will The Devoce Stop Waiting

  • KeepWaiting

    Waiting For Device … Forever …

  • Diep Nhi Dinh

    dont run for my downgrade with iphone 4s ?? why ? with tinyumbrella and too redsnow

  • UnlockBoot

    This method doesn’t work on iPhone 4S or 5.

  • amjed

    what should i do if i dont have SHSH blobs.

  • zwe

    i got unexpected error (2831)

  • Johnj

    I dont have the blobs because i gor mine phone with 6.1.3 can i downgrade with out them?

  • Yorke

    hello there, i’m an iphone 4 user and accidentally upgraded to 6.1.3. i want to downgrade it to 6.1.2 but 1 thing that i’m not clear about is Step 3. Step 3: Prepare your SHSH blobs.. how do i do this as i already am on 6.1.3 version. and have never saved shsh blobs before.

    please help!

    my email is

  • CamTheCaveMan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    It means that the Data that was post to be sent failed to work
    this might be caused by
    1. Not updating from itunes
    2. Your device may not connect well. it might do this to people that have a beat up wire.
    this does this to me i have an ipod 4 trying to boot but it wont send data

  • CamTheCaveMan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    i see but i cant really help you with that but i will tell you how to get out of this. it might work

    1. Follow what it saids

    1. how to get out

    2. 3 2 1 power

    3. Hold Home button into the Apple icon appears


    1. 3 2 1 power

    2. Hold the power and Home into apple icon appears

  • CamTheCaveMan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    im not sure but i might try it but i think it will mess up cyida and the other installed cydia stuff

  • KitaMenang

    same here like what the hell

  • bAAng kA lotus

    how can i ‘make sure Cydia is holding SHSH blobs’

  • koibrandon

    everything is fine up until step 10. when i enter DFU mode, it doesn’t take me back to the previous screen to let me choose my shsh blob (when i have an shsh blob for 6.1.2 sitting right on my desktop). it just continues on to searching the server for blobs and the installation, which fails in the end. any advice??

  • Lucas Ronald Erwin Gantioqui

    I’m stuck at

    “Waiting for device”

  • Al

    How do we downgrade to 6.1.2? my ipods 6.1.3

  • pimpdaddyslickmclean

    yo can someone help cant find the shsh blobs or whatever

  • ppi

    NO,my iPhone 4 can not start just show a white apple!!!!

  • ppi

    So Do I!

  • ss

    i got the same problem just hold down on the top button for 3 sec and then the top and home button for 13sec and let go. this turned my device back on

  • Cameron

    This is what this whole article is about.

  • Oscar

    I keep getting the problem that says found device in dfu mode instead of recovery mode

  • desdill

    serice wouldn’t start?

  • john

    are blobs custom for each phone or universal?

  • theAlpha

    They’re for each phone. For example, you could only use one blob on one device, as it’s device locked.

  • john

    ok i followed the steps and now i am stuck at waiting for device screen and a white apple on my iphone 4

  • john

    and it wont let me pick local blobs

  • iExpert

    Not even a single satisfied user.
    This method sucks, don’t waste your time guys 🙂

  • Aun

    well then, you’re out of luck dude. if you have previously jailbroken your device, you might find them with tinyumbrella, if not. don’t waste your time searching for downgrade methods.

  • Me

    Wow it worked for me.

  • Paulie Neira

    U don’t need to save shsh blobs just downgrade ur iTunes version and the 6.1.2 Ipsw and restore and ur done !! Easy !!!

  • Alejandro Mansilla

    what iTunes version??

  • David S

    Solution for waiting for device problem:

    download snowbreeze and ireb.

    create stiched IPSW file with snowbreeze.

    switch your iphone to pwned DFU mode, using ireb. (error 1600x will be avoided)

    use itunes click shift and restore.

    That worked for me!! good luck

  • lollolololol

    can this work for iphone 4s?

  • Shudogg

    The article clearly states it is NOT FOR THE 4S.. What do you people not understand? fucking read, jesus christ!

  • Jacky

    Is there any way to downgrade an iPhone 5 to 6.1.2

  • alex

    its work the only problem is that ultrasnow don’t let me use my chip from others country. what to do in that case?

  • alex

    it don’t work for me. maybe because i try with 5.1.1

  • oscars

    how to complete step 3 please help

  • Tan Duy

    Hi Paulie Neira,

    How iTunes version i need downgrade?. My device have not jailbroken. I can not save shsh

  • Calvin Mante

    can you make me a stitched ipsw since its not working for me??

  • Juli

    How to prepare SHSH blobs ??? please help me ???

  • miljan

    I have iphone4 with ios 6.1.3 , but i dont have shsh for ios 6.1.2, how to get this shsh

  • anon

    stuck at fetching required files

  • anon

    I’m stuck on the step 6
    help me!!

  • sam

    will this work on the ipad mini?

  • Isoglut

    I am using tiny umbrella to fetch SHSH but still having trouble downgrading iPhone 4 iOS 6.1.3 to any lower iOS. I put downloaded SHSH file in same directory as redsn0w (desktop), as the ipsw of the same version, and get errors.

