A tool to downgrade iOS 8.1 / 7.1.2 to iOS 6.1.3 / 6.1.4 / 6.1.6 / 7.0.6 / 7.1.2 - without SHSH and AP tickets - A5+

downgrade iosSome users updated their iDevices to iOS 7.1.x without knowing that it will destroy their jailbreak.
But don't worry now you can downgrade to previous version of iOS without even need of SHSH Blobs and AP Tickets.
IPSW tool generates ECID-SHSH blobs using UDID and ECID info fetched from the device and generates a patched .ipsw which
fakes the firmware verification process and
restores your device to previous baseband.
iPSW tool supports Apple A4, A5, A6, A7 and A8 devices, however you cannot downgrade to any version of iOS 6 on A7 devices but still you can switch to any 
version of iOS 7 on these devices.

Note: A8 Devices ie: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 only supports iOS 8 downgrades due to it's baseband version.

Here is how:

Connect your A4, A5, A6, A7 or A8 device and start iPSW tool.
Make sure you are connected to internet.

Note: Please make backup of your device before proceeding to restore process. 
  • Open IPSW tool.

  • Select your device iOS version.
  • Select device platform.

Note: You cannot downgrade A7 devices to any version of 
iOS 6.

  • Select version to which you want to downgrade.

Downgrade without shsh blobs
  • Select an Appropriate IPSW Firmware for your iDevice.
  • Make sure IPSW file version should be same as "Downgrade To" Version.
patch ipsw without shsh aptickets
Click "Patch" and wait for it to patch your .ipsw file.

downdrade ios 7.1/7.1.2 to ios 7.0.6 iphone 5, iphone 5s, iphone 4S, iphone 5C, ipad, ipod

Restore without shsh blobs
Now simply put your device in DFU mode and start itunes, restore the patched .ipsw by clicking on restore (holding shift key) and it will start installing iOS firmware without any errors.
Note: If your restore stuck with itunes error_xxxx then check your host file, make sure it does not contain any bad host entry which usually blocks the restore.

downgrade ios 7.1, 7.0.6 to ios 6.1.3, 7.0.6

After restoring firmware, your device will take a while to boot for repairing disk permissions and installing kernel cache.

downgrade tool for iphone, ios 7
Version 2.8

Some users reported that restore is not working in new version of iTunes 11.3.x and later.
Make backup of these files 
AppleMobileDeviceService_main.dll  in
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support  [64bit Users]
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support  [32bit Users]
and replace them with these files. After replacing these files, patch your firmware with iPSW tool and restore it with iTunes without the error: 200x.

7 comments to ''Downgrade iOS 8.1.1 / 7.1.2 To iOS 8.1 / 7.1.2 / 6.1.3 / 6.1.4 / 5.1.1 - Without SHSH - A5+"

  1. Hi, I can then downgrade my Iphone 4 without SHSH and it´ll be unthethered?

  2. UNTETHERED downgrade?OR TETHERED downgrade?

  3. How do I check the host files for bad host entries? I have an ipad 2 and use windows 7 pc.

  4. will it downgrade my ios 7 to any ios 6
    without shsh blob

  5. Dear webmaster,

    Thanks for putting up this detailed guide! It's amazing.

    Does this really work? ~ I'm very worried about bricking my iPhone 4.


  6. Thank you! finally downgraded my iphone 5 to ios 6.

  7. thanks!! finally got ios 6.1.3 back on my iphone 4 :D