iPad Downgrade 9.3.1 back to 8

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  1. drea97 macrumors member

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    how do I downgrade 9.3.1 back to 8 version? 9.3.1 giving me nothing but a problem web reloading, crashing, freeze keyboard.
     
  2. Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

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    It's not possible. You can't even downgrade to 9.2.1 anymore.
     
  3. drea97 thread starter macrumors member

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    It's sucks!
     
  4. pcgeek12345 macrumors regular

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  5. dcp10 macrumors 6502

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    You might try a fresh install and setting up as a new phone.
     
  6. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    doesn't work.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 8, 2016 ---
    exchange your phone for the same model, but one which hasn't been updated. try to find on craigslist. other than that, there's no way.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Why doesn't that work, or worth trying at the very least? For plenty people something like that has made a difference to one degree or another many times before.
     
  8. eoblaed macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, considering 9.3.1 is pretty damned stable, if your iPad is having that many issues it sounds like you need to do a complete restore from backup to do a thorough reinstall of the OS.
     
  9. drea97 thread starter macrumors member

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    I did a clean restore it still giving me the same issue. I don't think 9.1.3 can't handle original iPad Air.
     
  10. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Perhaps it's the other way around...time for an upgrade.
     
  11. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    It's not worth trying because it doesn't work... it doesn't work because Apple doesn't allow it... what's the point of spending time on worthless things?
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    How does Apple not allow for someone to do a restore as new as that is one of the basic things that has always been around? :confused:
     
  13. Zombolo macrumors member

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    Apple need to allow and support iOS downgrade.
    Customers only need security updates. Just like OSX.
     
  14. eoblaed macrumors 65816

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    Apple does. I restore as new all the time.
     
  15. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    You guys are talking about two different things. He's saying restoring and starting as new wont help downgrading the phone. While you mean restoring might help op fix the problem so he doesn't need to downgrade.

    To op. Yes restoring and starting as new might help fix your crashes and issues.
     
  16. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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    restoring doesn't change IOS just all the other software on phone
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Seems like the original comment that was posted about it was in reference to trying that out given that downgrading isn't an option. If the reply to that was in reference to that being used to downgrade, then, sure that won't do anything for it.
     
  18. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not talking about the ability to restore. I'm talking about what the OP asked...ability to downgrade by doing something..and the answer is its not possible.
     
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Sure, as was pointed out before. Then it seems someone posted something for the OP to try to troubleshoot and perhaps fix the issues that were being experienced, by essentially going through a fresh restore (again, not to downgrade). That is something that might work as far as helping (not with the downgrade part, but with the issues part).
     

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