hi want to restore to 4.3.2 after 4.3.3 released

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  1. Mohamedselim

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    some questions for a novice like me :

    1- can i restore my ipad 1 to 4.3.2 i`m already in 4.3.2 but need to restore it after the 4.3.3 released or i will be obligated to restore to 4.3.3 only even if i downloaded already the 4.3.2 firmware and will press shift button and click restore in itunes but i have not saved ssh but this is not downgrade it is only restore to the same firmware for a clean install

    2- will the restore by the previous method make a clean install as intended or the previous apps and consumed big disk space will be the same (i do not intend to apply restore from a backup file)

    3- if i jailbreak afterwards with redsnow will i be able to use the same ipsw file that i used in the restore

    thanks alot
     
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    You cannot restore to 4.3.2 for a clean install, the underlying procedure is the same as downgrading, so without the SHSH blobs is it not possible. And you mentioned that you don't have those.

    Anyway, there is an untethered jb for 4.3.3, so you could just upgrade via iTunes and than jb.

    Another thought, if your iPad is currently jailbroken, than you have the SHSH blobs saved. Just download tinyumbrella, run it while the iPad is connected and select Save sHsH blobs, it should download the blobs from Cydia. Afterwards you could just restore to 4.3.2.
     
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    I'm with DUMI. Restore 4.3.3. It will be nice and clean as you requested. No residual apps or settings. Then jailbreak with latest redsn0w. I'll be doing the same tonight!
     
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    You are correct. But save 4.3.3 NOW using TinyUmbrella. It's just good practice.

    I posted in the main iPad2 JB discussion thread recently, I don't think there is any reason for someone in your situation not to upgrade to 4.3.3 based on the latest news from the dev-team (posted in that thread)
     
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    thanks alot for all the quick replys much appreciated but small question :

    will i need to upgrade via itunes by making itunes download 4.3.3 firmware or i must download firmware 4.3.3 from forum links as i noticed that redsnow need downloaded firmware to begin jb so after restoring with apple firmware via itunes i will not find the firmware again to but in redsnow via browse to begin jb and where is the link of firmware for 4.3.3 ipad 1 and the same firmware file used in restore and upgrade will be used in jb via redsnow or not ?

    thanks alot
     
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    You may as well download from our link as you will need the IPSW twice. Make sure you shift-click (option-click on Mac) the restore button in iTunes to select the firmware you download.
     
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    You can only save blobs for THE current firmware, not your current firmware. So, at the moment, you can only request blobs for 4.3.3 as that is the current firmware. That's why you must request them NOW and save them away for later... So that when Apple stops signing 4.3.3, you have copies of your own...
     
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    Ahh. That's a little clearer. OK. 2 problems.

    First, I don't think you have the latest TU (posted today?) which can save 4.3.3 blobs. Double check. TU has up to this point required a new release every time there is a new iOS version. The developer is working to make this automatic from now on...

    Second, on the "Advanced" tab of TU, the default is to set your PC hosts file to Cydia on exit. This will PREVENT you from being able to install the latest firmware (4.3.3). It is kind of a safety measure for the bad old days so you couldn't "accidentily" update to the latest version of iOS in case it was not jailbroken yet.

    To disable this, just untick the box on the TU advanced tab and close TU. iTunes will then point straight to Apple for 4.3.3 blobs and will authorise the update. Alternatively, if you know how to edit your hosts file manually, remove the line for gs.apple.com, but using the TU option is easier...

    Hope that helps!
     
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    PS - If you do have the latest TU, make sure you untick the "Request SHSH from Cydia" on the advanced tab to get your 4.3.3 blobs straight from Apple. Apparently Cydia is having a problem getting 4.3.3 which Saurik is aware of and working on. OK?
     
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    Yes, I would suggest whenever a new iOS version is released, you use TU to save new blobs for that version. You shouldn't need to repeat a firmware for any reason.
     

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