[WIN] Downgrade iPt 1G and 2G from 3.0 to 2.2.1

Discussion in 'iPod touch Firmware 3.0' started by frightenedcow, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. frightenedcow

    frightenedcow New Member

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    so here is a tut on how to downgrade from 3.0 to 2.2.1 using WINDOWS. (even windows 7)
    i did this to my 2g.

    STEPS

    1. download Quickfreedom ---- click here
    2. install it
    3. click "jailbreak ipod"
    4. it will require that you install LibUSB. (beware this can mess you up if you dont install it right.)
    5. click the "Install LIBUSB" button
    6. follow the instruction on how to install it in compatibility mode if you are running Vista or Windows 7
    7. install it
    8. browse for your 2.2.1 firmware in Quickfreedom or download it. (tip: make sure its for the 2g. its called iPod2,1_2.2.1_5H11a_Restore)
    9. click next
    10. ignore this step. click next again
    11. you will now need to put it in DFU mode. i suggest using the "DFU instructions" button. this step may take a few tries cuz it did for me. once its in DFU mode it will start the pre-jailbreak and will turn your ipod screen WHITE. this is good! once it is done doing its thing you can open iTunes and SHIFT+CLICK+RESTORE and browse for your copy of the 2.2.1 firmware. it will then restore you to 2.2.1!!!!!!
    12. CONGRATS!!!!! hopefully you did it with no problems!!
    13. jailbreak your 2.2.1 ipod! (optional but RECOMMENDED of course)




    EDIT: lots of people have been posting that they can downgrade to 2.2.1 without using this method but others have said that they had to use the steps listed above. i dont know the reason why some people can just SHIFT+CLICK+RESTORE and downgrade to 2.2.1 and i really dont care. im just showing you how to downgrade if the old fashioned way doesnt work.

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    here is a tut by Spydaman on how to downgrade your 1G to 2.2.1. all credit goes to him and the maker of the youtube video.

  2. Alok

    Alok New Member

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    aren't there posts & threads like this?
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    frightenedcow New Member

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    not for windows i dont think. i asked Kiks and he said theres not a tut for windows.
  4. Alok

    Alok New Member

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    Oh, ok. I'm sure this'll help people

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    (ie: n00bs)
  5. supahsain

    supahsain New Member

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    highly doubt cuz most of them don;t know how to search
  6. pody08

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    This is really complicated and long. Just put it in dfu mode and restore
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    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't work like that.

    Needs the pre-jailbreak patches first........
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    frightenedcow New Member

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    yeah if it were that easy no one would need a tut.
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    studangerous Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    This nicely complements the existing Mac downgrade tutorial. Stuck.
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    frightenedcow New Member

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    BOOYA! thanks Stu!!

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