Downgrade iOS 10.1.1 to iOS 10.1

iOS 10.1.1 firmware brought the usual round of performance tweaks, improvements to speed and bug fixes for those unfortunate users who suffered through problems caused by iOS 10.1. Others are finding that they simply don’t like the update and would prefer to go back to iOS 10.1. For now, there is a small window of opportunity for users to downgrade iOS 10.1.1 to iOS 10.1 but only for a short while, until Apple stops signing the previous release.

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If you are looking to downgrade back to iOS 10.1 for the purposes of jailbreaking [ Read iOS 10.1 Jailbreak ], at this moment in time, there isn’t a public jailbreak for that iOS version and we can’t tell you when one is going to be released.

Before You Downgrade :

We will be showing you the downgrade steps but first, there are some things you need to do. The very first thing is to check that you are on the latest version of iTunes and to do that:

  1. Launch iTunes and then click on Help
  2. Click Check for Updates itunes update mac
  3. Should there be a new version, there will be on – screen instructions for you to follow to update

Once that has been done, you should:

  1. Backup the data on your iPhone or iPad through iTunes and/or iCloud backup now itunes
  2. Disable Touch ID and/or your passcode
  3. Disable Find my iPhone/iPad – go to Settings > iCloud > Find my iPhone | iPad

Downgrade iOS 10.1.1 to iOS 10.1 :

You are now ready to downgrade your iOS version:

  1. Download the iOS 10.1 IPSW that relates to your specific device model
  2. Connect your iOS device to your computer and open iTunes
  3. Click on the device summary for your connected deviceitunes-device-summary
  4. Place your device into DFU mode. Hold the Power and Home buttons down at the same time
  5. Wait for the Apple logo to show up on your device screen and let go of the Power button iphone_6_logo_apple (1)
  6. Keep holding the Home button down until the Connect to iTunes logo appears on your screen and you see the Device in Recovery message on the iTunes screen on your computer – when they appear, release the button connect_to_itunes_recovery_mode_copy
  7. You now have the option of restoring or updating your device. We are restoring so press the ALT [ Mac ]  or SHIFT [ Windows ] key on your keyboard and click Restore on the message itunes restore
  8. Find the IPSW you downloaded earlier and select it ipsw-ios-10
  9. Follow all the instructions on your screen and iTunes will begin the downgrade process restore_in_progress_screen_iphone_6
  10. When complete, your device will reboot to the Hello screen and you can set up your device again

Please keep in mind that you only have until Apple stops signing iOS 10.1 to do this in, not very long so do it now while you can. For more news on the next jailbreak, follow us on Facebook and Subscribe to our free email newsletter.

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