A lot of users were curious to install iOS 8 beta 1 on their iDevice since its release to developers for testing. The firmware is superior buggy which means you might like to downgrade iOS 8 to 7 now. How is it possible to do? You can downgrade iOS with iTunes program and the whole thing is simple once you follow the instruction.
Even though iOS 8 to 7 downgrade can’t help you jailbreak your cell phone or tablet, you can still get more features being on firmware version 7. Here is how you can downgrade iOS 8 iPhone to iOS 7.1.1 [remember about several caveats].
What to Do Before You Downgrade iOS Using iTunes
- Firstly, you should make sure you have iTunes 11.2.2 on your computer.
- Secondly, remember that it is impossible back to iOS 8 and preserve your data.
- Thirdly, all the information from firmware v.8 will be lost.
- Fourthly, there is no need to create a backup from iOS 8 as you can’t use it.
How to Downgrade to iOS 7.1.1 [Instruction for iPhone and iPad]
Step 1. You have to turn off your iDevice.
Step 2. While you are connecting the iPhone or iPad to your PC / Mac you need to press down your Home button. Your computer will ask you to connect to iTunes.
Step 3. The program iTunes will see the handset or tablet in Recovery mode. It will suggest you should restore it before using. So say Ok to continue.
Step 4. Select Restore iPhone / iPad option and confirm your decision by choosing restore and Update option.
Step 5. You will downgrade from iOS 8 to 7 version 7.1.1 because this is the most recent once launched by Apple. iTunes will get it and install on your gadget.
Step 6. Allow the handset / tablet reboot and start using the 7.1.1 firmware.