iPhone Downgrade iOS 9?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by corder, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. corder macrumors newbie

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    hey Guys!

    Any idea how to downgrade iOS 9 to iOS 8.1.3 from Yosemite? iTunes keeps giving me a "This device isn't eligible for this firmware" error when I try to downgrade... any ideas?! Tried for an hour now and no avail.

    thx!
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You can downgrade to 8.3. Nothing else is an option.
     
  3. nsimpson94 macrumors regular

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  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    You have to do a dfu restore! (Google it)

    Ps better hope an iCloud backup didn't take place whilst you were on iOS 9 too!
     
  5. jww062 macrumors member

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    A DFU restore isn't going to get them back to 8.1.x. Only the latest for that device, which would have to be 8.3 if it's a device eligible for 9.
     
  6. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    I love beta season.

    "I didn't believe them when they said 'don't use your primary mac'".

    "I figured the Beta would be stable"

    Come on, guys. Apple has bugs in the GM, why in the world would you install their Beta on your primary iPhone?
     
  7. nsimpson94 macrumors regular

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    Keeps us entertained I guess ;)
     
  8. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    And floods the iOS 9 forum with garbage.

    We need a thread such as:

    "The OFFICIAL 'I Screwed up my Mac with El Capitan Beta' Thread"
     
  9. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    **happily using ios 9 beta 1 on his 1 & only iphone & feels more like a beta 3 than a beta 1 (plus knows how to restore if need be)**
     
  10. Nermal Moderator

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    Fortunately I've only found a couple of bugs so far (including one that forces you to hard-reboot the phone) but I agree; don't install betas if you need a problem-free device.
     
  11. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Op had already had this explained
     
  12. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Yeah you won't be going back to 8.1.3. If you would like to downgrade you'll have to go to 8.3 or 8.4 beta. I'd recommend the 8.3. Are you a registered dev? If so you can just download the IPSW and install it.
     

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