Many people need to downgrade iOS firmware for one reason or the other. The typical way to downgrade your iOS firmware is though SHSH blobs. There are a couple of tools and tweaks that let you downgrade iOS firmware without SHSH blobs as well. In this article we’d be showing you how to use Beehind to downgrade your iOS firmware.
Beehind uses the method used by OdysseusOTA to downgrade iOS firmware over-the-air. Even though OdysseusOTA got its fame because it allows users to downgrade iOS firmware without SHSH blobs, its functionality is limited. That’s because it supports only iPhone 4s and iPad 2 and can downgrade only to iOS 6.1.3. This gap in service is filled to some extent by Beehind.
Beehind downgrades your iOS devices for various iOS versions and devices. It required Windows based computers, at least Windows Vista or higher. Beehind is compatible with all 32-bit iOS devices. The method of downgrading iOS is similar to OdysseusOTA expect that it has a GUI based interface.
Use Beehind to Downgrade iOS Firmware Without Jailbreak
Some of the interesting features of Beehind are:
- Beehind can downgrade all 32-bit iOS devices with known decryption keys.
- Downgrade by Beehind is tethered without SHSH for all A4 devices with limera1n to all iOS versions with tethered boot utility.
- You don’t need iTunes to use Beehind to downgrade iOS firmware.
- The Beehind downgrade process is a one-click process.
- Kloader can also allow Beehind to partition dual boot and permanent Jailbreak in a different partition.
Beehind downgrades iOS firmware with Kloader. Kloader loads a decrypted image and lets you bootstrap a pwned iBSS. This restores your iOS device to a custom IPSW. The method used by Beehind to downgrade iOS firmware is by far the most stable one and is practically similar to that of Odysseus. Not to mention, a lot more compatible.
How to Use Beehind to Downgrade Your iOS Firmware
Beehind is user friendly way to downgrade your iOS device. Before you use Beehind, connect your device and make sure you have the latest version of Beehind installed on your computer.
- Open Beehind.
- Click on “Choose” button.
- Select original iOS 6.1.3 IPSW for your device.
- Wait for it to analyze your device and confirm that your device is compatible for an iOS downgrade without SHSH blobs.
- When you’re prompted to insert ECID number, click on “New Apple Device found! Click here to get its ECID” under the text input field.
- This will open a dialog box. Click Yes
- Click Build IPSW.
- Wait for the directory to build. It will take some time.
- When it’s done, click OK and then OK again when prompted.
- Make sure that your device is connected with your computer and click “Enter Pwnd DFU mode.” Make sure you click only once and wait.
- Wait for 30-40 seconds even if nothing happens.
- After some time, your device screen will turn black as Beehind looks for devices in Soft DFU mode.
- If you see a warning message, just disconnect and then connect your device from the computer and click OK.
- Now Beehind will successfully detect your device in DFU mode. Click OK.
- Now close all the screens that open except Beehind. Don’t click anything except the “…” button.
- Select new IPSW file created by Beehind. Now click on Restore button.
- A cmd window will popup but you don’t need to do anything at all.
Beehind will continue its work for a while as it downgrades your iOS firmware. Sit back and relax till your device reboots itself to indicate that Beehind has downgraded your device successfully.