Downgrade iOS 9.2 Beta To iOS 9.0.2, 9.1 On iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Here’s how to downgrade iOS 9.2 beta to iOS 9.1 or iOS 9.0.2 final build on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.
Apple released the first ever beta of iOS 9.2 just yesterday and it comes with even more bug fixes and performance enhancements, one-upping the recently released iOS 9.1 firmware for Cupertino’s mobile devices. At this current point in time, iOS 9.2 is a developer-only affair, which means you have to be a paying and legit dev with Apple if you want to download and install the pre-release firmware onto your device. If, for some reason, you feel that you want to revert back to iOS 9.1 (or 9.0.2, which is currently being signed by Apple) then here’s how you can do just that.
Downgrade iOS 9.2 Beta To iOS 9.0.2 – 9.1
Before proceeding with the steps below, make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your PC or Mac (download: apple.com/itunes). And lastly, make sure that you have a stable Internet connection.
2. Put your iOS 9.2 beta running iPhone, iPad, iPod touch in Recovery Mode. Follow the steps posted here on how you can do just that.
3. With your iOS device connected to your PC or Mac, launch iTunes and dismiss any warnings you might see on the screen by clicking ‘Ok.’
4. Hold down the left ‘Option’ key if you’re using a Mac, or the left ‘Shift’ key if you’re a PC user, then click on the ‘Restore iPhone’ button in iTunes.
5. Point iTunes to the IPSW file you downloaded in step 1.
Let iTunes do its thing and restore your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch to iOS 9.1 / 9.0.2. Once the installation process is complete, simply set up your device as you normally would.
If you’re currently sitting on iOS 9.1 and want to downgrade to iOS 9.0.2, then you can simply follow our guide posted here on how to do just that: Downgrade iOS 9.1 To 9.0.2 And Jailbreak Using Pangu 9. If you’re downgrading for the purpose of jailbreaking then be sure to make your move quickly as Apple can close the iOS 9.0.2 signing window at any moment.
Since iOS 9.2 is currently in its beta phases, there are a lot of reasons why you would want to be on a public release version of iOS. For starters, iOS 9.1 is extremely stable, and iOS 9.0.2 is currently being signed by Apple, and can be jailbroken as well. If those are reasons enough to get you downgrading, then we suggest you make the move right away.
Did you downgrade to iOS 9.1 or iOS 9.0.2? Then be sure to let us know about it.