iOS 8 was released last week and the software was available to those with a registered developer’s account. However, we showed you earlier how to upgrade your device to iOS 8 beta without a registered UDID account.
The public version is expected to be released in September along with the release of new hardware by Apple. If you’ve installed the iOS 8 beta, you might be disappointed with various crashes, bugs, end up having your device stuck in recovery mode or you might like your previous version more. So today, we’re gonna show you how to downgrade from iOS 8 beta to iOS 7.1.1.
Downgrading your device from iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.1 means that you will lose all your iOS 8 data and you cannot restore a backup from iOS 8. You can only restore to a backup from iOS 7.
How To Downgrade From iOS 8 Beta To iOS 7.1.1
Step 1: Download the latest version of iTunes (v 11.2.2) if you don’t have.
Step 2: Download the iOS 7.1.1 ipsw file corresponding to you device from here.
Step 3: Once done, turn off your device running iOS 8.
Step 4: Hold down the home button and connect your device to iTunes via cable until iTunes displays a message that your device is in recovery mode.
Step 5: Open iTunes, hold Shift key (Windows) or Option key (Mac) and click on the Restore button.
Step 6: You’ll now be prompted to choose the iOS 7.1.1 ipsw that you downloaded earlier.
Step 7: Your device will now be restored back to iOS 7.1.1.
By following the above steps properly, your device will be successfully downgraded to iOS 7.1.1 and you can then move on to restore your backup.