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Downgrade iOS 4.1 To 3.1.3 Without SHSH Blobs iPod Touch 3G / 2G

There is some good news for iPod Touch 2G and 3G owners as there is a method now available through which they can downgrade their devices from iOS 4.1 to 3.1.3 even if they didn’t save SHSH. All credit goes to YouTube video up-loader, Steven178p, who uploaded a video tutorial on downgrading iPod Touch 2G and 3G to form iOS 4.1 to iOS 3.1.3 by using Sn0wbreeze 2.0.2.

According to Steven:

…I tested it on the iPod 2g and 3g. It should work on every iDevice except the iPod touch 4g and iPhone 4 and iPad…

Here is the step by step guide on downgrading your iPod Touch 2G, 3G to iOS 3.1.3 from iOS 4.1 without the blobs saved.


  • Sn0wbreeze Version 2.0.2
  • iOS 3.1.3 Original IPSW Firmware File

Please note that this method is only intended for iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 2G MB Model. It will not work for iPod Touch 2G MC Model or any other iOS devices.

How To Downgrade iPod Touch 2G, 3G to iOS 3.1.3 From iOS 4.1 Without Saved SHSH Blobs

  1. The first step is to download all the mentioned pre-requistes and save them on your desktop.
  2. Once this is done., execute Sn0wbreeze and accept the disclaimer to get to Mode selection screen.
  3. Click on Expert Mode followed by Next.
  4. Once you are at Browse IPSW screen, click on Browse and point it towards iOS 3.1.3 file you just downloaded to your desktop.
  5. Now wait for Sn0wbreeze to process the IPSW. After the processing ends, click I Understand to proceed to next step.
  6. Once you are on the Option Screen, leave every thing as it is.
  7. Now click on Next and select Cydia.
  8. Press Next and you will land on Build IPSW page. Click on Build IPSW and wait for the operation to finish. [This will take a while, so hang in there].
  9. Now launch iTunes and follow onscreen Sn0wbreeze instructions to put your phone in DFU mode.
  10. Now restore your phone to custom OS 3.1.3 IPSW that you just cooked using sn0wbreeze through iTunes.

There you have it! You have now successfully downgraded your iPod Touch 2G / 3G to iOS 3.1.3 from iOS 4.1 without any SHSH Blobs.

Here is the video tutorial that we talked about earlier in the post:


Disclaimer: Please make sure that you have ample hands-on experience before trying your hands on this one. AddictiveTips won’t be liable for any damages that may incur to your device following this  process.

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  • fermmm


    • Andrew

      Dude !
      It worked !
      After a f***ing long time for trying this f***ing downgrade, i finally found this solution !!!

  • fermmm

    after build the ipsw it comes back to the first step

  • schizophrenic

    @fermmm that’s because your a dumb ass!! you should learn how to read and have some common sense you primate! after you build a new ipsw it saves on desktop! its gonna be pretty obvious since it’s gonna have “snowbreeze” as prefix. it worked for me and I have the freakishly most toughest situation at the moment coz I have a NON-MC iPod touch Model(and I dont assume you’d understand the difficulty of the situation) I have done everything there is to downgrade and only this one worked. now I’m off to Jailbreaking. so until you find the built ipsw on your desktop or learn how to locate your desktop in the first place. probably a good idea to throw your iPhone.

  • dave

    Should the host file be edited to include sauriks IP for this to work?

  • Gustavo

    This tutorial is NOT for iTouch 2g 4.1 MC! Dont even bother trying t if u have one… i’ve already searched a LOT (2 days nonstop) to downgrade or jb it but for now i think its impossible as said in other blogs/forums… and DONT download oilra1n, its fake and will damage your usb and internet access… If u have already done that, go to device manager and unistall all usb ports with problem (“!” sign), then restart computer and it should be fine.

    • sam

      gustavo, if you are just trying to jb than you can use greenpois0n. Jailbroke 2G MC itouch just fine on 4.1 firmware… but i HATE 4.1 firmware and must get this thing downgraded… obviously without an shsh saved.

  • D4v3

    I have been at this for a couple of days (using this guide + others when this hasn’t worked). I have an iTouch 2G MB model, and it should be fairly easy to do this.

    Once I create the ipsw file in Sn0wbreeze (2.0.2), I follow the steps to go into DFU mode (done it about 35 times in the last day, so I’m sure it’s actually DFU mode), and I never get the “waiting for custom firmware” screen (and YES (!!) I am putting it into DFU mode). When I try to Shift+click restore through iTunes when entering DFU is complete, I get error 1600. I get a different error when trying with vanilla iOS 3.1.3 (when it tries to verify restore with Apple).

    I believe I’ve done everything I can to fix this, but end up back at square 1 (that is, back with iOS 4.1). NOTE: I can downgrade to iOS 4.0, as I saved the blobs through Cydia, but that doesn’t help either (same result).

    If anyone has actually done this successfully with an iTouch 2G MB model, and is willing to help, I would gladly appreciate it. Thank you ahead of time.

