Downgrade 9.3 to 9.2

mikyone

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Mar 26, 2016
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Hey guy,

Here is my story. I found out an Ipad 2 wifi in the dump couple month ago. The lcd screen had been broken. but Itunes recognised the devise. I decided to buy a new lcd screen. To do this operation I unfortunatly cut the commands cable. Even without the commands (button ON-OFF and the sounds), I was able to start the ipad with Itunes. Everything was working find, the other ownership didn't lock the screen and I managed to take over the Ipad.
On the 23th after the Key notes of Apple, I decided to upgrade my Ipad with the version 9.3. At the end of the installation, Ios ask me my Apple Id which is the Apple ID of the former owner ship. If I used Itunes same screen.
So I was wondering if there is way to use the recovery mode without the hard reset because I don't have any power button ? Besides do you think the recovery mode could restore my older version of IOS ?
I have got the impression to be f...
Thanks for you help.
 

Sirious

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Hey guy,

Here is my story. I found out an Ipad 2 wifi in the dump couple month ago. The lcd screen had been broken. but Itunes recognised the devise. I decided to buy a new lcd screen. To do this operation I unfortunatly cut the commands cable. Even without the commands (button ON-OFF and the sounds), I was able to start the ipad with Itunes. Everything was working find, the other ownership didn't lock the screen and I managed to take over the Ipad.
On the 23th after the Key notes of Apple, I decided to upgrade my Ipad with the version 9.3. At the end of the installation, Ios ask me my Apple Id which is the Apple ID of the former owner ship. If I used Itunes same screen.
So I was wondering if there is way to use the recovery mode without the hard reset because I don't have any power button ? Besides do you think the recovery mode could restore my older version of IOS ?
I have got the impression to be f...
Thanks for you help.
Since you have reached that screen, known as "Activation Lock", it will not allow you to do anything with the iPad - whether thats restore, activate or downgrade.

Before you can use the iPad with iTunes or activate it for use, you will need to enter the original owners Apple ID and password.

Also, Apple doesn't make it easy to downgrade - if at all. Older versions stopped being signed/accepted for activation usually within a few days of a new versions release.
 

BittenApple

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Nov 29, 2008
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if you need to go back...

you need to download the IPSW for 9.2 for your iPad 2 (https://ipsw.me)

then you need to put your iPad in DFU mode..

using iTunes.. shift click on restore (or command on mac i think) and select the IPSW you just Dled


let it do its thing and restore...

there you go.. as long as apple is signing 9.2.1 you'll be able to go back (it won't be for long)
 

Sirious

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if you need to go back...

you need to download the IPSW for 9.2 for your iPad 2 (https://ipsw.me)

then you need to put your iPad in DFU mode..

using iTunes.. shift click on restore (or command on mac i think) and select the IPSW you just Dled


let it do its thing and restore...

there you go.. as long as apple is signing 9.2.1 you'll be able to go back (it won't be for long)
He's at the activation screen, I'm sure iTunes won't let him do anything, since its all part of Find my iPad?

With Activation Lock, your Apple ID and password are required before anyone can:

  • ...

  • Erase and reactivate your device
 

Paddle1

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You can't do anything without DFU/Recovery mode, it's stuck at activation lock.
 

mikyone

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Original poster
Mar 26, 2016
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if you need to go back...

you need to download the IPSW for 9.2 for your iPad 2 (https://ipsw.me)

then you need to put your iPad in DFU mode..

using iTunes.. shift click on restore (or command on mac i think) and select the IPSW you just Dled


let it do its thing and restore...
I tried the restorartion using Itunes and the version 9.2 and I need to by pass the ICloud identification screen. As @Sirious said I m stuck on this screen.
 

Paddle1

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I tried the restorartion using Itunes and the version 9.2 and I need to by pass the ICloud identification screen. As @Sirious said I m stuck on this screen.
Looks like that's it for the iPad then. The only chance now is if the update Apple releases will remove the lock.
 
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Paddle1

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May 1, 2013
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I was wondering if Pangu came up with jailbreak IO 9.3, that could solve my issue ?
You cannot get around activation lock, it's an anti-theft feature and essentially bricks the device (leaves it unusable) unless you sign in or have proof-of-purchase and can contact Apple. You can't jailbreak the iPad.

Apple has a page on this problem but it doesn't look like it'll help since the account it's locked to isn't yours: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206203
 

BittenApple

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Even if you put the iPad in DFU mode, if the iCloud activation lock is enabled, and if you do not know it, you will still be unable to use it.
Ahh

sounds like this might be stolen then ! i thought he owned this and knew the ID/PW
 

mikyone

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Mar 26, 2016
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Ahh

sounds like this might be stolen then ! i thought he owned this and knew the ID/PW
I'm not thief. I just recycled an Ipad found in a dump. It's my fault if people don't care to recycle electronic product. To avoid that Apple should charge 10 euros each time you give your old product back... But of course it's not the plan of this company even if they show off about their environment concern in the key note.
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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I'm not thief. I just recycled an Ipad found in a dump. It's my fault if people don't care to recycle electronic product. To avoid that Apple should charge 10 euros each time you give your old product back... But of course it's not the plan of this company even if they show off about their environment concern in the key note.
All that aside, there's not much you can do about Activation Lock.
 

Kevenly

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Nov 22, 2008
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The wrong planet.
I hope you didn't listen to these people and throw your iPad into the trash from whence it came!

Apple has reportedly fixed this bug with the new version of 9.3 released today that improperly asked
for the original registrar's AppleID instead of that of the current user.
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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I hope you didn't listen to these people and throw your iPad into the trash from whence it came!

Apple has reportedly fixed this bug with the new version of 9.3 released today that improperly asked
for the original registrar's AppleID instead of that of the current user.
Perhaps it might be related to that, but if it was actually Activation Locked by the owner who got rid of it, then it would still be unrelated to that.
 

Sirious

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I hope you didn't listen to these people and throw your iPad into the trash from whence it came!

Apple has reportedly fixed this bug with the new version of 9.3 released today that improperly asked
for the original registrar's AppleID instead of that of the current user.
I don't think this update would have fixed it as OP has said he is not the original owner.
 

GalFieri

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Mar 4, 2016
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I don't think you can downgrade or remove the activation lock. You're out of luck.

Apple is technically signing 9.2.1 right now for the iPad 2 but you would still run into the activation lock which you can't remove.
 
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