  • Isoglut

    I may be closer: download SHSH using tinyumbrella. Download the same version ipsw from any website (google search) and when you have both, then I created a custom ipsw using redsn0w – extra – stitch function by manually selecting SHSH and .ipsw

  • Isoglut

    Error after custom stitched ipsw : Found none of the expected files to stitch in IPSW: c:filename….

  • Applewreck

    What can or should i do if i use tinyumbrella to save shsh, and they prompt a message stating that ”

    APPLE is NOT
    signing iPhone4 6.1.2 (10B146) SHSH requests anymore. All you can do now
    is select CYDIA and hope that CYDIA has your SHSH saved. If not, there is
    nothing you can do”

  • Carolina Walker

    how can I downgrade from 6.1.3 to 6.1.2 on my iphone 4 if I just bought it today and doesn’t have saved 6.1.2 shsh blobs on my computer and my phone is running ios 6.1.3?

  • kryptonitementhol

    you can’t if there is’nt any shsh blobs you just have to stick with it until ios7 come out and jb it or you can just jailbreak it but everytime your phone off or 0% you have to use your lappy to reboot it

  • iii

    will i lose everything from my ios 6.1.3 ?


    keeps going to recovery mode instead of DFU moode


    Cant go into dfu mode keeps sayin itunes found an unknown error


    NOOO My iphone 4 is stuck in recovery mode and I cant get out with iTunes and I’ve tried lots of stuff including tinyumbrella… please can someone help me?? Is there anything to do??

  • Thomas

    If you can’t get out off recovery mode follow these steps:

    1. Turn out the usb cable from your device.
    2. Hold Power Off and Home button at the same time till the Apple Icon will show up.
    And now you only have to wait a bit. 🙂

  • ray ward

    i tried the downgrading but i could not find any blobs im not too sure if i have any i have iphone 4 . i accidently upgraded to ios 613 im wildcard activated please help me

  • ipoduser

    it wont show the ipsw file in my folder (step 6)

  • Yaseen

    What is SHSH blobs?
    I don’t have SHSH blobs. I upgrade my iPhone 3gs From 6.1 to 6.1.3 and jailbreak it using Sn0wbreeze. But my iphone dose not support my sim card.

    How can i fix this problem or what can i do for my iphone to support my sim card.
    Thank you.
    And please answer my question as soon as you can.

  • AffAn AmIn

    can anyone get me the SHSH blob file for ipod touch 4G ios 6.1.2

  • alpal

    It says it isn’t in recovery mode iPod touch 4g iOS 6.1.3

  • Matthew Jaureguy

    on the reboot it takes a long time and then just restarts and does nothing

  • Chaos

    then why not just restore to the newest if you don’t want a jailbreak your argument is invalid

  • jack

    does it work with iphone 4s

  • Ohtee

    I’m on a mac and am stuck on “waiting for device” and cant get sn0wbreeze. What do I do?

  • arthur gregoire

    if you wait you should see:

    “could not restore unexpected error (2831)”

  • Random User

    Yes you will. Are you willing to sacrifice everything on 6.1.3 for an untethered 6.1.2? If I were you, I would.

  • Tom

    I got the same problem….. Any solutions guys ??????????

  • Stc Nexrophiliex

    Use openbackup from cydia. Read directions on iCloud backups and you’ll be fine.

  • Wong

    Where does the ipsw file go after download?

  • Wong

    On step 6 it says it cannot find blobs for the device on apple or cydia servers. HELP!!

  • This obviously doesnt work


  • Ben

    what do you do after that then? i have gotten that before

  • Ben

    To get blobs: what i did was go to extras then SHSH Blobs then click fetch and follow instructions. then you click verify. and then you have your SHSH Blobs.

  • Ben

    On step 13 it said unexpected error and stopped! please tell me how to fix this problem it is making me very frustrated!!!



  • Bashir

    when it restarts does everything go away

  • Ryuuhei

    If you have your SHSH blobs but Redsn0w refuses to work, iFaith v1.5.8 worked on my iphone 3GS and 4 GSM. 🙂

  • taikucing

    that means apple have not signed the ios you try downgrading to

  • ICU81240

    No just A4 devices.

  • ICU81240

    As long as you have your iCloud setup and backed up you will be fine.

  • grendal26

    I was able to downgrade 3gs from 6.1.3 to 4.1 –
    plugged in phone in regular boot mode,
    ran tinyumbrella (latest)
    Clicked Save SHSH
    -> this saved just SHSH files for 4.1 and 6.1.3, all others errored.

    Download 4.1 IPWS file
    Use above method of restore, then select ipws and shsh files.

    Maybe now I’ll be able to upgrade to desired FW.

  • Perallta

    Hey, i bought a used iphone, on which i made a factory reset on itunes by dfu mode. It had never been jailbroken. Itunes installed firmware 6.1.3 and i don’t have SHSH files. Can the downgrade still be made?
    Thanks in advance

  • Michael Bussey

    Is it suppose to take a really loong time to wait on device?

  • daniel mornan

    not how to make my shsh blobs please help

  • new

    iphone3,2 ios 6.1.2 cannot find it?

  • Florent

    how long did u wait ?

  • Jay


  • clark

    how long i suppose to wait for waiting for device?

  • ThunderousStorm

    scroll all the way down to the bottem