Apple released iOS 9.3.2 firmware for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch however this newest version is buggy. Luckily Apple is still signing previous iOS 9.3.1 and you can easily downgrade iOS 9.3.2 to 9.3.1 using the instruction below.
The guide is not the shortest one however it lets you enjoy iOS 9.3.2 downgrade and run previous mobile operating system. This is not the solution for fans of jailbreaking because both versions of Apple firmware cannot be jailbroken. Still this is a nice option for those who are not happy with the latest release.
How to Downgrade iOS 9.3.2 to iOS 9.3.1
Step 1. Make sure you are running iOS 9.3.2 and double check if Apple still signs iOS 9.3.1 before you proceed.
Step 2. Backup your iPhone before you downgrade. It’s always better to have a copy of your smartphone. Use iCloud or iTunes to do this.
Step 3. You need to download iOS 9.3.1 ipsw file for your iPhone or other iDevice. Remember to turn off auto unzip option in Safari.
Step 4. Enter DFU mode on iPhone by connecting it to your Mac and pressing Sleep / Wake or Power button and swiping off. Count to 3 and don’t release the button while pressing on Home button for another 10 seconds. Let go off Power but still press Home button till iTunes tells your iPhone is in Recovery mode.
Step 5. Press on Alt / Option key on your Mac and choose Restore iPhone option.
Step 6. Choose iOS 9.3.1 ipsw file you got in Step 3 and choose Restore and Update feature.
Step 7. Wait for about 10 minutes till iTunes installs the previous firmware version on your iPhone.
Once you finish to downgrade iOS 9.3.2 to 9.3.1 you can restore the iPhone from backup using on-screeh guide.
Users who like to jailbreak their iPhone and iPad models are always careful when it comes to new Apple firmware releases. Why? They simply wish to stay jailbroken and this is not possible with every other update. iOS 9.3 signing status [any iOS signing state] is something to consider when it comes to downgrading or jailbreaking.
Can you downgrade iOS 9.3.1 to 9.3? Some users who have installed iOS 9.3.1 might wish to get back to the previous firmware version since there are more chances there would be new jailbreak that supports earlier release. iOS 9.3 jailbreak status is still not available because there is no possibility to untether this version. In other words, even if you are running iOS 9.3 on your iPhone or iPad you cannot jailbreak it.
You cannot downgrade from iOS 9.3.1 to iOS 9.3 as well because Apple stopped signing iOS 9.3. You can check this status by visiting IPSW.me site. If you still try to downgrade in hope to bypass this status you will get an error and will fail to successfully downgrade unless your firmware version is still signed by the ‘fruit’ giant which supports some recent updates that mean to fix iOS 9.3 issues and bugs on some iDevices. By the way, Pangu jailbreak only supports firmwares up to iOS 9.1 right now.
The Cupertino-based giant always stops signing older platforms and it likes to prevent users from downgrading. Jailbreak is one of the reasons why it happens because Apple is against of jailbreaking while it doesn’t let users to fully customize their iPhone or iPad in other way. There are many jailbreak tweaks that bring additional features to ‘fruit’ gadgets and this is why many people prefer jailbreaking if there is such a possibility.
Apple released iOS 9.3 with multiple errors, bugs and problems. Many iPhone and iPad users would like to downgrade iOS 9.3 to 9.2.1 and avoid all those issues. Is it still possible for you to revert back to the previous mobile firmware?
Well, you should hear the latest news about iOS 9.2.1 signing status. The ‘fruit’ company always stops signing previous versions of its mobile operating system soon after the upgrade. The latest iOS 9.3 was launched this spring. Less than 3 weeks after the public launch and numerous reports of Safari bugs, Activation lock issue and other problems Apple changes iOS 9.2.1 signing status.
Can I downgrade from iOS 9.3 to iOS 9.2.1? The answer is ‘no’ – you are no longer eligible for this process because Apple stopped signing the previous firmware version. In other words if you have installed iOS 9.3 and experience issues you cannot downgrade and solve them right away [you can download iOS 9.3.1 update with some fixes]. You are now forced to wait until Apple releases fixes to all the known bugs. This could take some time so be patient.
If you visit IPSW.me site you’ll see that iOS 9.2.1 is not signed by Apple. This is the website that always knows what versions are approved and what are not longer signed. It’s a fast way to get the trusted information about iPhone and iPad software.
Both iOS 9.2.1 or iOS 9.3 are non jailbreakable at the moment. Only earlier versions starting with iOS 9.1 and down can be jailbroken with Pangu tool. If you are running iOS 9.2.1 you are advise to update to iOS 9.3 once all the issues are fixed.
Is there a way for iOS 9.1 upgrade? While Apple released iOS 9.2 a while ago and promises soon iOS 9.3 update – hackers from China managed to jailbreak older iOS 9.1 versions. A lot of iPhone and iPad user who stayed on iOS 9.1 and haven’t updated to newer versions are now lucky as they can perform untethered jailbreak on iOS 9.1 iDevice.
Can I downgrade to iOS 9.1? Many iOS 9.2 and 9.2.1 owners ask this question. Has Apple patched the possibility of downgrading or not? How to downgrade to iOS 9.1 if this is still possible?
