Easy way to downgrade back to 3.1 (until 3.2 is fixed)

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Alright, I was rather disappointed/annoyed about the 3.2 update breaking for all pre-iOS5 devices. And, I really didn't want to loose all my books/progress/etc with some of the downgrade methods I saw on here.

Luckily, I found that re-installing the 3.1 ipa via iFunBox worked great. I didn't need to uninstall 3.2 first, so I didn't loose any progress or settings. So, this worked great.

1) get access to a PC (iFunbox no worky for Mac)
2) Get iFunbox (free, and cool): http://www.i-funbox.com/
3) Get Stanza 3.1 ipa (I up'ed it here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XQL88HLJ)
4) Run iFunBox
5) Click the "Install App [ AppFastIn ] button, and select the 3.1 ipa
6) $$$ profit !

I backed up the entire Stanza folder before the resinstall, but it didn't become necessary.

Hope this helps all the others on here.
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Thanks! It worked like a charm!
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Jan Pražák

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iFunbox is very cool tool I didn't know about, so thanks for link.
But, unfortunately, this downgrade didn't work for me. Everything proceeded successfully but Stanza keeps crashing still :(
Hope the team will release stable version soon...
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Thank you, it worked for me too! Maybe, Jan, you didn't restart your phone?
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I retrieved my old Stanza successfully from the Recycle Bin. Luckily, it wasn't emptied.

1. Restore the ipa file (Stanza 1.ipa) from Recycle Bin back to the Mobile Applications directory (search for that folder on your system).
2. Go into iTunes and make sure the Apps listing show Stanza app icon. If the file is not found for Stanza, locate the ipa file for it. If the app icon is missing altogether, add it: File > Add File To Library, and add the ipa file for Stanza.
3. Sync to your ipod Touch.

That worked for me.
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Thanks so much for the info on how to restore to the old stanza if you have the file. I made sure there were no copies of the new version on itunes or the ipod. I found the old version on my pc by doing a stanza search, put it into my i tunes media/ mobile applications folder and opened itunes. It wasn't there at first but I added the file by going to the file menu in itunes and using "add a file to library". It then showed up on my itunes apps and when I synced the ipod good old stanza was restored. Yea!