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Can't downgrade from 11 beta 2 to 10.3.2

VTEC.DOHC

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Jul 9, 2017
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Morning guys. I tried downgrading from iOS 11b1 to 10.3.2 directly and it didn't worked, the behavior was the same, stuck in recovery mode. So I downloaded 10.3.3b4 and restored via DFU mode, and after the restore i tried to do the same with the 10.3.2 and it worked! IPhone 6s+ here! Model A1687.

The way is:
Downgrade to iOS 11 beta 1
Downgrade to iOS 10.3.3 beta 4
Downgrade to iOS 10.3.2

Every restore must be done in DFU mode.
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I have iPhone 6S plus (model A1687) and I can confirm that NOTHING works for me. There is no way to downgrade from iOS 11 beta 2 to iOS 10.3.X. I tried downgrading to iOS beta 1 in DFU mode, than downgrading to iOS 10.3.3. beta 5 in DFU mode (stuck in recovery mode, iTunes logo). I also tried to downgrade on a PC with 3uTools software, also in DFU mode, same process as on Mac (beta 2 -> beta 1 -> 10.3.3. beta 5). No solution for me. Waiting for beta 3 or beta 2 update.
I have the very same device and it worked by downgrading via DFU mode to 11b1>10.3.3b4>10.3.2!
 
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mimi.xy

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Jul 1, 2017
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It has to be a defective cable because I tried on my Mac with iTunes and also with friend's PC (every time in DFU mode) with different IPSW files downloaded to my Mac and his PC. On his PC the process was done with 3uTools which in every case detected and confirmed DFU mode and the process was every time stuck in recovery mode loop showing iTunes logo. We tried downgrading beta2 to beta1 to 10.3.3. beta 5, didn't work. Than tried from b2 to b1 to 10.3.3. beta 4, didn't work. Than tried from b2 to b1 to 10.3.2. Every time we successfully install iOS 11 beta 1 or beta 2 with no problems. But there is no way to downgrade from either beta1 or beta2 to 10.3.X.

So, after I tried everything, I assume something is wrong with my lightning cable. Because different computers have been used, different methods have been used, but the cable was the same. So it must be the cable.
[doublepost=1499711044][/doublepost]iOS 11 beta 3 has been released an hour ago so I upgraded to that version, installation went fine. Tried to downgrade from beta 3 to iOS 10.3.2 in DFU mode, and it does not work. Recovery mode loop is still present.
 
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Kleetus

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Jul 13, 2017
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I updated to iOS 11 beta 2 today from iOS 10.3.2 on an 10.5 iPad Pro. When I go to downgrade to 10.3.2, I get stuck in recovery mode. That is, everything installs fine, the firmware is verified by iTunes, the iPad restarts, the white Apple logo flashes, but then it quickly goes to recovery mode with the lightening cable and iTunes logo.

I was able reinstall iOS 11 beta 2 and boot up. When I went to downgrade again, same recovery mode loop.

Anyone else have this issue? I want to get back to 10.3.2, but can't seem to do so.
how were you able to download the beta without access to your phone? I am in the same boat, any help would be great, thank you
 
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aevan

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how were you able to download the beta without access to your phone? I am in the same boat, any help would be great, thank you

You have to download it with a computer, from Apple's website, and install it with iTunes.

Here are Apple's instructions for installing the beta and downgrading to ios 10 (Scroll down to "If you want to switch from iOS 11 beta to iOS 10" section and you'll also see the link to 10.3.3 beta):

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203282

Carefully follow each step (don't forget to hold the Option key when clicking the Restore button)

If you have any questions, ask and I'll try to help.

Also, I don't want to sound rude and please don't take it this way, but your question tells me that you should probably stay away from betas in the future and await the final release.
 
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ksiemek

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Jul 14, 2017
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I updated to iOS 11 beta 2 today from iOS 10.3.2 on an 10.5 iPad Pro. When I go to downgrade to 10.3.2, I get stuck in recovery mode. That is, everything installs fine, the firmware is verified by iTunes, the iPad restarts, the white Apple logo flashes, but then it quickly goes to recovery mode with the lightening cable and iTunes logo.