User who are still running iOS 9 might want to find out how to update to iOS 9.1. Is there a way for update or downgrade in 2016?
Well, while iOS 9.2 and 9.2.1 are not jailbreakable you might want to downgrade back to iOS 9.1 and use Pangu program right away. Sadly all these tasks are impossible because Apple no longer signs iOS 9.1. In other words, if you are running iOS 9, 9.2 or 9.2.1 you are not able to update or downgrade to iOS 9.1 version.
Once again, it is impossible to upgrade from iOS 9 to iOS 9.1 and it is impossible to downgrade iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.1 or downgrade iOS 9.2.1 back to iOS 9.1 platform. That’s it. Apple keeps updating firmwares and patching exploits to keep jailbreakers at bay. Everyone knows this and users who are familiar with the system prefer staying with the older system that can be jailbroken. They don’t like to risk.
By the way, Pangu team advised users to update to iOS 9.2 earlier this year and it has now found a way how to jailbreak iOS 9.1. Maybe iOS 9.2 untether jailbreak is coming soon?
Isn’t it amazing to downgrade to previous iOS versions whenever you want to? This is a dream of most jailbreakers who get upset when the latest mobile firmware for iPhone cannot be jailbroken and Apple doesn’t sign the previous version which makes it impossible to downgrade.
There is a new jailbreak tweak for iDevices that simplifies the procedure and allows downgrading your applications on the jailbroken iDevice [it is also possible to downgrade from iOS 9 to iOS 8.4.1 on some gadgets]. Unfortunately, this guide doesn’t tell you how to downgrade iPhone to older iOS firmware but it explains how you can downgrade your applications to previous releases which is also nice.
How to Downgrade Apps on iPhone After Jailbreak
Step 1. You need to download App Admin tweak which is available after you add source http://beta.unlimapps.com/ to Cydia and then search for this title.
Step 2. Install the program on your jailbroken iPhone.
Step 3. When you update your apps and find newer version not as stable as older release you can downgrade the app using App Admin tool.
Step 4. It takes only a couple of minutes to successfully downgrade. The program has a list of all available app version so you are able to choose the particular one you want to use.
Step 5. Go to App Store and find the application you wish to downgrade. You have to look in the Updates menu. Click on Update / Open / Download button and the iOS 9 jailbreak tweak will prompt you to downgrade it to earlier version. Choose the version from the list or enter it manually by tapping on the ‘Plus’ option. The app will be downgraded as soon as you select the package version. This works for all App Store programs even though you are jailbroken.
This is a very fast and simple method of downgrading applications to more stable earlier releases on the iPhone. But it works only on iOS 9 – 9.0.2 and earlier firmwares because the most recent iOS 9.1 and 9.2 are currently non-jailbreakable.
Is iOS 9.1 downgrade possible? Some users didn’t have enough time to learn all the minor changes offered by 9.1 firmware and thought they would get back to iOS 9.0.2 later on to become jailbroken. The latest news state you don’t have a chance to turn back time and downgrade form iOS 9.1 to 9.0.2 any more.
If you visit the popular site ‘ipsw.me’ that shows the real-time signing status for different Apple operating systems for iPhone and iPad you’ll notice that there is no green checkmark [instead you will notice the red warning sign]. iOS 9.1 downgrade to 9.0.2 is impossible because the Cupertino-based giant doesn’t sign the previous firmware version.
Why do iOS users downgrade? One of the reasons is the possibility of jailbreaking older firmware. Apple often kills [patches] the exploits discovered and used by hackers as soon as it presents a new upgrade. This happened when iOS 9.1 was officially released [you can download 9.1 ipsw file if you wish to install this version]. Pangu team found a way to untether 9.0.2 firmware and Apple quickly patched the holes in its code and launched 9.1 that is non-jailbreakable.
Were you lucky to downgrade when it was still possible or not? A lot of users who installed 9.1 and discovered no major improvements and enhancements hurried to get back to 9.0.2. Still some users preferred staying on the iOS 9.1 and they can no longer use Pangu unless the team presents another solution that supports the newer version of iPhone / iPad mobile OS.
Is it possible to downgrade iOS 9.1 to 9.0.2 on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad? This is possible for as long as Apple continues to sign version 9.0.2. The Cupertino-based company stops signing the previous operating system it releases for the iDevices soon after the new update arrives.
For example, if you already installed 9.1 version [you can download direct ipsw file of iOS 9.1 for your phone, tablet or update via OTA] and don’t like it you have time to return to the previous release.
How to Downgrade iOS 9.1 to iOS 9 [9.0.2]
Step 1. Firstly, you have to make sure you still have time to perform this simple procedure. There is one useful website that shows the signing status of iOS 9.0.2 and other firmwares and is updated daily: https://ipsw.me/9.0.2.
Step 2. If the checkmark is green you can proceed.
Step 3. Remember to backup no matter what you do. It is an important step for any manipulation you are planning to do with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Step 4. Unfortunately you can only get back to iOS 9.0.2 version. It is impossible to downgrade iOS 9.1 to 9 or downgrade iOS 9.1 to 9.0.1 firmware.
