Restore your ipod without updating
Is there an option later in the restore process to not change to i OS 6? Is there another way to legally unlock without restoring?
(not interested in jailbreaking)Thanks again, even if it isn't what I wanted to hear. Apple phone support told me I could restore without an update this morning, but when I followed the restore directions they emailed, i Tunes clearly said it would "install the latest i Phone software" so I stopped there. My AT&T unlock directions say to restore to unlock my i Phone, but I DO NOT want i OS 6.
For example, your phone may be jailbroken, so updating would change its status.
There are also a lot of cases in which users have an older model, with just 16GB of storage, so updating it to the latest i OS version would result in a slower phone.
Is there another way to legally unlock without restoring?
(not interested in jailbreaking)Thanks again, even if it isn't what I wanted to hear. I did not buy my i Phone with i OS 6 on it and I don't want it.
If the hashes check out against the firmware file you are trying to install, i Tunes proceeds with the firmware installation.
If the hashes don't match, it means the firmware file has been tampered with, and i Tunes will abort the installation.
Sometimes, for various reasons, restoring your i Phone will be the only solution you have to overcome its issues and make full use of Apple’s operating system once again.
Some tools exist that request this permission for the latest firmware and store the "OK" reply from the Apple servers. Looks like I'm screwed by Apple, with no way to restore or unlock without a downgrade (yes downgrade) to i OS 6. Therefore you do not buy an i Phone every time it comes out.
If you haven't used these when 5.1.1 was available, there is no way you can now restore to 5.1.1. This is the same situation I experienced with i OS 5 when I was using a 3GS.
As mentioned above, users with jailbroken i Phones will automatically want to avoid restoring their phones and updating, since the status of the phone will be lost.
Can I restore my i Phone 4 (i OS 5.1.1) without updating to i OS 6?