9.3 backup to use on 9.2.1?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by atlchamp, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. atlchamp macrumors 65816

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    Hey guys, how would I be able to use a iTunes backup for 9.3 beta 2 and use that same back up on 9.2.1? I remember someone mentioning something about changing something in the plist file? can anyone help please?
    Thank you!
     
  2. lagwagon Suspended

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    You can't.

    But if you are just wanting to get off the beta and go back down to 9.2.1 you can without requiring the use of a backup.

    - download the 9.2.1 ipsw
    - connect your iPhone to iTunes on your Computer
    - on a Mac hold down the Option Key on the keyboard while clicking Update
    - select the 9.2.1 ipsw file
    - wait for it to install 9.2.1 in place of 9.3

    You won't lose any settings or data. It will simple just change the iOS install down to 9.2.1 from 9.3 just like nothing gets changed when you update to a newer version.

    *some people have said they had to manually re-download their apps after. I personally have never had to. After the install is done leave it plugged in and it should start the auto download of apps and your previous app layout should be unchanged.
     
  3. atlchamp thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ill try this. Thanks so much for reaching out!
     
  4. atlchamp thread starter macrumors 65816

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    tried to do this, it did erase my apps and even installed some random VPN on my phone about apple services, and then auto downloaded 9.3 beta 2 for me, so now I am just going to deal with the data loss and DFU from a new version of 9.2.1 from apple servers
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Random VPN? As for 9.3, you can make sure that the beta profile isn't on your device and delete the downloaded update and that should be the end of that.
     

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