20 July 2011

How To Downgrade Your iPhone From iTunes 10.5 To iTunes 10.3x On Windows [Guide]

Many of us tried out iOS 5 but with some time they wanted to downgrade their iOS device to iOS 4.3.x so to make this step you will have to downgrade iTunes from version 10.5 to version 10.3x, so if you don't know how we will cover you this guide that will help you to downgrade your iPhone from iTunes 10.5 to iTunes 10.3x on Windows.

STEP 1 : Before anything you must download the latest verison of iTunes which found Here

STEP 2 : Be sure that your media files are safe by locating your iTunes file which should be in C:\My Documents\My Music or C:\Users(your username)\Music in Windows 7. Copy the folder to another location just in case.

STEP 3 : After that open start menu and go to control panel, programs and features, uninstall the following things from your computer :

  • Apple Application support
  • Apple Mobile Device Support
  • Apple Software Update
  • iTunes
STEP 4 : when you are done, download CC Cleaner from here, install it and run it in order to remove all registry entries that are still lurking around in your PC created by iTunes beta, the process is automated.

STEP 5 : Restart your PC.

STEP 6 : Now, go to your iTunes file location (Not the backup you made earlier) and find the file named iTunes Library.itl and rename it to iTunes Library.itl.old, just like the image below :
STEP 7 : Open the folder Previous iTunes Libraries and find the file with the latest date prior to upgrading to iTunes 10.5 beta. In my case it was iTunes Library 2011-06-10.itl
STEP 8 : Almost done, now install the current non beta version of iTunes which you downloaded in the beginning , that’s it, you’re done!

If you faced any problem while downgrading, we hope to hear your problems in the comment section or on our Facebook page thanks.

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