Downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.2

iOS 10 has been released, albeit only in beta format to developers and those who are registered to upload the beta releases. As usual, a huge number of people rushed to update to iOS 10, causing, as usual, trouble on Apple’s servers, as they failed to deal with onslaught. Out of those that did get to update to iOS 10, obviously many have found that it simply isn’t stable enough to do anything with. For those of you that are new to this game, the very nature of a beta release makes it unstable and buggy and if you don’t have a spare device to test the firmware out on, you are best advised to stay away.

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Luckily for those who want to downgrade, iOS 9.3.2 firmware is still being signed by Apple and will continue to be until iOS 9.3.3 is released so there is a way to downgrade. If you are not happy on the iOS 10 beta and want to head back down to a more familiar and stable firmware, this tutorial is for you.

How to Downgrade iOS 10 [ beta 1 ] to iOS 9.3.2 :

  1. Download iOS 9.3.2 IPSW [ext link]. Make sure you download the right one for your iOS device.
  2. Check that you are on the latest iTunes version – if not, update now. To find out, open iTunes click on Help > Check for Updates – if there is one, instructions will be given onscreen on how to update to it. itunes update mac
  3. On your iOS device, go to Settings > iCloud and tap on Find my iPhone – disable it find_my_iphone_6_ios_804
  4. Connect your iOS device to your computer and open iTunes iTunes open iphone 6
  5. Now you need to put your device into DFU – hold down the Home and Power buttons at the same time. When the Apple Logo show on the screen, let go of the Power button but hold the Home button until a Connect to iTunes message shows up on the screen connect to itunes recovery mode
  6. In iTunes, you will see a Device in Recovery message asking you if you want to restore your device or update it. Press the SHIFT (Windows) or ALT (Mac) key on your keyboard and click on the Restore option itunes restore
  7. Find the IPSW that you downloaded and click on it ios 10 ipsw
  8. Follow the instructions on the screen and iTunes will start to downgrade your device to iOS 9.3.2 – do not touch your computer or device unless asked to ios_9_restore_in_progress
  9. When the downgrade is complete, your iOS device will reboot and you can set it up on iOS 9.3.2. ios_10_hello_screen 3

That is all it takes to downgrade but your window of time may be short. Shortly after iOS 9.3.3 is released, Apple will stop signing and you won’t be able to downgrade back to iOS 9.3.2 from iOS 10 firmware.

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