Many people would wonder why a person would want to downgrade from a higher version to a lower version of a device. We usually upgrade our equipment but it’s rare to hear a person downgrade. There is a simple reason that you would need an iPhone downgrade.
iPhone 3G user’s reported that they had experienced slow processing time and this was causing application to crash when used on the iPod Touch 3G. There is no official way to deal with this problem, but unofficial ways always exist to deal with the problems and one of the ways is performing an iPhone downgrade.
The following steps will help you downgrade your iPod Touch & iPhone iOS to 3.1.3
- First you will need to navigate to “c:windowssystem32driversetc” after this, you will need to open the host file on notepad. You can do this by right clicking on the file and choosing to open with notepad. At the end of the document add this “22.214.171.124 gs.apple.com”.
- Now you will need to connect your iPod Touch to iTunes in recovery mode. To do this you will need to switch off the hand set and keep pressing the home button on the handset and connect the USB cable. After boot up and connecting to iTunes, window will appear on the screen. You can now stop pressing the home button.
- Open iTunes and you will see iPod/iphone detected. Now continuously press the shift or Alt key and click on the restore option. Select the original OS 3.1.3 and that’s it. Your iPod downgrade is complete. You can now restart your iPod Touch and enjoy your entertainment.
It’s only a matter of 3 steps to downgrade iPod Touch iOS 3.1.3. It can be done easily from the comfort of your home without consulting a software engineer. Be sure you have read the instructions and understood them clearly before downgrading your iPhone.
Getting iPod Touch and iPhone downgrade
3.1.3 iOS can be loaded on your iPod from the internet to suite your choice. However there is no way for you to downgrade your iPods on the internet. This is because a downgrade means you’re modifying the hardware from 4.0 to downgrade iPod Touch3.1.3. This can only be done manually since it is an operation that modifies the whole gadgets operations. As I said earlier in the article, officially there has been no announcement of any iPod Touch downgrade and it has only been tried by gadget wizards, who know what to modify to make the device work better. Without an official downgrade announcement, we risk losing the warranty on the item.
The company may consider the warranty null and void due to tampering with the hardware. Once you downgrade iPod Touch 3.1.3 there may be no warranty if the company finds out that you have done it. For people who like sticking to the rules of the book it would be better for them to launch a claim with the company and ask for a replacement.