General How do I downgrade iOS 11 to iOS 10.3.3 ?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Stew Dave, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. Stew Dave macrumors newbie

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    Currently I'm working with iOS 11 firmware on my iPad Air 2.Now I need to downgrade it to iOS 10.3.3.So how do I do that easily?Please give me a solution to do that.
     
  2. rmm805 macrumors member

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    You can’t. It’s no longer being signed.
     
  3. Stew Dave thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay thanx for your help.So the best thing is staying on iOS 11 isn't it?
     
  4. Hal~9000 macrumors 68020

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    The question above implies that you somehow have an option or choice in the matter.

    You don't.

    It's not that it's the "best thing"... it's the only thing :p
     
  5. Konceptz804 macrumors member

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    Google it....it can be done, you just need to get your hands on a ipsw. Its against forum rules for me to fully explain how....
     
  6. ipooed macrumors 6502a

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    It cannot be done, unless 10.3.3 is being signed which it currently isn’t.
     
  7. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    You can downgrade when Apple is digitally signing the version you want. They stopped signing iOS 10 last year. They’re currently signing 11.2 and up.
     
  8. HallStevenson macrumors 6502a

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    I thought they used to sign the last 'point release' of previous iOS versions for quite a while, so one always had the option of either iOS 11.x.x or 10.x.x. I know they eventually even cut that off too though, but has the timeframe changed ?
     
  9. Konceptz804 macrumors member

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    I just went from 11.2 beta back to ios 10.3.3 on an ipad earlier this year.....you may not be able to get the ipsw from apple directly but it can be done.....
     
  10. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    It’s gotten slightly longer the past couple of years but it’s only for a few weeks.

    They stopped signing iOS 10 on October 4th after releasing iOS 11 on September 19th. (Except for the 6s which got it extended to November for some reason.) They stopped signing iOS 9 on October 19th 2016. With iOS 8 and 7 it was before September even ended.

    They started signing iOS 10 (and lots of other old versions) for a short period earlier this month so you probably downgraded then:
    https://www.macrumors.com/2018/01/11/apple-accidentally-signed-old-ios-versions/
     
  11. Konceptz804 macrumors member

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    I just checked the site I get my ipsw's from. I can go back as far as iOS 7. He's gotta google it, I got in trouble before with a moderator posting the web url in the past.
     
  12. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    iTunes blocks you from installing unsigned ipsws. I wouldn’t be surprised if you somehow did downgrade though because Apple was clearly having issues with their signing servers.
     
  13. greattrika macrumors member

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    For iPhone 4s and iPad 2 is iOS 6 signed.
     
  14. Stew Dave, Jan 29, 2018
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    Okay dude I'll try the rest of things.Thanx
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    Please give me a hint to do that:):)
     
  15. chrfr macrumors 604

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    It doesn't work anymore. You can't go back to 10.3.3.
     
  16. NowhereManNumber9 macrumors member

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    You can't, check this out

    https://ipsw.me/iPad5,3

    As you can see iOS 10.3.3 is not being signed

    You only have 4 options.
     
  17. Sift macrumors newbie

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    I have a question... I downloaded the ios 11.1 software way back when it was still being signed. I want to downgrade my iPhone 10, running 11.2 so I can jailbreak. Would I still be able to downgrade, or will iTunes not allow it?
     
  18. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    That's not how it works, iTunes checks the signing status right before attempting to install it on the device.
     
  19. ipooed macrumors 6502a

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    If 11.1 currently being signed yes you can downgrade, DFU mode the phone and Hold shift and click restore. On Mac hold the option key and click restore. Locate the 11.1 ipsw click it and iTunes will restore.

    I believe there is a possibility of a untethered jailbreak on 11.2.2 also, 11.2.5 patches the vulnerability

    You can check ipsw.me to see what firmwares are being signed for your device
     
  20. Stew Dave thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What are they?
     
  21. NowhereManNumber9 macrumors member

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    iOS 11.2 - 11.2.1 - 11.2.2 - 11.2.5 firmwares files and are currently signed


    For example if you are now in 11.2.5 you can downgrade to 11.2.1 because 11.2.1 is currently signing
     
  22. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    If you clicked the link, you would see. 11.2.5, 11.2.2, 11.2.1 and 11.2.
     
  23. ckuttner macrumors member

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    Oh, my...I looked here to see if there was any way I could return our 5S iPhones to the blessed days before iOS 11. Sounds like it's not going to possible, so I guess I'll have to settle for ranting:

    Our iPhones are running terribly slowly, there's a lag when typing; when I wake up the phone, there's a lag in reconnecting to WiFi, etc.
    I've often said that software developers who write great MacOS software don't make money on upgrades because their software just keeps working. It looks like the only way for us to deal with iOS 11 is to reward Apple by buying newer iPhones. Oh, well, I guess it helps my AAPL stock value....
     
  24. digitalexplr macrumors 6502a

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    Your phone in all likelihood being throttled. You can load 11.3 beta 1 and unthrottle it or just wait till 11.3 is released to the public some time in the next month or so.
     

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