[How To] Downgrade 2.1 to 2.0.2 using iTunes 8

Discussion in 'iPod touch Firmware 2.X' started by nudded, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. nudded

    nudded New Member

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    1. Put your iPod in DFU mode (see this link for DFU mode guide)

    2. On a mac: hold option key while clicking the restore button
    On a windows based pc: hold down shift key while clicking the restore button

    3. navigate to the folder where your 2.0.2 restore.ipsw is located

    4. click open

    5. wait a long time since it will completely erase your root partition

    6. use quickpwn to jailbreak the ipod touch

    7. enjoy

    EDIT:
    If you keep getting errors, first do a restore to 2.1 and then follow my guide to downgrade.
    If it still gives errors try downgrading to another firmware (e.g. 2.0.1 or 2.0)

    hope this helps
  2. Beau

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    Verified a few hours ago. Works just fine

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  3. Frozen72

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    Its good to know the option is there but Im not ever going back to 2.0.x. 1.1 is just too damn stable and fast, this is what 2.0 should have been in the first release
  4. Manning22

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    good tutorial, BUT what should i do of i keep getting errors? i have hadto go all the way back to 2.0... sounds a bit stupid though... probably just me... BUT maybe just add it to your post or whatever
  5. nudded

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    Your wish is my command

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  6. danomac

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    I am in recovery mode but when I go to my downloads>ipod2.0.2>firmware>all flash or dfu nothing in these 2 files are clickable. what am I doing wrong?
  7. nudded

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    your pc unzipped the ipsw file. either you zip it or you download it again and you make sure your pc doesn't open it after it is downloaded
  8. Dondon2d

    Dondon2d New Member

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    Recovery and DFU mode is different.
  9. danomac

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    i am on a mac. how do you stop the download from unzipping on a mac?

    Does anyone know where to get a good copy of 2.0.2? I have scoured the net and found a few places, but I don't know if they are trustworthy.
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    awesome, seems 2.1 isnt any better than 2.0.2 atleast for web browsing anyway, this guide will come in handy

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