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Can't downgrade from 11 beta 2 to 10.3.2

SumYoungGai

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I restored from ipsw to 11 beta 2 and it's been sitting at Restore from iCloud: About 1 minute remaining for like 20 minutes now.
 
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ayanm00

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Jun 21, 2017
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Yeah, I was trying that one but it was gonna take like 3 hours to download. I'll just suck it up and use iOS 11.0 beta 2 for now.

I restored from ipsw to 11 beta 2 and it's been sitting at Restore from iCloud: About 1 minute remaining for like 20 minutes now.

I’ll try to find another link, and do it on my phone if I do.
 
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BritishApple

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Are you saying that you can't just enter DFU mode and hit Restore on iTunes to go back to 10.3.2 from beta 2?

That's the process I used to go back from beta 1 last week. I don't download any ipsw's for 10.3.2, I just enter DFU mode with the phone connected to iTunes and when the prompt comes on screen I hit restore and all works fine.
 
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SumYoungGai

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Are you saying that you can't just enter DFU mode and hit Restore on iTunes to go back to 10.3.2 from beta 2?

That's the process I used to go back from beta 1 last week. I don't download any ipsw's for 10.3.2, I just enter DFU mode with the phone connected to iTunes and when the prompt comes on screen I hit restore and all works fine.
We enter DFU Mode, hit restore, and once it finishes restoring and the iPhone restarts, it just boots up to an iTunes logo with a lightning cord.

They must've changed something in iOS 11 beta 2 because no matter if you click restore, shift+restore or shift+update, it will always fail and kick you into the iTunes logo. Force restarting the device does the same thing. The only way out is to install 11 Beta 2 to have a usable device.

Either way I've already started fiddling around in iOS 11 and I'll get used to things. Probably won't go back now since it would be a pain to transfer my new messages post-install to an old backup.
 
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BritishApple

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We enter DFU Mode, hit restore, and once it finishes restoring and the iPhone restarts, it just boots up to an iTunes logo with a lightning cord.

They must've changed something in iOS 11 beta 2 because no matter if you click restore, shift+restore or shift+update, it will always fail and kick you into the iTunes logo. Force restarting the device does the same thing. The only way out is to install 11 Beta 2 to have a usable device.

Either way I've already started fiddling around in iOS 11 and I'll get used to things. Probably won't go back now since it would be a pain to transfer my new messages post-install to an old backup.

Ah, so it does Restore and 10.3.2 is on the device you just can't access it for some reason?

I'd just go to the Apple Store for a replacement then, since 10.3.2 is on the device they won't turn you away for having "unofficial" software on your device.
 
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Nvrelias

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Jun 21, 2017
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Guys any luck yet? I'm currently trying to downgrade to beta 1 and then from there to 10.3.1... ill keep u posted :)



UPDATE: YES IT WORKS! So yeah guys if u wanna go back to 10.3.x just downgrade to beta 1 and from there to 10.3.x.. Enjoy :)
downloading beta 1 hope it works for me too
 
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Allewsive

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so i doesnt work ?

I am in the same boat here. I have a 10.5" iPad Pro that is now stuck in recovery mode when trying to restore from iOS 11 Beta 2 back to iOS 10. Not my main device, but I was having issues using a few iBooks that I am studying and some apps having issues. I decided to just revert back to iOS 10 and then bam, bricked. Never had this happen or have so many people have the same issue. Apple should be able to help though, or perhaps I just return the thing. Either way, I would not want the Public Beta out there with this kind of issue as I have a dev account and cannot imagine the general curious consumer going through this.
 
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Nvrelias

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Jun 21, 2017
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well it worked downgrading on beta 1 but i cant downgrade from there but i shouldve been able to cuz i did it b4. But ill try again
my way to downgrade from beta 1 back then was deleting thw ipsw from itunes, then enter in dfu and let itunes dowload the ipsw again, try that.
 
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Nvrelias

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Jun 21, 2017
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I just found the solution, first downgrade to ios 11 beta 1, then put the device in DFU (ONLY WORKS IN DFU) and the restore to 10.3.2


Hope it works for all
 
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skinnyponny

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Jun 21, 2017
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I just found the solution, first downgrade to ios 11 beta 1, then put the device in DFU (ONLY WORKS IN DFU) and the restore to 10.3.2


Hope it works for all

did it work for you?
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I just found the solution, first downgrade to ios 11 beta 1, then put the device in DFU (ONLY WORKS IN DFU) and the restore to 10.3.2


Hope it works for all
ok ill try now
 
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Nvrelias

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Jun 21, 2017
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did it work for you?
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ok ill try now

The download was taking too long so probe a ipsw already downloaded and worked, the first time probe with the device in recovery mode and did not work, but the second time with the device in DFU I was successful.

if doesnt work try redownloading the ipsw from itunes
 
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skinnyponny

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Jun 21, 2017
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The download was taking too long so probe a ipsw already downloaded and worked, the first time probe with the device in recovery mode and did not work, but the second time with the device in DFU I was successful.

if doesnt work try redownloading the ipsw from itunes
i tried in dfu and it didnt work :(
 
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NewZealandMatt

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Great to hear this is working for people - has anyone found the IPSW for beta 1 for iPad Pro 10.5? Everywhere I've checked only seems to have the 9.7" and 12.9" Pros ... thanks in advance!
 
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toughnut

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Dec 29, 2014
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I doubt Beta 1 available for Pro 10.5. It was in market only after iOS 11 b1 released.
 
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