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    Hello all, my ipad is running extremely slow and certain applications cease to load (crash at startup), so I would like to do a complete restore (to factory condition). My concern is whether the ipad will update to IOS 6 (I am still on ios 5.1.1).

    So the question is, will doing a full reset (settings / reset all setting) restore the ipad, and then download and apply IOS6.0. Since the reviews on IOS 6 are less than stellar I would like to keep IOS 5.1.1

    Thanks.

    PMT
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    Yes, a restore will install iOS 6.

    Have you ever saved SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1.1 (and did you get to iOS 5.1.1 via iTunes, not over the air)? You didn't/don't have to be jail broken to save those blobs - but you had to have saved them while Apple was authorizing that iOS.

    If yes, there is a new method to re-restore to iOS 5.1.1. See this tutorial: http://www.ipadforums.net/showthread.php?t=92572

    If the answer is no, then i'm afraid you're either stuck with your iPad running slow on iOS 5.1.1 or making the upgrade to iOS 6.

    Marilyn
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    i do have the shsh as well as the files from the mentoned link. Where do I place the IPSW file, do I open it with ITUNES, save it to the apps folder.... so that the restore will know where to find it.

    thanks again.
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    Nah, just download the IPSW from here: http://www.ipadforums.net/showthread.php?t=24939.

    Put it any where you want it (don't use iTunes to save/open it); I put mine on my desktop. You'll just need to know where you put it as the redsn0w program, at some point, will ask you to point to it.

    Marilyn
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    i do have the shsh as well as the files from the mentoned link.&nbsp; Where do I place the IPSW file, do I open it with ITUNES, save it to the apps folder.... so that the restore will know where to find it.<br><br>thanks again.
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    great thanks...

    ok what am I doing incorrectly.... i downloaded the ipad 2 wifi 5.1.1 ipsw..saved to the desktop, and when I run redsnow and select the file I get the following error...
    THE IPSW IS NOT SUPPORTED BY THIS VERSION OF REDSNOW

    FINGERPRINT:
    92EBD.......

    i am running redsnow 09.15b1 - downloaded and tried .15b2 and get the following error:
    not the correct IPSW. PLEASE LOCATE IPAD2,1_5.1.1_9Z999
    I looked at the supplied website, and can not find this version of the ipsw... onlyipad 2,1.5.1_9b206...
    am I essentially screwed for the moment....

    thanks....
    PMT

    you are a great help...thanks for the input...
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    When you upgraded to iOS 5.1.1, did you do it over the air (OTA; from on the iPad) or with iTunes? Cause that might be it - you can't re-restore if you got to iOS 5.1.1 via OTA.

    Marilyn
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    Figured it out.... I had recoverguard installed, which "tricked" apple in thinking is was the latest and greatest IOS. uninstalled it, and everything worked out great.

    much appreciated for your input...

    pMT
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    Phew! Glad it was something fixable. :) Glad to hear you got it all sorted.

    Marilyn

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