How to Downgrade from iOS 11.1.2 to iOS 11.1, 11.1.1, 11.0.3, 11.0.2, 11.0.1

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Nov 17
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Here’s a complete tutorial on how to downgrade your iPhone or iPad from iOS 11.1.2 to iOS 11.1, 11.1.1, 11.0.3, 11.0.2 or iOS 11.0.1.

Downgrade iOS 11.1.2 to Earlier Signed Firmware Today if You Believe Upgrading a Mistake.

Yesterday, Apple released iOS 11.1.2, which is mainly aimed towards iPhone X users, fixing an issue with the display, rendering it unresponsive in cold weather. Apart from that, the software update fixes other bugs too. Nonetheless, if you have updated to the firmware and you never wanted to for some reason, then you will be pleased to learn that you can downgrade back to several different version of iOS 11.x. At the time of writing, Apple is signing iOS 11.1.1, iOS 11.1, iOS 11.0.3, iOS 11.0.2 as well as iOS 11.0.1. So if you wish to jump onto any of the aforementioned firmware then you have a window of opportunity which you can gladly avail.

Before We Begin…

  • First of all it’s important to know that you must backup everything using iTunes or iCloud as the downgrade process will erase everything off your device.
  • Make sure you iTunes is installed on your computer. You can download it from: apple.com/itunes
  • Also make sure you have your original or a MFi-certified Lightning cable with you in order to interface your iPhone, iPad or iPod with your computer.
  • Download the firmware file to which you wish to downgrade to from here: iOS 11.1.1iOS 11.1, iOS 11.0.3, iOS 11.0.2 or iOS 11.0.1.

Tutorial.

  • Connect your iPhone or iPad with your computer using a Lightning cable and launch iTunes.
  • Select your device from the top left hand corner of iTunes. It’s the little iPhone-like icon, in case you are wondering.
  • Now click on the Restore iPhone button while holding down the left Shift key (Windows) or the left Option key (Mac).
  • When a new pop-up window shows up, just select the IPSW file you wish to downgrade to.
  • iTunes will start extracting the firmware, restore your device, verify the installation with Apple and boot your device up. The entire process won’t take more than 15 minutes at best.
  • Once done, you can start using your device as you normally would.

 

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