Downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.5

As we head on towards September, iOS 10 is moving well through its beta releases. Not everyone can test out these betas though; you have to be a registered Developer or have your UDID number registered through our special offer program. While most developers will have a spare iOS device to test the releases on, some don’t and will attempt to download the betas son to their regular everyday devices. By their very nature, betas are unstable and are full of bugs and that can cause problems if you are trying to use your device as well as testing.

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Some people have discovered this for themselves and others have decided that they would prefer to downgrade back to a stable version of the iOS and wait for iOS 10 download to be released in September 2016. Unfortunately, Apple has stopped signing iOS 9.3.3 now so if you had hopes of downgrading so that you could install the latest jailbreak, you can no longer do that. Instead, you will need to downgrade back to iOS 9.3.5 which cannot currently be jailbroken.

How to Downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.5 :

  1. Make sure you are on the latest version of iTunes. To check, open iTunes and click on Help > Check for Updates. If there is a later version, iTunes will find it and you can follow the on-screen instructions to update. itunes update mac
  2. Using iTunes and or iCloud, backup the data on your device. itunes backup ios 9
  3. Open your Settings app on your iOS device and tap on iCloud > Find my iPhone | iPad and then disable it find my iphone turn off
  4. Download iOS 9.3.5 IPSW that corresponds to your device
  5. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer and launch iTunes
  6. Click Device summary for your specific device iTunes open iphone 6
  7. Now you need to put your device into DFU – Hold down the Home and Power buttons together until the Apple appears on your screen. Release the Power button but hold the Home button until you see the Connect to iTunes message on your device and a Device in Recovery message in iTunes. You will be given the choice of updating or restoring your device – we will be restoring connect_to_itunes_recovery_mode_copy
  8. Hold the SHIFT key on your Windows keyboard or Alt on your Mac keyboard and click on Restore at the same time.bitunes restore
  9. Navigate to the IPSW you downloaded and click on it ios 9 ipsw
  10. Follow the onscreen instructions and iTunes will downgrade your iOS device to iOS 9.3.5.
  11. When it has finished, your device will reboot and will start up on the Hello screen ios_9_hello_screen

Do let us know how you get on, if you were able to successfully downgrade to iOS 9.3.5. Subscribe to our free email newsletter and follow us on Facebook for more up to date news and tips direct to your inbox



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