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
- Downgrade of ALL 32-bit based devices to ALL iOS versions with known decryption keys.
- Tethered Downgrade (without SHSH) of ALL A4 devices (exploitable with limera1n) to ALL iOS Versions + tethered boot utility
- Fully automated downgrades/restores without the use of iTunes. Beehind will do everything with just one click!
- (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.