Who's gone back to iOS 8.x?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by TheLondonFella, Sep 18, 2015.


Have you rolled back to iOS 8.x from iOS 9?

  1. Yes ...

  2. No ...

  1. TheLondonFella Suspended


    Oct 6, 2014
    Thinking of doing it with my iPad 4, which is a mess on iOS 9.

    If you've gone back to iOS 8.x I'd love to know what device it's on?

    Cheers ...
  2. nhlfreak98 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2013
    How does it run on the iPad 4? I have one but haven't upgraded yet
  3. TheLondonFella thread starter Suspended


    Oct 6, 2014
    It's a jittery, stuttering, laggy mess ...

    Downloading iOS 8.4.1 as I type!
  4. Ivarzz28 macrumors newbie


    Sep 18, 2015
    Downgraded my iPhone5s and feeleng like Home! :)
    IOS9 is not for me... at leat at this moment..
  5. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    runs great on my iPhone 6+, decently on my 1st gen iPad mini.
  6. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    No issues as far as I can see on my iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air.

    Early days.
  7. TheLondonFella thread starter Suspended


    Oct 6, 2014
    I'll be home soon myself, fella!

    On my iPad 4, that is.

    I spent HOURS putting everything back onto my iPhone 6 last night, after resetting to iOS 9 via iTunes. Therefore, I'll leave iOS 9 on my iPhone.

    Take care ...
  8. witherwings macrumors member


    Sep 3, 2010
    Not for me. Running beautifully iOS 9.0 on my iPhone 5s 32GB. Just make sure the Battery Saving Mode is off, otherwise it will lag a lot. However it does his work perfectly when the battery is low.

    But my iPad mini though... That's almost sure rolling back to iOS 8.4.1...
  9. liteshow macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2012
    NO issues on my iphone 5s and ipad air. No reason to go back.
  10. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    Running better than 8.4.1 on my iPhone 6.
  11. mykelala01 macrumors 6502


    May 17, 2009
    Battery is great on my iPhone 5s running IOS 9 compare to IOS 8.x.x
  12. LastOneToKnow macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2011
    East Coast, USA
    I restored back to iOS 8.4.1 yesterday after having just upgraded to iOS 9 the night before. Will go back to iOS 9 once the "transferring purchases" issue when syncing to iTunes is resolved. When performing a sync with iTunes, iOS 9 is causing none of my apps (...newly purchased or updated) to sync from my iPhone 6 Plus back to iTunes. Syncing is working as expected from iTunes to my iPhone. Just not the other way around. Unable to replicate the issue once restoring back to iOS 8 which was no big deal to do. Will just stay on iOS 8 until the issue is resolved which I've read was a known issue when iOS 9 was still in beta. Thanks for the warning Apple.
  13. Command macrumors regular


    Jan 23, 2015
    If you download a IPSW file, it's not from Apple - it's from a jailbreaking process that's not authentic. Just so you know...

    iOS 9
    This is the release version of iOS 9 for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Devices updated to iOS 9 can not be restored to earlier versions of iOS.
  14. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    You guys with old hardware , try a fresh install of iOS 9
  15. BrettApple, Sep 18, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2015

    BrettApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 3, 2010
    Heart of the midwest
    You can download the 8.4.1 IPSW straight from their servers, and it is still being signed by Apple themselves. You can downgrade quite easily by putting your phone into DFU mode and restoring it manually. This is not for jailbreaking, just an official downgrade. Of course it won't work as soon as they stop signing it. But for now it works.

    Yes there are custom IPSWs out there not from Apple that are for jailbroken devices, but not for 8.4.1. I used to use all sorts of them during the iOS 3/4 days though. Many added features that weren't available on older devices, or optimized them to run smoother.

    I think I'll stick with iOS 9.1 for now and hope it improves, but may have to do a full restore at some point.

    My 6+ has been dropping frames since iOS 8 and 9 isn't any better. I sold my 4s a while back, but on the initial iOS 9 Beta 1 it was a good bit smoother than iOS 8 was. Nothing like 5/6/7, but better. It was a fresh DFU restore. The multitasking interface was faster and smoother than my 6+. But then it slowed down after Beta 2 for whatever reason.

    Note the smoothness on B1: https://instagram.com/p/3rz04rycV6/
  16. TheLondonFella thread starter Suspended


    Oct 6, 2014
    Apparently these files come directly from Apple's servers ...

  17. TheLondonFella thread starter Suspended


    Oct 6, 2014
    Ok, a complete U-Turn ...

    I'm sticking with iOS 9.

    For some reason, it started working much better last night?

    And now that I've loaded my iPad 4 up with apps, it's still working better than when it was empty?

    Some elements are still a bit "chokey" but I suppose it's to be expected.

    Just thought I'd share ...
  18. Damolee macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2012
    Downgraded my 6 to iOS 8. Instantly slick and smooth. The difference isn't exaggerated. Apps launching fast, animations all smooth. None of that glitchy vsync like stutter in Messages.

    I recall 8 was behaving like 9 does now on launch. I'm disappointed that Apple couldn't iron that stuff out in a year or so and 5 betas later. The rendering engine should all be the same.
  19. TheLondonFella thread starter Suspended


    Oct 6, 2014
    I agree.

    Hopefully iOS 9 will get smoother for older devices with updates ...
  20. Surfheart macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2010
    Left my air 1 on 8.4 after seeing how poorly iOS 9 ran on my wife's air.

    Restored my 6 plus to 8.4, much smoother than 9.
  21. wannabelean macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2009
    I need to downgrade too but have a question. How do I backup and restore my text and iMessages?
  22. se95dah macrumors member


    Dec 30, 2014
    My iPhone 6 runs beautifully on iOS 9 but my trusty old iPad 2 was a different story. Lots of lag throughout, particularly in safari where I was often waiting 10 seconds between swiping and seeing the screen scroll. I've downgraded to 8.4.1 and the performance is back. I updated both devices over the air. Anybody have better experience with iOS 9 on iPad 2 by doing a clean install?
  23. FloridaGary macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2014
    Updated 2 ip6 phones and iPad Air 2 and all work well in ios9.
  24. MagicHAM macrumors regular


    Sep 2, 2013
    I did do the upgrade on the iPad Air 1 as i have it listed on eBay, and from my perspective it works pretty well. No lags or stuttering then again i did the reset to factory settings and then did the upgrade without restoring a back up (did it brand new) and updated it that way.

    I have to wonder if people just did a complete straight upgrade without doing a reset first? I always find that when i did that there are bound to be some issues, but doing a new install is much cleaner and don't pick up on half the crap that was on the old backup.

    Again did the same process on my new iPad Air 2, before even restoring it i did the new upgrade from the clean install of iOS8. Works damn great and loving the multi tasking side by side split view! Very useful as i take a lot of notes during business meetings!
  25. Command macrumors regular


    Jan 23, 2015

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