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How to roll back the update for any app on your iPhone and iPad

Recently Apple has opened access to all versions of the mobile software for iOS. Charles Proxy is a useful tool for Mac and Windows, with which you can download from the App Store than older versions of games and apps. In some situations it may be useful to you? The need to rollback to the latest release may be associated with the emergence of software restrictions (like removing the music section of “Vkontakte”) or various software failures.

Here is instruction on how to perform the jailbreak apps on iPhone and iPad:

Step 1: Download, install and run Charles on this link. On a Mac, click Grant Privileges and enter the administrator password.

Step 2: Launch iTunes and download the app in the store for which you want to downgrade.

Step 3: In the Charles box you will see several servers, connects to iTunes, you need to find one that has the word “buy”. Right click on it and select Enable SSL Proxying.

Step 4: go Back to iTunes and stop the application from loading.

Step 5: Again, find this app in the search iTunes and click the button to Download.

Step 6: go Back to Charles and look for lines with the word “buy”. In the program window you will see the second object that says “buy”. And we need it. Go back to iTunes and stop the download.

Step 7: open Charles until the end of the branch with the word “buy” and look for the line buyProduct. Right click, then Export and specify desktop as the location to save the file.

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Step 8: On the desktop you will have a new XML file. Open it in any test editor and find the field:


Below you will see lines like:


This is a different version of your application, starting from the oldest to the newest. Copy to the clipboard the desired version number (at random).

Step 9: go Back to Charles, right click and select Edit buyProduct.

Step 10: Click the bottom Text and find the following line at the top of the page:


At the top, between the keys <string>XXXX</string> you will see the value. Replace it with something that copied it in step 8. Then click Execute at the bottom.

Step 11: Scroll down on the Response tab to line <key>bundleShortVersionString</key>. Below you will see the numerical value of the version of the application. If this is not the version that you need, repeat the procedure from step 8, copy to clipboard, different.

Step 12: Again right click on buyProduct, but this time select Breakpoints.

Step 13: Switch to iTunes, find your app and refresh the page. Click the Download button.

Step 14: go Back to Charles, click to select the object with the word “buy”, and in the right pane, switch to Edit Request –> XML Text. Here in the <string>XXX</string> paste the code you copied in step 8. Press the Execute button.

Step 15: When you see the Breakpoint again then Execute.

Step 16: Return to the iTunes: the download should continue.

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Step 17: Look at the tab My program, where the program is downloaded. Find it in the list and right click Information. Note the version field: this must be an old build of the program.

Step 18: connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer and drag the app icon on your device. Before synchronization of gadget, be sure to try more new app. Once the sync is complete on your gadget is an old version of the program.

Step 19: Close and remove Charles.

Below you can see the video tutorial to downgrade from iDB:

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