8.1.1 restore to 8.1

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  1. alvani macrumors newbie

    alvani

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    #1
    I have updated my 6+ to 8.1.1 (without UDID)

    Is it possible to restore back to 8.1 in iTunes?
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    Yep. Connect via USB, start iTunes, and then hold both the Power and Home buttons for 10 seconds (time it). Once the 10 seconds are up, release Power and continue to hold Home. After 5-15 seconds, iTunes will prompt to restore and will give you 8.1.

    You will lose everything on the phone.
     
  3. alvani thread starter macrumors newbie

    alvani

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    Thanks for your quick reply.

    When I did the update to 8.1.1 I saw the attached text. (Devices updated to iOS 8.1.1 beta can not be restored to earlier versions of iOS)

    I still would now back to 8.1. So you think that is is actually possible?
     

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    Nermal

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    It'll work. Apple doesn't *support* going back to 8.1 but it'll be fine (poor wording on Apple's part).
     
  5. alvani thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Did the update work without registering your UDID?
     
  7. alvani thread starter macrumors newbie

    alvani

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    Yep, but I don't know whether it is allowed at this forum to tell you how I did the update without UDID. ;)
     

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