Downgrade from iOS 11 without backup

geraldem

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Hi...sorry if this was answered before, but is it possible for me to downgrade back to iOS 10 without having a backup thru iTunes? I read all the posts and articles they all start with restoring from a backup via iTunes. any help?
 

dmnc

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No. That's why Apple tells you to make ins before installing the beta. The methods to "downgrade" without losing data usually have data corruption issues and eventually you'll have to wipe your phone. I'd rather stay with the betas...
 

geraldem

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So I am not worried about saving the data actually. I really just want to prepare it so I can sell on Ebay. Data is already on my new device.
 

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So I am not worried about saving the data actually. I really just want to prepare it so I can sell on Ebay. Data is already on my new device.
Then you can just delete the beta profile from the device and restore it with the iTunes. Without the beta profile it will install a clean version of iOS 10.3.3 on it. Your buyer can then set it up as new or do their own restore from their own previous backup.
 

lightfire

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Then you can just delete the beta profile from the device and restore it with the iTunes. Without the beta profile it will install a clean version of iOS 10.3.3 on it. Your buyer can then set it up as new or do their own restore from their own previous backup.
Excuse my i-ignorance, but How does one delete the public beta?
 

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Excuse my i-ignorance, but How does one delete the public beta?
Once you delete the beta profile and restart your device, it will be treated as any other “regular” non-beta iPhone/iPad. You do not necessarily need to wipe the device off/restore it after deleting the beta profile if you are happy with how it runs. You can then check for updates in a usual way and if there is an official public iOS version newer than your beta you will be offered you to install it.
 

Paddle1

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Once you delete the beta profile and restart your device, it will be treated as any other “regular” non-beta iPhone/iPad. You do not necessarily need to wipe the device off/restore it after deleting the beta profile if you are happy with how it runs. You can then check for updates in a usual way and if there is an official public iOS version newer than your beta you will be offered you to install it.
Restoring is necessary to get it off of the beta if no stable update is available.

Though it’s probably a good idea anyways to clean out any possible “remnants” of the beta.
 
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