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How To: Downgrade From 4.0 to 3.1.3 [Mac]

July 29, 2010

Did you accidentally upgrade to 4.0? Or are you just now regretting the switch? Fear not, there is still a working method to downgrade, if you have a Mac, that is.

What You'll Need How To Downgrade 1) Install the LibUSB package 2) Connect your iDevice by USB, launch iTunes, and Alt-Click on the restore button 3) Select the 3.1.3 firmware you previously downloaded. Wait for it to fail during the restore and give you an 1015 error. Now close iTunes. 4) Open Terminal. Drag the iRecovery file onto the Terminal window. Now type:
  • [spacebar] -s
  • setenv auto-boot true
  • saveenv
  • fsboot
  • exit
5) Close the Terminal window, restart your iDevice by holding down the Sleep and Home buttons together until it reboots, and open iTunes to continue with the set up. And, there you go, one iDevice perfectly downgraded to 3.1.3.

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