I was able reinstall iOS 11 beta 2 and boot up. When I went to downgrade again, same recovery mode loop.

Anyone else have this issue? I want to get back to 10.3.2, but can't seem to do so.


Same thing happened to my iPhone 7. How did you get back on Beta 2?
 
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Azzin

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A question if I may…

I went to restore my iCloud back, but realised that I only had a 10.3.3 backup as I had been running that beta, so had no choice but to set my iPad up as a new device.

Then, last night, Apple released 10.3.3, which I updated to, so I'm wondering if I can do a restore and that will be a selectable option to restore from, even though it's a beta and I'm now running an official 10.3.3?
 
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Kermetajb

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Jun 17, 2016
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For those that did downgrade, did anyone lose their iCloud bookmarks and favorites? My iCloud tabs are also not showing up.
Did the downgrade finally work for you?

No I did not lose any data because I had an encrypted iTunes backup on my computer that I used once I got back to 10.3.2. You will lose any data that was new after your most recent backup on iOS 10.
 
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matthew2926

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A question if I may…

I went to restore my iCloud back, but realised that I only had a 10.3.3 backup as I had been running that beta, so had no choice but to set my iPad up as a new device.

Then, last night, Apple released 10.3.3, which I updated to, so I'm wondering if I can do a restore and that will be a selectable option to restore from, even though it's a beta and I'm now running an official 10.3.3?
Yep, you should be able to restore your 10.3.3 beta backup on 10.3.3 stable.
 
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iloveallgadgets

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Nov 19, 2013
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Possible to downgrade from iOS 11 public beta to iOS 10.3.3 final build now?

Downgrading by using Shift+Update to 10.3.3 also possible?
 
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robert1998

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I just got a problem downgrading from beta 4 to 10.3.3 and my iphone is in restore mode how I can fix that? What ipsw do I need?
 
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Askinas

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Jul 30, 2014
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I just got a problem downgrading from beta 4 to 10.3.3 and my iphone is in restore mode how I can fix that? What ipsw do I need?
Try download iOS 10.3.3 beta 4 and Then update from the phone ore restore.

Dont no that will works
 
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robert1998

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May 10, 2017
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I finally made it, guys!

DFU to iOS 11 beta 4 back ==> dfu to iOS 10.3.3 and it works (if you try in restore mode from beta 4 you will get stuck at iTunes Logo)

Never ever touching a beta :)
 
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VinceBarter

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Jul 31, 2017
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Has anyone been able to downgrade from iOS 11 Public Beta 3 to 10.3.3 or 10.3.2 on the iPhone 7 GSM? If so could you please share which specific steps should I be doing? Couldn't do Public Beta 3 straight to 10.3.3
 
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robert1998

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I did on iPhone 7 plus and I think it s the exact way as for regular iPhone 7:

What you need : iOS 10.3.3 ipsw
Knowledge of how to put device in dfu mode

How to do: Connect iPhone to iTunes and put it in dfu mode, a message will pop up eventually and you press shift + left click on update or restore button (I don t remember exactly).Then you select iOS 10.3.3 ipsw and iTunes should to it's work
 
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Aidoon

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Feb 11, 2011
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I updated to iOS 11 beta 2 today from iOS 10.3.2 on an 10.5 iPad Pro. When I go to downgrade to 10.3.2, I get stuck in recovery mode. That is, everything installs fine, the firmware is verified by iTunes, the iPad restarts, the white Apple logo flashes, but then it quickly goes to recovery mode with the lightening cable and iTunes logo.

I was able reinstall iOS 11 beta 2 and boot up. When I went to downgrade again, same recovery mode loop.

Anyone else have this issue? I want to get back to 10.3.2, but can't seem to do so.

Did you try following instructions at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203282?
 
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