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Thread: I want to downgrade back to iOS 5

  1. #1

    Member Since
    Oct 26, 2011
    Angry I want to downgrade back to iOS 5
    This will teach me to read up on a new iOS before I upgrade.

    I'm using the iPhone 4.

    I was unaware of the removal of Google maps from the iOS 6 upgrade. To some people this may not be a big deal, but I live in Japan. Google maps is the only reason I know how to ride the trains here as well as I do. Now I have to go through a second party app, one that is all in Japanese.

    This is quite the deal breaker for me. I need that train info. What I really need to know is:

    Is there anyway to get my iPhone back to iOS 5?

    If I do a factory reset and restore from my last backup will it still have iOS 6, or will it go back to iOS 5?

    Any help is appreciated.

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    TattooedMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 19, 2009
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    Let me Google that for you

    The 1st entry will do you fine . . . .
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
    Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
    MoTM ☆☆☆

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    Member Since
    Oct 26, 2011
    Awesome! Worked like a charm. Thanks so much.

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    Member Since
    Jun 07, 2006
    and yet, when I go to the first item returned, I get error 404. Somebody at Apple must have reached them, or he was so swamped that he was knocked down.

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    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    The 2nd URL in that search is there and I like it better anyway. I am sticking with 6 BTW but if someone does need to go back to 5, that url works.

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    babylon5's Avatar
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    Apr 27, 2009
    TattooedMac or Amguitarman: Do you still have instructions on how to downgrade from iOS 6 since it is no longer appearing on the website?

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