iPad HELP! Need to downgrade from 8.4 PB to 8.3

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by JerTheGeek, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2014
    Hello all.
    I sold my iPad mini 1 on eBay and now I need to downgrade it from the PB of 8.4 to 8.3 so the buyer isnt stuck with beta software. I am currently downloading the 8.3 ipsw from here: http://www.iphonehacks.com/2015/04/download-ios-8-3.html
    Will this work if i just restore it to this? If I have to let the buyer know that it will be on the PB, will it be unlinked from my account and stuff? I already unenrolled it but beta 4 of 8.4 still shows up when you go to software update. What should i do??? Please help whoever can, thanks!
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    Plug the device in
    Download the proper iOS 8.3 .ipsw for the device
    Go to the main device screen in iTunes
    Shift + click restore (or option + click restore on a Mac)
    Browse for the .ipsw you downloaded
    Double click it
  3. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2014
    Did these exact steps already and it is now on 8.3 ready to go. Thanks!
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    I find simply putting the device into recovery mode and letting iTunes do its work gets the job done without the hassle of finding the right file or anything like that.
  5. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011

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