    • daniel

      it works! itouch 2g mb model. it works

  • paul

    Hey Dude,
    Need helps here! After I’ve watched the video and followed the instruction but there is and obstacle right at the begining. The Sn0wbreeze said the IPSW that I downloaded from this site is not a right IPWS. Do you guys have any ideas??????

  • anamaux

    idevice: itouch 2g 32gb 4.0 firmware non mc

    i tried so many times but kept getting error 1601. i really hope this helps because i was able to downgrade by itouch eventually.

    1. put your device into DFU mode first (if you don’t know how just google it)
    2. connect it to your computer and run steps 1-8 EXACTLY
    3. when your screen says ready for custom firmware DONT PUT IT INTO DFU MODE AGAIN. leave it. open itunes now and it will recognize your device in DFU mode. you then hold “shift” and select “restore” and point it towards the firmware you created with sn0wbreeze which should be on you desktop.
    4. be happy that you downgraded successfully

    i dont know that much about this stuff but i really hope this helps. i know what it feels like to feel hopeless but you guys can do it. if i didn’t help sorry for wasting your time and good luck

    • wongkwokhei

      ican’t do it /.\
      idevice: itouch 3g 8gb ios 4.1

      • anamaux

        were you able to create an a custom firware using sn0wbreeze? what error did you get?

  • wongkwokhei

    is MC/.\

  • wongkwokhei

    error 1601me too

  • nobody

    it works on ipodtouch 2g mb model

  • Suntemi

    It worked great. WOW!!! I been trying to do this for more than 72 hours.

  • Randi

    does this work with ios 4.0 on non mc ipod touch 2g? thanks

  • chrislovesaw


    I have an iPod Touch, 2nd-gen 32gb. I did steps 1-8 and in DFU mode I got error 1600. I did the following

    1. Hold down lock + home for 10 sec until iPod restarts
    2. Opened iTunes, restored to the custom firmware in normal mode (the regular ipod mode, at the main screen)

    If you are stuck in DFU mode just restart it and try it in normal mode at the main screen and it should work. Just worked for me.

  • rob

    will this work with iphone 3gs 16gb on 4.1 im desperate here , help me out?

  • sam

    does this work with an ipod touch 2G MC?

  • Jen

    I was successful in downgrading an Ipod Touch 2G MB model from 4.1 to 3.1.3. You cannot do this with an Ipod Touch 2G MC Model, I tried on both models 🙂

  • emad

    anyone has done it and successful with 3g? i have tried everything above and im getting an error 1604, can be downgrade it or not please someone

  • emad

    i don’t really know how many people are fucked up in their head and dump ass and stupid because i just have done downgrade my 3G from 4.1 to 3.1.3 after 3 days sleeping at 5 in the morning without using that method above [ no offence to the guy how put in that method] at least he tried to help. But im talking about the useless people never answer my post, anyway im giving guys a great news for the 3G owners, who want to get back 3.1.3 after bad experience with ios 4.0 or 4.1. Is very easy who is really interested just ask me and i will tell how to do it without any more hasle download stuff and reseach on net.

    • luisfe

      hi emad, i am really interesting on downgrading mi ipod touch 2nd generation MC of 8gb.
      I have saved all IOS 4 shsh so I can have 4.0 – 4.1 or 4.2.1.
      Please tell me a way to downgrade to 3.1.3 without shsh!
      Thanks 🙂

    • deep

      hey emad, i have a ipt 3g with 4.1 firmware and im trying to downgrade it to 3.1.3 without shsh blobs which is almost impossible. you know how to do this?

    • matt

      emad can you tell me how to downgrade my 3g to 3.1.3 without shsh

    • feeney

      I’m not sure if this site is legit or not, but I have a ipod touch 3g i want back in 3.1.3 and i don’t have any SHSH files. can it be done? any way?

  • conn

    downgraded my ipod2g mb 4.1 to 3.1.3 ok but for some reason i cant install cydia can anyone help me with this please

    • matt

      how did you do it

  • FlameRunner

    The guy who came up with the solution is my personal Jesus Christ.
    (Yup, I’ve just paraphrased The Matrix.)

  • alastair

    Okay, so am I doing something wrong?
    I made the ipsw, installed and bamm, I have 3.1.3 I wanted to jailbreak it, there’s no Cydia thing during the making of the ipsw… can someone help me please? Thanks!

    • Myvaginaitches

      After restoring it I was able to jailbreak it like normal.

  • Janine

    omg. this worked guys! iPod touch 2g ( MB ) here, just follow the instructions!

  • Pete

    After hours of frustration trying to restore 3.1.3, this worked perfectly! Thanks!

  • Arvee

    It worked guys! my ipod is now on 3.1.3 =) My ipod is faster than it was on 4.1 😀 THANKS! =)

  • Dazza

    Ipod 2G MB model Successfully restored from 4.2.1 to 3.1.3 using this tutorial, have tried so many times until now.
    Snowbreeze 2.1 didn’t seem to work but using 2.0.2 worked a treat!!.

    Many Thanks

  • Maxhoward

    COol!!!!! I have to try this. Hope it work!

  • Maxhoward

    Oh god!!! It worked.