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How to remove IOS6

How can I roll back to 5.1? This IOS6 is killing my battery life. My iPhone Uuwed for 2 hours went from 98% down to 85% with IOS 5.1 I never had a huge battery drain like this!!
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Re: How to remove IOS6

Depending on which phone you have, you can download the .ipsw and restore.  You can probably still do it quickly as the 5.1.1 firmware might still be signed digitally.

So google search for iphone 4s 5.1.1 gsm for example.  Download the ipsw.

In itunes after you back everything up to icloud or your local machine, hit alt and the restore button.  It should pop up a dialog to select your firmware.  Choose the ipsw that you selected previously.

When done, you'll have 5.1.1.  It will ask you if you want to restore from a previousy iphone backup.  Select your backup. Done.

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Re: How to remove IOS6

Depending on which phone you have, you can download the .ipsw and restore.  You can probably still do it quickly as the 5.1.1 firmware might still be signed digitally.

So google search for iphone 4s 5.1.1 gsm for example.  Download the ipsw.

In itunes after you back everything up to icloud or your local machine, hit alt and the restore button.  It should pop up a dialog to select your firmware.  Choose the ipsw that you selected previously.

When done, you'll have 5.1.1.  It will ask you if you want to restore from a previousy iphone backup.  Select your backup. Done.

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Re: How to remove IOS6

My 4S is currently 76% with 3hrs use all day and 10 hrs standby
Used in the car listening to music plus wifi and 3G !!!

U should pop into ur apple store and see if they can assist u with it Smiley Wink
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Re: How to remove IOS6

i just might.  but i do not want a refurb  Iphone in it's place if the battery is bad or the iphone is. my iphone is in mint condition.,

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Re: How to remove IOS6

The refurbs are the downfall now apple only stock 16gb 4S's
But u can go and see what they say regardless my 4S has a dead pixel
It does annoy me cos I know it's there plus a smart piece of plastic has come of
On the charger port but phone charges fine still will book a genius myself in a couple
Of weeks to purchase the AppleCare and get there opinion on my 2 troubles lol

Let us know what they say to u Smiley Happy
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Re: How to remove IOS6


Kerry78 wrote:
The refurbs are the downfall now apple only stock 16gb 4S's
But u can go and see what they say regardless my 4S has a dead pixel
It does annoy me cos I know it's there plus a smart piece of plastic has come of
On the charger port but phone charges fine still will book a genius myself in a couple
Of weeks to purchase the AppleCare and get there opinion on my 2 troubles lol

Let us know what they say to u Smiley Happy

What are you going to purchase AllpeCare for? If you're thinking about getting it for your 4s, think again. AppleCare+ has to be added within 30 days of purchase.

And if they swap you out with a remanufactured phone, you won't be able to tell the difference from a new one. In fact, I had my 4s swapped out the day IOS6 was released, and the genius told me they don't give out refurbs, only new units. They're packaged differently because you don't get the accessories that normally come with a new phone. And they should have a stock of each model, not just the 16GB, for replacement purposes.

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Re: How to remove IOS6

Max I'm in the UK and so I'm aware I've got till December 14th to
Purchase a 2nd years AppleCare on my 4S Smiley Happy

Apple may allow that here also we don't have AppleCare+ just standard
AppleCare, I've had my iPhone replaced already for a Brand new one
But I don't know what they will say to me when I go again lol
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Also that is interesting that u mentioned about refurb my replacement was in
A black box but the Apple rep said it was brand new, I had a good at the replacement phone I was given at the time It Was a real good refurb then if it was one lol

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Kerry78 wrote:
Also that is interesting that u mentioned about refurb my replacement was in
A black box but the Apple rep said it was brand new, I had a good at the replacement phone I was given at the time It Was a real good refurb then if it was one lol


I was told the same when my phone was replaced, that it was new. Mine was also in a black box, plastic, sealed with a label, if I remember correctly.

And good deal with the AppleCare in the UK. I wish they'd do that here in the states.

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I wish they'd do AppleCare+ here cos u guys have a better deal there Smiley Wink

I'm just getting a extended warranty against apple mishapes, u guys get the red carpet treatment Smiley Tongue
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