Upgrade question on an iPhone 4

I presently have an iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3.5 (8L1).
I am running iTunes version 11.0.0.163.
I have downloaded iPhone3,1_5.1.1_9B208_Restore.ipsw 
...from
If I use the "Shift-Restore iPhone..."  method of "upgrading" my phone, will I lose things like apps and music?
Will I be able to actually restore things to the way there are now?
I  am obviously a bit nervous that this "restore" may screw things up beyond recognition.
I do not have any desire to upgrade to iOS 6 as is suggested by iTunes every time I sync my phone.
Thanks for any advice, especially from those who have actually done what I am contemplating.
-r
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if you restore your phone, you will be required to update autmatically. 6.0.1 is really not bad, some people have isues but it does not mean everyone is having those issues.

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