Earlier this week, Apple released a software update (developer version) — iOS 6 beta one for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPod touch 4G.

download ios 6 ipsw

Any iPhone user can test the updated iOS 6 beta 1 platform using our installation instructions posted here. But now it’s time to speak about how to downgrade iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1 in few easy steps.

The iOS 6 beta 1 version may can be buggy and unstable iOS system, in addition iOS 6 is jailbroken, but only for developers (without Cydia). A big number of those users now are attempting to downgrade their devices running iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1 firmware, to restore their stability and the miracle of their untethered jailbroken device.

How to Downgrade iOS 6 beta 1 to iOS 5.1.1 firmware

Step 1: Download the iOS 5.1.1 firmware for your device from here.

Step 2: Download iTunes 10.6.3 from here.

Step 3: Open iTunes and click on the device from the iTunes sidebar.

Step 4: Now press Alt (Option) for Mac owners and Left Shift key for Windows users on your keyboard and click the “Restore”, then release the button.

Downgrade iOS 6 Beta to iOS 5.1.1

Step 5: Specify the iOS 5.1.1 firmware location (downloaded from step 1).

Step 6: That’s it! Now you can jailbreak your iOS 5.1.1 device. You can make it by downloading Absinthe 2.x for Windows, Mac OS X or Linux, which makes the untethered one-click jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1.

In addition to Absinthe, your device can also be jailbroken with Redsn0w and Sn0wbreeze.

If you need to unlock your device on the iOS 5.1.1 firmware, you can read our full iOS 5.1.1 unlocking guide posted here.

Feel free to ask any questions in the comment section below!

  • Nikhil

    thanks alot.. i know this method.. but i was not so sure.. as i had not saved my SHSH blobs.. 🙂 are you on twitter?? contact me -at-nikhilprakash88

  • foyleman

    Not working for my 4s. Tried DFU mode, different computer, looked in my empty hosts file. Windows error 3194 and Mac error “this device is not eligible”. But I am a developer.

  • Tonyb0y

    Hi there!!! I got this message when i tryed to restore my iPhone 4 on windows: “unknown error(11)” and i can’t do anything else. What should i do ???
    Do i have to sign the firmware with iFaith??? How could i do that??? Since i can’t save my shsh.
    Help please

  • JoeCool

    Ever find a solution for this? I’ve been having the same issue, couldn’t restore with Xcode either. I’m having issues with Sencha Touch Packager and in order to figure out what the problem is I need to remove ios6 from the equation except now I can’t do it. And yes, I’m a developer as well. Everything I have seen in regards to this points to the hosts file yet mine is empty as well.

  • Alex

    This doesn’t work you get an error indicating “this device is not eligible for this build”


    this device isnt eligible for the requested build?

  • Johanna Ella May Erroba

    I couldn’t find the 5.1.1 firmware you’re talking about.

  • Qais

    i did all 6 steps but after extracting itunes gave me a message that due to unknown error you cant restore please help

  • [nemo]

    will it work on ios 6.1.2 on iphone 4s?

  • [nemo]

    will it work on ios 6.1.2 ??????????/

  • Cristi

    Does it work on ios 6.1.3?please help me…!!!