Downgrade from iOS 11 without backup

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by geraldem, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. geraldem macrumors regular

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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?
     
  2. dmnc macrumors 6502

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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...
     
  3. geraldem thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     
  4. one more macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
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  6. lightfire macrumors newbie

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    Excuse my i-ignorance, but How does one delete the public beta?
     
  7. SumYoungGai macrumors 6502a

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    You have to do a full restore on iTunes to wipe the device and install the stable version of iOS.
     
  8. one more macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  9. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    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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