Apple recently seeded the first beta iteration of iOS 10 for registered developers and beta testers with a host of new features and enhancements over its previous release. As with every other beta release the test version of iOS 10 could still have some untested bugs and broken features.
If you have accidentally upgraded to iOS 10 beta or just out of curiosity, there is still a way to downgrade back to the previous version of signed iOS firmware. Apple is currently signing only the latest iOS 9.3.2 version and hence it is not possible to downgrade any further to older versions of iOS 9.
If you want to downgrade or restore your device to iOS 9.3.2, here is the complete step-by-step guide to accompish the same.
Key points to remember
- Back up important data and settings on the iOS device, before you proceed to avoid unexpected data loss during the downgrade process.
- You can only restore your backup from iOS 9.x.x compatible backup files and restoring the iOS 10 beta files is not supported. Hence, you need to manually backup your important photos, videos and other personal files before you being the downgrade process.
Direct download links to iOS 9.3.2 IPSW files
iPhone 4S: iPhone4,1_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPhone 5 GSM: iPhone5,1_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPhone 5 GSM+CDMA: iPhone5,2_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPhone 5s GSM: iPhone6,1_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPhone 5s GSM+CDMA: iPhone6,2_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPhone 5c GSM: iPhone5,3_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPhone 5c GSM+CDMA:iPhone5,4_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPhone 6 Plus: iPhone7,1_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPhone 6: iPhone7,2_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPhone 6s: iPhone8,1_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPhone 6s+: iPhone8,2_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPhone SE: iPhone8,4_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad 2 Wi-Fi: iPad2,1_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad 2 GSM: iPad2,2_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad 2 CDMA: iPad2,3_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad 2 New: iPad2,4_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad 3 Wi-Fi: iPad3,1_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad 3 CDMA: iPad3,2_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad 3 GSM: iPad3,3_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad Mini Wi-Fi: iPad2,5_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad Mini GSM: iPad2,6_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad Mini CDMA: iPad2,7_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad 4 Wi-Fi: iPad3,4_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad 4 GSM: iPad3,5_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad 4 GSM_CDMA: iPad3,6_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad Air Wi-Fi: iPad4,1_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad Air Cellular: iPad4,2_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad Mini 2 Wi-Fi: iPad4,4_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad Mini 2 Cellular: iPad4,5_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad Air China: iPad4,3_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad Mini 2 China: iPad4,6_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad Mini 3 Wi-Fi: iPad4,7_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad Mini 3 Cellular: iPad4,8_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad Mini 3 China: iPad4,9_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi: iPad5,3_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad Air 2 Cellular: iPad5,4_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad Mini 4 Wi-Fi: iPad5,1_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad Mini 4 Cellular: iPad5,2_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad Pro Wi-Fi: iPad6,7_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad Pro Cellular: iPad6,8_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad Pro 9.7 Wi-Fi: iPad6,3_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular: iPad6,4_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPod touch 5G: iPod5,1_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
iPod touch 6G: iPod7,1_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw
How to downgrade iOS 10 beta to iOS 9.3.2
- Download the device-specific IPSW firmware file from the links provided above.
- Before you try restoring the device, you need to perform a few preliminary steps:
a) Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. Then select iCloud > Find My iPhone and then disable this feature.
b) Plug-in your iPhone or iPad to a Mac or Windows computer (PC) using the device's original USB cable.
c) Ensure the latest version of iTunes is installed on the computer and let iTunes detect your device. Then select the device from the list and choose Summary tab to view the relevant hardware info about the connected device.
- Now Boot the device into DFU mode as follows:
a) Connect your device to the computer
b) Power off the device by holding the Sleep/wake button until the device shuts down.
c) Now press and hold the Power button for three seconds and then simultaneously press and hold the Home button for the next 10 seconds.
d) Then release the Power button, but continue holding the Home button until a pop-up window appears in iTunes alerting that your device is now recognized in Recovery mode. Click on the ok button to confirm.
- Now you are ready to restore the device to a more stable version of iOS. Hold Shift key in Windows or Option/Alt key in Mac while clicking the Restore iPhone button in iTunes.
- Finally, select the appropriate IPSW firmware file for your device from the list of download links. Then click on Restore and Update button to continue.
- Click Next button in the subsequent screen and then hit the Agree button to continue.
- iTunes will now check the software and install it on your device. The entire process could last around 10 minutes.
- Once the device is restored to an earlier version, it should boot up successfully into the newly installed iOS firmware and you will see the white Hello screen.
Those who want to install iOS 10 beta on their iPhone or iPad without developer account may follow our step-by-step guide posted here.
[Source: iPhone Hacks]