Quite some time has passed since Apple released iOS 6.0.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This incremental update came with a host of bug fixes but did not bring with it any new features. Most users wonder if there is a way to downgrade 6.0.1 to 5.1.1 on their devices. It is indeed possible but there is a slight caveat.
Bear in mind that it is not possible to downgrade 6.0.1 to 5.1.1 iOS on all devices. If you have an iPhone 5, an iPad mini or frankly any device that came out after iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G, you’re not in luck. The method we’ll be applying to downgrade 6.0.1 to 5.1.1 is reliant upon Limera1n bootrom exploit which is not applicable on newer iOS devices. iOS 5.1.1 SHSH blobs will also be required for this downgrade operation.
How To Downgrade 6.0.1 To 5.1.1 Using Redsn0w:
Step 1: Download iOS 5.1.1 for your iPhone or iPod touch
Step 3: Fire up redsn0w on your computer. Navigate to Extras – Even more – Restore. Click on IPSW and select the iOS 5.1.1 IPSW that you downloaded in step 1.
Step 4: Click on Yes when prompted to “Prevent Baseband Update?” if your iPhone relies upon a software unlock courtesy of ultrasn0w. If you do not do this there is a risk of losing software unlock.
Step 5: Redsn0w will now show you how to put your device in DFU mode. Follow the onscreen instructions to the letter.
Step 6: Once in DFU mode redsn0w will automatically scan Cydia in order to locate iOS 5.1.1 SHSH blobs. Alternatively you can also manually select said SHSH blob if you don’t have it backed up on Cydia server.
Step 7: Just sit back and relax now, redsn0w will let you know once it has finished working its magic.
That is all you need to do in order to downgrade 6.0.1 to 5.1.1 iOS on your iPhone or iPod touch. The process is very easy and shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes. If you run in to any problem during any stage, just leave a comment below and we’ll help you out.