Step 5. You are doing everything at your personal risk. If the checkmark is still green you can download iOS 9.0.2 ipsw file if you don’t have it on your computer. Use direct download links for 9.0.2 iPhone, iPad or iPod touch version you have.
Step 6. Launch iTunes on computer.
Step 7. Enter the DFU state on iDevice: connect to Mac / PC and hold Power or Sleep / Wake button to swipe the device off. Keep holding the Power option for about 3 seconds. Don’t release the Sleep / Power button and start pressing on Home button for about 10 seconds. Let go off the Power option but still press on the Home button. You will get the message from iTunes that you device is detected in Recovery mode.
Step 8. Press on OK.
Step 9. Windows users should press Shift + Restore on iTunes and Mac users should click on Alt / Option + Restore in iTunes.
Step 10. Point to your 9.0.2 ipsw file.
Step 11. Choose Restore and Update.
Step 12. Continue by pressing Next, Agree and wait for iTunes to download the iOS 9.0.2 and restore your iPhone to this previous firmware version.
Step 13. Set up your iPhone.
Step 14. Remember to restore your information and restore from backup.
The ordinary way to downgrade iOS to 8.4.1 is not available to iPhone users because Apple stop signing this firmware version when it released iOS 9. If you have the iPhone 5, 4s or 5c you can still get back to the older operating system.
iOS 8.4.1 downgrade tool was developed by tihmstar. His program OdysseusOTA was used to help iPhone 4s owners return from iOS 8 to 6.1.3 without issues. Now this program is updated and you can use OdysseusOTA 2 on iPhone 4s, 5 or 5c to either downgrade from iOS 9 to 8.4.1 or update from iOS 7 to 8.4.1.
How to Downgrade iPhone 5 to iOS 8.4.1 Guide
Step 1. Firstly you should be jailbroken. If you don’t jailbreak iOS 9 with Pangu or iOS 7 with Evasi0n or Pangu you are not able to get OdysseusOTA program.
Step 3. It happens that Apple is still signing OTAblobs for 8.4.1 platform for the three iPhone models.
Step 4. Download the zip file will commands you’ll need. Begin with the command on your Mac:
You can watch the video on YouTube how to enter all the commands in order to reach your goal and create custom ipsw that you will need in order to downgrade successfully from any iOS version to iOS 8.4.1.
The official release of iOS 9 means that soon Apple will stop singing the previous public version iOS 8.4.1. You can still downgrade iOS 9 to 8.4.1 if you are not satisfied with the most recent mobile operating system however the time is limited. The Cupertino-based giant will not sign iOS 8.4.1 forever.
If you wish to learn how to downgrade iOS 9 to 8.4 you should know that this is impossible. Apple no longer signs iOS 8.4 and there is the version 8.4.1 meaning you are only able to get back to the previous firmware release. It is also impossible to get back from 8.4.1 to 8.4 firmware on iDevices.
How to Downgrade iOS 9 to iOS 8.4.1
Step 1. Before you start doing anything you have to make sure that iOS 8.4.1 is still signed up by Apple. You can check it at https://ipsw.me/8.4.1.
Step 2. Create a backup version of your tablet or smartphone. Use iTunes or iCloud.
Step 5. Enter the DFU mode on the iDevice. To do this, connect through USB to your computer, press on Power to turn off the phone or tablet. Hold Power for approximately 3 seconds and don’t release it while holding Home button for another 10 seconds. Let go off Power but keep holding Home button and wait till iTunes detects the devices in Recovery mode.
Step 6. Press Ok to continue.
Step 7. Tap on Shift / Option [for Windows or Mac] and choose ‘Restore iPhone’ or other device option.
Is it possible to downgrade iOS 8.4.1 to 8.4? This is an important question now since Apple officially released the new mobile firmware version [here are direct iOS 8.4.1 download links for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch] and this version cannot be jailbroken right now because the company also patched the exploits found in 8.4 and earlier releases.
Users who accidentally upgraded or restored and were forced to update to 8.4.1 might like to downgrade in order to re-jailbreak and continue using different iOS 8 tweaks and tricks on their smartphones and tablets.
It was possible to downgrade iOS 8.4.1 to 8.4 for a short while. However this option is not available to you since Apple stopped signing iOS 8.4. The Cupertino-based giant signs only one or two firmware versions as the moment. It quickly stops signing the previous release once the new one is offered to public.
A week ago the ‘fruit’ giant was signing both iOS 8.4 and 8.4.1 and users who managed to install 8.4.1 version and decided they would like to get back to the previous one – were able to do this without any issues. This week however the situation changes since the iPhone maker stops signing 8.4 release.
The information about iOS signing status is available at ipsw.me. These statuses are important for users who like to stay jailbroken which is mostly possible on earlier versions and not the most recent Apple updates. For example, you can jailbreak iOS 8.4 with TaiG and PP Jailbreak but you cannot use these programs to untether 8.4.1 version.
Hackers might find new exploits and jailbreak iOS 8.4.1 as well however it might happen only after iOS 9 official release everyone is waiting for. The iPhone maker should offer a new lineup of smartphones this fall along with iOS 9 update.