iPhone X If I backup my 6 on iTunes and restore from that backup will it stay on iOS 11?

TH55

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I want to keep my X on iOS 11.3.1 so I can keep my jailbreak but want to get all my current convos/app arrangement/bookmarks and text replacemt keyboard shortcuts. None of this stuff synced from iCloud.
 

rain111

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No, iTunes will force you to update to the latest iOS first before restoring.
 

rain111

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Are you sure? I feel like I've done it before without having to update iOS.
you can correct me if I am wrong of course, but from what I remember, you can't... unless holding shift and loading an old iOS .ips... not sure if that method would work in your case.
 

Dave-Z

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The backup/restore process does not include the operating system itself. You can restore a backup to a different device provided the new device is running at least the same version or newer of iOS as the old device. For example:
  • iOS 11.0 > iOS 11.2 = Yes
  • iOS 11.0 > iOS 12.0 = Yes
  • iOS 12.0 > iOS 11.0 = No
You can manually re-install another version of iOS as @rain111 mentioned, but only if Apple is still signing that version. They typically stop signing older releases a few weeks after the latest ones are released.
 
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