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Downgrading app version

07-10-2010, 09:29 PM
#1
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Downgrading app version

Is there a way to downgrade an app without uninstalling it first?

I accidentally updated some games, but fortunately still have the old .IPAs from my backup.

I tried deleting the apps from iTunes and reinstalling the old .IPAs but it won't downgrade the games on my iPhone to previous version

Four most influential games: Papi Jump, iDracula, Fieldrunners, Flight Control.
07-10-2010, 09:37 PM
#2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by don_k View Post
Is there a way to downgrade an app without uninstalling it first?

I accidentally updated some games, but fortunately still have the old .IPAs from my backup.

I tried deleting the apps from iTunes and reinstalling the old .IPAs but it won't downgrade the games on my iPhone to previous version
I think the only way to do this, is to... (DARE I SAY IT? I must to answer i=his question!)... get a cracked version!

07-10-2010, 10:07 PM
#3
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No no no, no cracked version.

First, my iPhone has never been and never will be jailbroken.

Second, I'm not into piracy.

Four most influential games: Papi Jump, iDracula, Fieldrunners, Flight Control.
07-10-2010, 10:52 PM
#4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by don_k View Post
Is there a way to downgrade an app without uninstalling it first?
No.
If you havn't synced since you updated you can delete the app and re-sync the old version back to your phone. If you've synced since you updated, it's gone. I had the same issue with Bird Strike. I wanted to keep the version where he cussed. Oh well.
Hope that helps and good luck.

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07-10-2010, 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by CygnetSeven View Post
No.
If you havn't synced since you updated you can delete the app and re-sync the old version back to your phone. If you've synced since you updated, it's gone. I had the same issue with Bird Strike. I wanted to keep the version where he cussed. Oh well.
Hope that helps and good luck.
Was wondering this myself with Warblade. Thanks for the response.

Last edited by Coldar; 07-10-2010 at 11:13 PM.
07-10-2010, 11:17 PM
#6
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I just had to do this today when I downloaded the latest "Beneath a Steel Sky". When I synced, it complained I did not have the latest OS (it turns out to be iOS4 only and I am still on OS 3). I still had the previous ipa file in my trash.

Here's what I did:
1) Took the ipa file from the trash and placed it on the desktop.
2) I had to delete the new one from the Apps tab from iTunes.
3) Then I dragged and dropped the old ipa file onto iTunes to install it.
4) Re-synced.

This is for Windows OS.
07-11-2010, 12:24 AM
#7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CygnetSeven View Post
No.
If you havn't synced since you updated you can delete the app and re-sync the old version back to your phone. If you've synced since you updated, it's gone. I had the same issue with Bird Strike. I wanted to keep the version where he cussed. Oh well.
Hope that helps and good luck.
Thanks, I already synced it so that means no luck for me?
I seriously don't know what happened, I feel like I had never downloaded the new version but suddenly it was updated on my iPhone..

Quote:
Originally Posted by SSquared View Post
I just had to do this today when I downloaded the latest "Beneath a Steel Sky". When I synced, it complained I did not have the latest OS (it turns out to be iOS4 only and I am still on OS 3). I still had the previous ipa file in my trash.

Here's what I did:
1) Took the ipa file from the trash and placed it on the desktop.
2) I had to delete the new one from the Apps tab from iTunes.
3) Then I dragged and dropped the old ipa file onto iTunes to install it.
4) Re-synced.

This is for Windows OS.
Yeah that's because the new version isn't installed yet I suppose?

Four most influential games: Papi Jump, iDracula, Fieldrunners, Flight Control.
07-11-2010, 12:36 AM
#8
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Location: US
Posts: 745
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Originally Posted by don_k View Post
No no no, no cracked version.

First, my iPhone has never been and never will be jailbroken.

Second, I'm not into piracy.
Well, I can understand if you don't want to jailbreak your phone, but how is downloading a game you paid for, just an older version, pirating?

I know, it's probably illegally pirating, but I personally don't pirate for moral reason, not because of the law (which doesn't catch 99.9% of all pirates).
07-11-2010, 03:58 AM
#9
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@kcur:

I still have the previous version files from my backup.

Four most influential games: Papi Jump, iDracula, Fieldrunners, Flight Control.