downgrading to iOS8

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by zoran, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    Ive recently upgraded on my iPad to iOS9 and ive seen some serious bugs. The tablet would freeze, shutdown and unable to restart unless i did the reset boot procedure.
    I believe that iOS9 has issues and therefore i want to downgrade to iOS8. Is it possible and how?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What iPad version is it? Generally speaking it's not something that's possible though.
     
  3. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Its the first iPadAir. Not possible? Why not?
     
  4. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Because your iPad checks with Apple's servers before installing any iOS to see if it's a signed, valid, and untampered with, and Apple stopped signing iOS 8 shortly after iOS 9 was released.
    That's how it works with every new iOS.
     
  5. skyperbon macrumors regular

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    Sorry, but it is not possible to downgrade to iOS 8 any longer as Apple has stopped signing that version of iOS. Apple usually stops signing older version of iOS a few weeks after they release a newer version.

    One can stay on the old version of iOS without updating to a newer version, but once updated, it is impossible to downgrade to an older version.
     
  6. asv56kx3088 macrumors 6502

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    It is not possible to downgrade to iOS 8. At this moment I would suggest you restore the iPad and give it one more try.
     

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