Can I change which server my Minecraft skin goes to? (If yes, how?)

Before anybody closes this… I am not referring to the current method of obtaining skins.

How do I change the old skin? (Obtained through Method 1)

I know the upload box in your Minecraft Profile page changes the result for the new (second) result, but is there any way to sync or at least change the old (first) method?

As you can see, the skins on both URLs (for the same user) are different. (not in the sense that one is the newer 64×64 format and the other is still 64×32 but they are both completely different skins)
One is some sort of futuristic armor guy in a dwarven armor, while another is a… Er.. this.

Link 1:
Link 2:

Can I change the old skin (obtained through the first method) with baked textures (anything on the armor layers goes onto the actual skin layer) so that it’ll appear the same in pre-r1.3 versions?

In Minecraft, there are currently two ways of obtaining skins.
The following examples are with my own skin.

The old Method:

  1. Find the username’s skin through the Amazon CDN links or via the game site.




And that’s it. (Literally)
Note: The link has been updated to retrieve the skin from (second link).

The new Method:

  1. Find the username’s UUID from the Mojang API.


    Which results in something like this:

     "id": "29c91bd0538b4fb6b212e2393faff119",
     "name": "aytimothy"
  2. Find the Base64 string that contains the skin/cape texture link.


    Which results in something like this:

     "id": "29c91bd0538b4fb6b212e2393faff119",
     "name": "aytimothy",
         "name": "textures",
         "value": "eyJ0aW1lc3RhbXAiOjE0MzM1ODA2NTQwNDUsInByb2ZpbGVJZCI6IjI5YzkxYmQwNTM4YjRmYjZiMjEyZTIzOTNmYWZmMTE5IiwicHJvZmlsZU5hbWUiOiJheXRpbW90aHkiLCJ0ZXh0dXJlcyI6eyJTS0lOIjp7InVybCI6Imh0dHA6Ly90ZXh0dXJlcy5taW5lY3JhZnQubmV0L3RleHR1cmUvNDZlNTRiMzhjYTQ4OTU4M2Y1ZjNlNjljZDBmMjVjNTBhZGNmMjkyNTNmYzUxNjlkYzZhYmFmZGM0NzcwIn19fQ=="
  3. Decode the Base64 compressed string…


    Which means:


This results in a final URL of


According to the Minecraft Support Pages:

If you are playing version 1.3 or earlier, skin changes will not be reflected in-game.

Additionally, a message is shown near the skin upload field:

Note: Skin changes in Minecraft version 1.7.9 and future versions should happen immediately. If you are playing version 1.7.8 or an earlier version, skin changes may take up to an hour to be applied. If you are playing version 1.3 or earlier, skin changes will not be reflected in-game.

(emphasis mine)

This basically means you can’t change your pre-1.3 skin anymore.

Source : Link , Question Author : aytimothy , Answer Author : alexanderpas

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