Can I degrade from iOS 11 Beta 2 to iOS 10.3.2 without losing any of my data ?

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  1. max2 macrumors 68000

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  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Media will be fine if they are in your iTunes library.
    Need some extra actions if they are in a specific app.
    However, since you can not restore from a newer version backup, the best you can try is to shift/option+click “check update” to downgrade and hope you are lucky. Something, like messages, may be screwed up and you will lose them.
     
  3. bmac89 macrumors 6502a

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    Just had a look at that link and it says:

    "Apple’s page details that users do have the ability to downgrade from the iOS 11 beta, but only back down to iOS 10.3.3."

    I'm currently on iOS 10.3.2 which is the latest public release and planning on trying out the public beta of iOS 11. Just in case any problems arise, will I be able to restore my iPad using the backup from iOS 10.3.2 or will this cause problems? Maybe I can only downgrade to the iOS 10 beta before I can leave the beta?
     
  4. AmazingTechGeek macrumors 6502

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    You use 10.3.3 to then downgrade back to 10.3.2

    I would just stay on iOS 10 tbh
     
  5. aevan macrumors 68000

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    I just downgraded. First you need to downgrade to 10.3.3 by downloading the IPSW from Apple, then holding Option key and clicking restore (after putting the device in DFU mode), and then choosing the IPSW file. It will restore it to 10.3.3 beta.

    After that, just repeat the process (DFU mode again) but this time just click restore without the Option key. It will revert from 10.3.3 beta to regular 10.3.2

    It doesn't take that much time and it isn't at all as complicated as it may seem.
     
  6. FreshJuice1 macrumors newbie

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    I don't recommend installing iOS 11 it's very buggy and unusable. However if you're going to update anyway, take a backup before updating. If you already updated you can take a backup and then edit the version of the backup and you may be able to restore from it once you downgrade. As for the media, iTunes doesn't backup your Movies, TV shows, Books in iBooks so you have to sync them to iTunes first and once you restore it will sync them back to your device.
     
  7. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Media is in nPlayer app.
     
  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Stay away from the beta, at least for another few updates.
     
  9. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Then I guess iTunes backup will include all of them. I also have nPlayer and iCloud backup covers the content up.
     
  10. LiamPlayz, Jun 27, 2017
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  11. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks everyone! I decided to just try iOS 11 beta on my old iPad Air 2 for now.

    It is pretty unstable.
     
  12. LiamPlayz macrumors member

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    Ok, if you want to downgrade you cal take a look at my how to downgrade thread. Keep in mind, you cannot keep your data so I would suggest you back it up now, then restore it on iOS 10.
     
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  14. jhall8 macrumors regular

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    Update: Apple has now stopped signing iOS 10.3.1.
     
  15. LiamPlayz macrumors member

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    A bit late, they stopped signing yesterday I believe.

    Lucky I saved my SHSH2 blobs on the same day before it got unsigned :)
     

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