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  1. WhatAmI

    2020 MBP - Want my old performance back :)

    So, back in 2020 this MBP was a huge upgrade from my old Air. I couldn't believe the snappiness but needless to say, moving from BigSur up to now Sonoma makes it feel really sluggish. I've uninstalled stuff which isn't needed, cleared SMC/NVRAM etc, regularly run cleanmymac, closed apps etc but...
  2. F

    Downgrading Catalina to High Sierra

    Has anyone done a downgrade from Catalina to High Sierra on a mac with an internal SATA disk (not SSD)? I would like to know how successful you were and why you chose to downgrade. My disk cannot tolerate Catalina but a few days ago it was fine on High Sierra for basic things. I want to go...
  3. A

    Unable to finish update of iPad Pro, can you use Blobs to fix?

    I am unable to use my iPad Pro and it is stuck in update from prior iOS version. I understand that you cannot downgrade unless you use Blobs. Can this method be used to downgrade when it is stuck in update mode? Also, if this can be done, are the SHSH blobs unique for the iPad, or unique for...
  4. Intenditore

    Downgrade to previous MacOS saving data

    I foolishly believed Apple that Ventura is nice, so I upgraded not making time machine backup prior to that. Little did I know... Can't believe now how bad it is compared to Monterey! Now I simply want to get back to Monterey. I know how to do that, but I've got many custom settings and tweaks...
  5. T

    iPhone 14/Plus iPhone 14 to iPhone 12 Pro Max

    So I currently have the iPhone 14 had it for a good 6 months+ but am thinking about getting rid and getting the iPhone 12 Pro Max, would you say it’s a massive downgrade?
  6. H

    iPhone 13 Pro Max Major DOWNGRADE from an 13 Pro-Max to the original iPhone SE: What problems can I expect?

    I have a 13 PM and I'm almost ready to switch to this iPhone SE, but I'm still a little hesitant to pull the trigger... WHY DOWNGRADE? The 13PM is just so big and bulky and I'm willing to sacrifice all that camera stuff like Telephoto, Portrait and Wide because I really REALLY love the 4-inch...
  7. MYZ

    My downgrade to Mojave experience on the 2019 macbook pro 15 (i9)

    (reposted from my blog) Older versions of macOS run much smoother, even when just idling ! My 2019 macbook pro 15 felt a bit sluggish with macOS 12.6.3 Monterey, and had overheating problems whenever it did something a bit more complex then browsing the internet. (Sometimes not even that...
  8. J

    iPad Pro Received m2 iPad Pro 256gb today. Ssd speed is only1.5gb/s.

    I got iPad Air 4,iPad pro m1 on hand to compare with m2 12.9 iPad Pro. All have 256gb as ssd storage. Using jazz disk lite to test n result is showing that m2 256gb version only 1.5gb/s read n write. The result surprised me because I thought this year only 128gb version ipp ssd is downgraded but...
  9. Marsikus

    iPhone 14/Plus Downgrade from iPhone 14 to 11?

    So, I am somehow not happy with my new iPhone 14 256 (non-pro). There are two reasons: blurry camera which is not defect of this particular item but a feature of this model. It seems it is called shallow focus. 60 Hz LED display, that makes looking at text scrolling somehow painful. I don't...
  10. T

    Can't downgrade 16" MBP from Monterey to Catalina with Carbon Copy Cloner due to bad Bombich instructions, help!

    Hey folks, been trying since yesterday to downgrade 16" MBP 2019 Monterey to Catalina. I have a Carbon Copy Cloner (been using for years) but first time I have to downgrade. Bombich provided me incomplete instructions before they left for the weekend, and I'm was hoping this was a 1 hour...
  11. S

    iPhone How to fix Unexpected error (3044) on Redsn0w?

    Hi, I have an iPhone 4 I am downgrading to iOS 4.3.3, but when I get to the Updating baseband part, it gives me an error 3044. I have tried using iDeviceReRestore and iTunes, but it is unable to send baseband data, also tried with Odysseus, and I tried with -e (erase) and -x (exclude baseband...
  12. ctjack

    Air M1 w/8gb of ram is great again - downgraded from Monterey to Big Sur

    Hello all, So i prepped for this event almost a year. Was sitting on latest Monterey, but got tired of my yellow/red ram pressure and lags across the system. There was no access to the second Mac or big flash drive, lack of knowledge - I postponed my downgrade(from latest Monterey to Big Sur...
  13. ZNDK

    Resolved Repair user folders that can't be started

    I have been unable to boot as a specific user after updating macOS. I want to identify the problem with that user. The Mac crashes immediately after logging in for that particular user. In the case of Safe Boot, a forced reboot will occur before the user selection after the boot process is...
  14. D

    Bigsur dmg downgrade gone wrong

    Hi all, new here, could really use some help… I’m currently using a 2017 256G 13inch MacBook Pro, and I upgraded to Monterey right after its release (a very dumb decision in hindsight). Aftering playing around with the new features, I decided to downgrade back to Bigsur because of app...
  15. tevion5

    Anyone else "downgrading" from a 2019 Mac Pro?

    I waited years to upgrade my 2011 MBP to a dedicated Mac tower. I loved the 5,1s but wanted too wait for the new iteration. Then when the 7,1 was launched in 2019 the price was insane, but for better or worse I decided I'd waited long enough and I had the money even if it was overkill. I've had...
  16. E

    downgrade to ipadOS 14 from 15

    I have an iPad Pro 2020 11-inch which currently runs the latest ipadOS 15.2 I have found this link: If I understand correctly they mention that I can do a delayed downgrade to 14.8.1. Is this true? How can I do that?
  17. P

    Restoring from TimeMachine after downgrade?

    Hi, I have a pure image of BigSur and TimeMachine backup made on Monterey. As far as I understand the only way for me to downgrade from Monterey to BigSur is to reinstall the OS from my BigSur installation (I don't have TimeMachine backup from BigSur) downloaded from AppStore which will lead to...
  18. Aerisdies

    [Restore] Will I be able to downgrade from iOS 15.x to iOS 14.8?

    I just want to ask if will I be able to do downgrade/restore from iOS 15.x to 14.8 because I am expecting Apple Service Center to update my phone's OS from 14.8. Phone: SE 2nd Gen @ 14.8 I will be sending my phone tomorrow for repair because of this lame bs thing. I have checked but it...
  19. Rimmsi

    MBP 2014 firmware downgrade

    Hi, I have an MBP 15 "mid 2014. After upgrading to Big Sur I found that the processor could not be undervolted, it is caused by the last firmware .431 that was installed together with Big Sur. Is there a way to downgrade to Catalina or older firmware? Thank you .
  20. E

    How to downgrade and preserver partitioned Bootcamp

    MacBook Pro 15in 2016 macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 Just recently, within the last month, my MacBook has been getting EXTREME lag.. Like lag 5-10sec lag when im just watching a video stream and typing, with Discord running in the background. I never had this issue until recently, and in the past ive...