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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

How to get back to iOS 10 from the iOS 11 beta (downgrade)


This week Apple showed us how it will be iOS 11 . Many are those who have been encouraged to install the beta or test version , even without being developers. And now is when the problems come ... How do we go back to a stable version of iOS , ie iOS 10?

How to downgrade from iOS 11 to iOS 10

Before a usual process of  downgrade , the usual would be to check if the version we want to return is still signed by Apple. This is important, because if Apple does not authorize the restoration / renovation can not do it.

Is the version to which I want to return still being signed?

In spite of this, in this case the version we want to return to will always be signed , as we are going down from a beta (iOS 11) to the last stable version (iOS 10.3.2). Therefore, in this case we do not have to worry about anything.
Still, in case you want to check which versions of iOS are being signed and what not, I recommend you visit the website of ipsw.me . There you select the device that you want to check and you will get a list of iOS versions. Those that are in green are the ones that remain signed, and therefore, to which we can return.
The versions that appear in green are the ones that are still signed by Apple for that specific device.  Therefore, it is to the versions that we can go back (downgrade).
The versions that appear in green are the ones that are still signed by Apple for that specific device. Therefore, it is to the versions that we can go back (downgrade).

Preparations: download iOS and back up

If the version to which we want is still signed, which in this case is, we can begin with the preparations .
The first thing we will do is download the version of iOS that we want to go back to. To do this we will go to the website mentioned above, ipsw.me . There we will select our type of device and our model (you must be careful to select the right model). Next we will show a list with the versions of iOS, and as we said above, we will select one of those that come out in green. In this case we will download version 10.3.2 , which is the last stable version to date. Finally we will give to "Download" to download the file IPSW. 
From the same website we can also download the IPSW file, which contains the image of the operating system to be installed.
From the same website we can also download the IPSW file, which contains the image of the operating system to be installed.
While downloading what we will do will make a backup of the iPhone. The problem is that if we make a backup with iTunes or iCloud in iOS 11 we will not be able to restore it in iOS 10 . So unfortunately we will have to make a manual copy of all our data. That is, save the photos, songs and more on the computer, and we can also save backups of applications that allow it (such as WhatsApp).
Despite doing the backup in this manual way, I also recommend doing a backup with iTunes. Yes, I know it can not be restored in iOS 10, but it would be interesting to keep it in case we forget to save some file or data.

Return to desired iOS version

It has come back to the old version and iOS, in this case, iOS 10.3.1. The process itself is very simple, although there are several things to keep in mind.
To do the  downgrade first we must connect the iPhone to the Mac, and then open iTunes . Once there we will go to the main iPhone management screen and in the "Summary" tab we will give "Update" while pressing the Option key (Alt or Shift if we use Windows). When we do this we will get a window asking for a file. Here we will select the IPSW file that we downloaded previously, which contains the image of the operating system that we are going to install.
How to downgrade from iOS 11 to iOS 10.
Press the Option key or Alt (Shift in Windows) while clicking on "Update" or "Restore".
Now iTunes will begin to unzip the file and then install it on the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch that we have connected. During the process the device will restart repeatedly , but we must not disconnect it under any circumstances until the device has been restored.
If everything went well when the process is finished we will be facing iOS 10. What if it has made some mistake or something In that case what we can do is to try again , and if it still does not work what can be done is instead of giving "Update" to "Restore" . This way we will do a clean installation, losing all the data, obviously avoiding errors.

Conclusion

If you upgraded to iOS 11 beta and now want to go back to iOS 10, this is the way to proceed. Although, for those who have not updated and are thought, remember that beta versions are not intended for "normal" users. The beta versions are aimed at developers so they can test their apps in the new version, as they may fail after the upgrade.

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