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F1rmware: Get, Install the iOS Version You Need

7 March 2013 1,282 views 4 Comments

How do you get back to an iOS version you knew and loved? Bradley Friedman's F1rmware makes the task of finding and downloading it very easy, indeed.

You have an iPhone 4, for example, and were quite happy running iOS 5.1.1, but some fool convinced you to install iOS 6 and things just haven’t been right since (i.e. Maps, Wi-Fi, etc). How do you get back to the iOS version you knew and loved? Bradley Friedman’s F1rmware makes the task of finding and downloading very easy, indeed.

F1rmware (download) is a Mac app and, as shown above, it’s extremely easy to use. Currently, it supports the following iThings and iOS versions:

• iPhone 3GS
• All iPhone 4
• All iPhone 4S
• All iPhone 5 models
• All iPad 2 models
• All iPad 3 models
• All iPad 4 models
• All iPad Mini models
• iPod touch 4G, 5G

• 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1, 5.1.1
• 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2

Once the download is complete, connect your iThing to your Mac and fire up iTunes. With the device selected in the left sidebar (or drop down menu), click Summary and then, with the Option key pressed, click Check for Update and you will be prompted to locate the iOS firmware you want to install.

And, off you go. Pretty darned simple.

Of course, not all iThings will run every legacy version of iOS, but F1rmware is a very nice tool nonetheless…

What’s your take?

Source: Bradley Friedman via modmmyi.com

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