5 days back, Apple held WWDC session with developers. I should say, I was held back by the new features of iOS 8 and OS X 10.10. Some features were very new and handy but yet not to perfect. Apple has announced that it will release the beta version the same day for all the developers, a public release of beta during the summer and then will release bug-less iOS 8 in fall.
As we all know, beta is beta and the iOS 8 should be expected and is expected to have full of bugs and glitches. For you to enjoy and try the new iOS 8, it is best not to install it on your main iOS device and rather have it installed on a spare iOS device. If you have installed the bete on your main device and found it buggy, here we will guide you on how to downgrade it to iOS 7.1.1.
Note: Apple always sign the latest version of iOS that is given to the public and in this case it is signing iOS 7.1.1. Once the stable and bug-less iOS 8 is release, it is matter of week before Apple stop signing iOS 7.1.1. Those who are thinking if they can downgrade it to iOS 7.0 – 7.0.4, no you can’t and no you can’t even jailbreak iOS 7.1.1. But still is better to have a stable iOS then a buggy one.
- Have the latest iTunes installed on your PC or Mac
- Please take back up of your iOS device, in case if something goes wrong you can recover your data later.
- That’s all
Lets Get It Started:
- Download your respective iOS firmware (.ipsw) from the links given below and save it in a location you can remember have easy access to it: iPhone iOS Firmware iPad iOS Firmware iPod iOS Firmware
- Connect your iOS device which has iOS 8 beta installed
- Launch iTunes
- Select your iOS device from the top right corner
- Important Step: hold Alt/Option key on Mac ( on PC hold Shift key) and click on “Check For Update”. A new window pops up, here you need to find the .ipsw file you downloaded in Step 1
- You need to confirm the dialog box that appears, informing you that your iOS device will be erased and restore.
- Click the Update button
- The process has started and after few moments your iOS device has been downgraded to iOS 7.1.1
- You will notice a Hello screen on your iOS device and you are good to go.
- If you have reached this stage, congratulation your iOS device has been downgraded to iOS 7.1.1
If you face any problem during the process, feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below.