Is ipsw.me safe to use to downgrade iOS?

robert1998

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I have an iPhone X runing iOS 12.1 and the battery is garbage right now. I want to know if ipsw.me is safe to use to download ipsw and downgrade back to 12.0.1.
Or is an official way?
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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I have an iPhone X runing iOS 12.1 and the battery is garbage right now. I want to know if ipsw.me is safe to use to download ipsw and downgrade back to 12.0.1.
Or is an official way?
ipsw.me is just a directory of links to the software files located on Apple servers. There's no risk, but there's also no official way to downgrade iOS, even though downgrading does work as long as the version of iOS you're downgrading to is still being signed.
 

Mr_Brightside_@

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Sep 23, 2005
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ipsw.me is just a directory of links to the software files located on Apple servers. There's no risk, but there's also no official way to downgrade iOS, even though downgrading does work as long as the version of iOS you're downgrading to is still being signed.
Option clicking via iTunes is not considered official?