Restoring ipod without updating software
I am now sure I would not upgrade to i Phone 6 or whatever's next if this same kind of restrictions are set in place forcing me to do whatever Apple wants. I know there is are some options under Settings-Reset to wipe the phone; which ones of these and in what order did you do? Did you have to set the phone up as a new phone or anything? Easiest way to do this is to go to Settings - General - Reset - Erase All Contents and Settings. Before all this you have to download firmware you want, google it and you will find it.
After firmware has been installed you restore backup from last sync and you are ready to go. As far as I know, the method madmax_mfp outlines will not always work.
These tools and methods are not supported by Apple anyway, but they don't necessarily involve jailbreaking. Once I upgraded to 5, the phone was as sluggish as a snail uphill.
(not interested in jailbreaking)Thanks again, even if it isn't what I wanted to hear. Apple phone support told me I could restore without an update this morning, but when I followed the restore directions they emailed, i Tunes clearly said it would "install the latest i Phone software" so I stopped there. My AT&T unlock directions say to restore to unlock my i Phone, but I DO NOT want i OS 6.
Is there another way to legally unlock without restoring?
Can I restore my i Phone 4 (i OS 5.1.1) without updating to i OS 6?
i Tunes said it would restore and update to the latest software.