In order to overcome the issues and back that are present in the current version of OS, companies tend to launch an update every now and then. Apple is among those companies who seriously believe in updating their technology. They want to keep the users in awe of the new features that come with almost every major update. To fix the problems that were present in iOS 10.3.2, Apple released the iOS 10.3.3. Since the update is over the air, you can easily download it from Settings, General, Software Update. The update might resolve a number of problems, but it is reported that it has some of its own issues as well.
After they upgraded, a number of users realized that iOS 10.3.2 was better in terms of performance and efficiency and they want to get it back. But is it possible to downgrade? This time is it as the signing Window for iOS 10.3.2 is still open and as long as this is open, it is possible to downgrade to this firmware.
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If you are not into jailbreaking your phone, we suggest you don’t instantly download any update that comes out. Wait for a major update this way, you won’t be tempted to jail break your phone in order to get back to a smoother running iOS. At the moment, there are two teams that are working on jailbreaking the variants of iOS 10. The team KeenLab is planning to come up with a jailbreak for iOs 10.3.2 and the team Pangu has demoed a jailbreak for iOS 10.3.1. Although both teams did roll out a demo jailbreak, nothing official has been released.
Now if you want to downgrade your iPhone to iOS 10.3.2, we suggest you follow the steps listed below.
Important Points to Remember before your downgrade
- It is imperative that your iTunes is up to date.
- It is important that you make a backup of your data before proceeding with the downgrading process. In case something goes wrong, you still can get your data back from the backup you created.
- Downgrading is only possible when Apple is signing the firmware. As the signing is open, at the time of writing this article.
- It is not possible to downgrade to another previous iOS version except iOS 10.3.2.
NOTE: Since the process involves cleaning everything on your device and then restoring it from a recent backup, so we highly recommend that you create a backup of your data before you proceed. Wiping and restoring of your device might take some time, depending on the amount of data you have on it.
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How to downgrade from iOS 10.3.3 to iOS 10.3.2 on your iPod touch, iPad and iPhone
Step 1: Start with downloading the iOS 10.3.2 IPSW file from our web page. Ensure you that have downloaded the correct file in accord with your device model.
- iOS firmware for iPod Touch
- iOS firmware for iPhone
- iOS firmware for iPad
Note: If you have the auto-zip feature enabled on Safari, we suggest that you disable it before downloading the firmware file through Safari. Alternatively, you can always use Firefox or Chrome for downloading the file or you can rename the .zip file as. ipsw file.
Step 2: Once the above step is down, you then have to turn on the DFU mode on your phone. For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus there is a different method of entering the DFU mode. Below we have listed the method that works with older phones such as iPhone 6 and lesser. These steps are also for iPad and iPod touch users.
- Connect your iOS device to your computer via USB.
- Press and hold the power button until you see the Slide to Power off option on your screen. Swipe this option to turn off your device.
- Now press and hold the power button for just three seconds.
- After this hold the Home button and keep pressing the power button for about ten seconds.
- Let go of the Power button, but keep pressing the Home button till you see a popup from iTunes stating that it is recognized your device in Recovery mode. If you are unable to see this pop, we suggest you try the process of holding the buttons again.
- Now Click on “OK” button.
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Step 3: You then have to click the Restore iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad button, but before doing so, you have to press and hold the Shift Key in Windows and Alt/Option key on Mac.
Step 4: File browser pop will appear, now you need to select the iOS 10..3.2 IPSW file that you downloaded.
Step 5: You need to confirm before moving forward, so click on Restore and Update button to continue.
Step 6: The next window will show you information regarding iOS 10.3.2, click on next and the agreement will be displayed. Now click on Agree button to go forward.
Step 7: iTunes will first verify the software and it will then update your device.
Note: If you get a message that your device is not eligible for the requested build, this might be due to the fact that you have downloaded the wrong firmware file for your iOS device.
Step 8: Once the restoring is done, you will be able to see the Hello screen. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to set your phone up. That is, it! You are good to go now!
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