The new iOS is now up and iOS 8 available for download with millions of users having already installed this newest iPhone, iPod touch and iPad firmware. Still there are a lot of people who now wish to use iOS 8 downgrade to iOS 7. Is it possible? Well, you can only downgrade iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2 and can’t get to earlier versions such as iOS 7.1.1 and 7.1.
Here is how to get back from iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2 operating system release. All you have to do is follow this instruction and perform everything as advised to you.
iOS 8 Downgrade iOS 7.1.2 with Backup for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Step 1. iOS 8 downgrade backup is the first thing to do. Use iTunes or iCloud [whatever you prefer more] and create a backup copy of all your iDevice data and information.
Step 2. You follow this iOS 8 downgrade to iOS 7.1.2 guide at your risk as Apple doesn’t recommend its customers to downgrade.
Step 3. You should find and download iOS 7.1.2 firmware file for your particular device.
Step 4. Users who turned on Find My iPhone app should now disable it.
Step 5. Plug your smartphone or tablet to your PC or Mac.
Step 6. Open iTunes.
Step 7. Find your model in the top right menu in iTunes.
Step 8. Hold down Shift / Alt/Option [for Windows or Mac] while choosing Restore iPhone, iPod touch or iPad option in iTunes. You will have to select your iOS 7.1.2 ipsw file now.
Step 9. iTunes will ask you to confirm that you wish to erase / restore your gadget. Confirm this step and press on Restore.
Step 10. The program will restore iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2 for you. Once this is done your iPhone or other iDevice will restart allowing you to “Slide to set up” having walkthrough assistant do complete this step.
Firstly, once you have downloaded to iOS 7.1.2 you won’t be able to restore to earlier iOS 7.x.x versions but not iOS 8 backup.
Secondly, Apple might stop signing iOS 7.1.2 at any moment now so hurry up if you still want to get back to this operating system.