How can I downgrade from iOS 9.1 beta 5 to 9.0.2?

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    I have an iPhone 6 Plus. Also will I be able to transfer my data?
     
  2. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    Technically you can't... but why do you want to? The general consensus is that 9.1 is better.
     
  3. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It's very stuttery. What do you mean I can't?

    I'm on 9.1 beta 5 and want to go with whatever the iPhone 6 Plus is shipping with which I believe is 9.0.2.
     
  4. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    I mean technically they don't want you downgrading and keeping your data can be tricky. Anyway there's two things you could try, you can enter DFU mode and restore to 9.0.2, but unless you have a backup from iOS 9.0.2 or earlier you'll lose your data. Or you could try shift/option updating to 9.0.2 which could keep data but could potentially cause issues.
     
  5. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    If I don't care to keep my data then what are my options?
     
  6. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    Enter recovery mode by plugging your phone into the computer and hold both the power and home button for 5 seconds. iTunes will detect it and install 9.0.2 to your phone. Here's a step by step guide if you want: http://www.imore.com/how-to-iphone-ipad-recovery-mode
     
  7. s2mike macrumors 6502

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    Here's my question:

    I'm currently on iOS 9.1 public beta 5 and have deleted the beta profile on my phone.

    What's the best way for me to upgrade to the official version of iOS 9.1 when it's released to the public and then make sure that I'm *off* the beta track?

    I assume that when iOS 9.1 is officially released to the public, I'll be notified OTA as usual...but how do I make sure that I don't get any more beta updates?
     
  8. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    I think at some point that the final version of iOS 9.1 should appear, once you're on that there shouldn't be any more beta updates as long as you don't have the profile. But if they released a "beta 6" first for example that would show up for you instead.

    I'm just guessing though.
     
  9. s2mike macrumors 6502

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    I believe you're right, because I deleted the beta profile from my phone after I downloaded beta 4 and then beta 5 still showed up as an update.
     
  10. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Cool. Do you know how long it takes to upload photos to iCloud? I'm currently uploading about 300 and it's taking time.
     
  11. wepiii macrumors 6502

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    I didn't discover this, but it works. Just did it to move from 9.1 beta 5 to 9.0.2. All my data is intact.

    "How to downgrade to iOS 9 on your iPhone or iPad," if you choose "Update" instead of "Restore and Update," it will replace your 9.1 beta OS with the official 9.0 release OS, without deleting any of your user data! In other words, no time-consuming restore from backups are necessary. Once your phone completes the update, all of your data is still in place.

    I’m not sure when this new option showed up, but it’s real, and it’s spectacular.

    And afterward, if you no longer want to be part of the beta program, or prompted to install the 9.1 beta, delete the profile from your phone: Settings – General – Profile – Select “iOS 9 beta software profile” – choose delete profile.
     
  12. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    How do you only update?
     
  13. wepiii macrumors 6502

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    Put it in recovery mode and update is an option
     
  14. Grayburn macrumors 68000

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    I 'downgraded' from 9.1 beta 4 to 9.0.2 by just by downloading the ipsw and then shift+check for update and then selecting the ipsw. Dont know how it worked but it went without a hitch primarily but then i ran into syncing problems with itunes.

    DFU restore would be the way to go.
     
  15. wildonrio macrumors 6502

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    When you downgraded, were you able to restore from your 9.1 backup?
     
  16. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    This trick may work and you won't have to restore since the data is not deleted in the first place. But in any case, if you do need to restore, itunes will refuse to restore a backup taken on 9.1 onto a phone running anything lower than that.
     
  17. wepiii macrumors 6502

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    I didn't have to, everything was still on my phone
     

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