Can I flash this IPSW?? Need help!

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  1. Skumchops

    Skumchops iPF Noob

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    Hello everyone and thank you for taking the time to read this. I recently acquired an ipad on ios4.x i jailbroke, but I want to be on 5.11 so that I can use the apps that I run my business on. Is it as simple as downloading the specific IPSW from apple and then manually selecting it from itunes?? Will I then just be on stock 5.11 ready to be jailbroken?? My Apple savvy friend that there is a special way to get it to IOS 5 and since I'm loaning it from him he does not want to have to restore ios 6 and make it unjailbreakable for however long. My specialty is android but I have defected as the apps for Apple are years beyond android. So I am a newb asking probably a newb question. And yes I did UTMSE. So please just me know if the above procedure would work. And once again thank you for your time.

    Skummy
     
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    Skumchops iPF Noob

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    I forgot to mention that this is an ipad 2. Just in case there was any confusion.
     
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    Unfortunately, it's not a matter of "just" putting the iOS you want onto the iPad. Apple only approves the most current firmware and you've got to jump through hoops (if eligible) to get an iOS you want onto the iPad.

    For your situation, if you have the SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1.1 and for any version of iOS 4.x, then you should be able to use the jail break tool redsn0w to get your iPad2 to iOS 5.1.1. Here's the details from the Dev-Team (the makers/releasers of redsn0w):

    For more information on blobs and why they are important, see this: http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/59291-shsh-blobs-faq-new-improved-2012-a.html

    If you have both sets of blobs, then see this link for guidance on how to get the redsn0w tool (and how to use it): RE-RESTORE
    http://www.ipadforums.net/showthread.php?t=92572

    Hope this helps. Holler back if you have questions.

    Marilyn
     

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