Downgrade iOS firmware is becoming a trending topic since the release of OdysseusOTA, which allows jailbroken users to downgrade their iPhone or iPad to older firmware without SHSH blobs. The downside of it though is the lack of supportive iOS versions and devices.

At the moment, OdysseusOTA and its second version only has support for iPhone 4s and iPad 2 and will only let you downgrade back to iOS 6.1.3. A new downgrade tool called Beehind is aiming to change that. This downgrade utility is currently in beta, this means there will be more features and more improvements in the future.


Beehind is a tool developed for Windows, and it requires at least Windows Vista or higher. All iOS devices using 32bit CPUs are supported.

  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 4
  • iPad Mini 1
  • iPod touch 4G
  • iPod touch 5G

Beehind Downgrade Features


  1. Downgrade of ALL 32-bit based devices to ALL iOS versions with known decryption keys.
  2. Tethered Downgrade (without SHSH) of ALL A4 devices (exploitable with limera1n) to ALL iOS Versions + tethered boot utility
  3. Fully automated downgrades/restores without the use of iTunes. Beehind will do everything with just one click!
  4. (maybe) Repartition, Dual Boot and permanent Jailbreak in a different partition (Yes, theorically kloader can make this possible)

As mentioned earlier, Beehind is still in beta, which means there are some more works needed to be done in order for all features to be supported. If do you give this tool a try, be sure to let its developers know if you find any bugs or problems during the downgrade stages.

One thing I can ensure though is that Beehind is easier than OdysseusOTA in term of usability because all you have to do is connect your iOS device and click Build IPSW. Not to indicate that it will be compatible with more devices.

Here is a video showing you how to use Beehind to downgrade without SHSH blobs.

  • rorn thary

    my phone is iphone 5,2 i want to downgrade ios9 to 8 or 7 ro 6 what can i use tool for downgrade my iphone require?

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  • Pnut

    Had high hopes to finally downgrade my sluggish old ipad2 with iOS 9.1 to a previous iOS to get back the more responsive iPad I used to have.

    However, downgrading with this tool still needs a jailbroken device, so pretty useless for many of us stuck in a new iOS that either want to jailbreak or just want to revert to an older iOS.

    This tool seems to have so much potential if it could do it’s job on non-jailbroken devices, however it is probably only useful for a happy few, not for the majority whose reasons to downgrade will be to be able jailbreak.

    • Kyle

      Look up flying jailbreak on google, should help you jailbreak and then you can downgrade

  • Tunahan

    Thats a very good tool

  • farhan qureshi

    does it work?

  • rockkryyder

    does it work on iphone 5s???
    from ios 9.2 to 8.3???

    • kk


  • Noah

    Hi my friend! I want to say that this article is amazing, nice written and include almost all important infos. I’d like to see more posts like this.

  • Hamid

    First of all thank for your work, it will be better it beehind can support non-jailbroken devices. I have iPhone 4s running 9.2, I want to downgrade it to iOS 6.1.3.
    I hope this will be possible as soon as possible.

  • Rodolfo

    Is your software can work with icloud lock iphone 4s that has a ios 9.2?
    can it be possible to downgrade into ios 6.1.3?
    Thanks hope it works….

  • Bruno

    I am very surprised, that this works!

    • matthew

      Im on 9.3.2 on ipad 2 do i have tl be jailbroken

  • Ryan

    Note that Beehind’s non-SHSH downgrade method won’t work for an iPad 2 version 2,4 (released in March 2012) because its decryption keys weren’t made public. If you have this model then you’re pretty much SOL unless you have the SHSH blobs, but who actually saved those? Seriously, 99.9% of Apple users wouldn’t have even *heard* of SHSH blobs until they already upgraded and then started desperately surfing for ways to downgrade again. 🙁

  • Giuseppe

    Good afternoon, I want downgrade a iPhone 4. May I?

  • Rahul

    Can I downgrade my iPhone 5c on iOS 9.2.1 to iOS 7? Phone is not jailbroken yet. Also can I downgrade my iPod touch 4th gen from iOS 6.1.3 to iOS 4 or 5?

    • matthew

      Im on 9.3.2 on ipad 2 is it required to be jailbroken?

  • Jake

    Is this tool able to downgrade my iPad 1 from IOS 5.0.1 to any IOS 4 version? I would prefer IOS 4.3.5 however. Thanks for the help

    • teeayeand

      Not with the current version.

  • christ laraby

    can i pls have the download link

  • CastBound

    Can i downgrade from iOS 9? More important, i do not own an iPhone 4s or an iPad 2. However i have an iPod touch 5th gen. Can i downgrade my iPod to iOS 6.1.3 (which is the exact version i want)

  • Cico

    My Ipad 2 is live again. From 8.3 to 6.1.3….it works.

  • matthew

    My ipad 2 is slow on 9.3.2 and want to downgrade do i have to be jaikbroken im not jailbroken but need to downgrade i want to use my ipad again i havent used it because of its really slow on the latest version of ios9.3.2

  • Alex

    Hello, can this work in visual studio 2012 for desktop?

  • Jigar Kapasiya

    can i downgrade my iphone 5 ios10 beta version to any ios6 version ive downloded “iPhone5,1_6.1.4_10B350_Restore.ipsw”

  • Emre

    Can I use it to upgrade jailbroken ipad mini from ios 6 to ios 8 with beehind?

  • Ezra

    Will this work on an iPod Touch 5G on 9.2.1 (no jailbreak)?

  • Coolboy

    My iphone 4s is on ios 9.3.2 which can’t be jailbroken yet for 32bits.So is there any way to downgrade my iphone 4s wihout jailbreak?

  • Aesi

    Works it on an iPod Touch 5G on 9.3.2 (no jailbreak, no shsh)?

  • Sahil

    Can I downgrade my iPad mini 1 running on iOS 9.3.5 to iOS 9.0.2?? Please answer….My iPad is unjailbroken