How to downgrade from iOS 10.3 Beta to iOS 10.2 again
As you know, we are testing the iOS 10.3 beta, however, it is not something we recommend for any type of user, especially who has a work tool on their iPhone. Thus, we are going to leave you a tutorial of how to perform the downgrade of iOS 10.3 Beta to iOS 10.2 again, in the easiest and fastest way. And is that sometimes the beta of an iOS operating system does not behave as well as it should, consumes too much battery or there are certain essential applications that are not fully compatible. So, do not miss our tutorial to downgrade.
First of all let's remember that backup copies of a higher version of iOS will not be compatible with those of a lower version. In this way, we will recommend you as long as you make a backup, but it is important that you do it on a PC or Mac through iTunes, so you can have it safely and you will not have space problems in iCloud because of it of a backup that is most likely not going to help you.
If you are a WhatsApp user, It is also important that you make a chat backup, for this we will open WhatsApp and click on the “Settings” icon, in the lower right-hand part of the screen. Within "Settings" we will go to "Backup Chats" and inside we will have the options to store our WhastApp conversations, even the videos if we wish. Then, by entering our phone number in WhatsApp, you will be able to restore this content.
What should we have prepared?
We will need the following items Before getting to work, it is important that we make sure we have everything, so as not to lose the thread or leave anything halfway.
Lightning cable – USB
The device we want to downgrade
The .IPSW file with the iOS 10.2 version which is the one we want to reinstall
A PC / Mac with iTunes installed and updated
In this way, we will address this LINK to be able to download the latest signed version of iOS 10.2, we don't know exactly how long it will last. If you don't know what your model is And what is the version of iOS that you have to download, we recommend that you go through this other LINK.
Well, once we have everything downloaded, and the .IPSW corresponding to iOS 10.2 (still signed) stored on our PC / Mac, we will connect via USB-Lightning the iOS device in question, whether iPad or iPhone , and this formula is equally useful for both devices.
Then we start iTunes and wait for it to detect the iOS device. Once detected, we will do the same as if we wanted to restore it, that is, we will press the “Restoredevice“, But this time we must press it while holding down the“Alt"On the Mac keyboard, or the"Shift”In the case of Windows PCs.
A file explorer will open, here we will select the .ISPW file that we have downloaded corresponding to iOS 10.2 and fully compatible with our iOS device. Then the device will begin to restore normally, only this time we can use iOS 10.2
It is important that we follow these steps, because if not what you are going to do is download the normal version of iOS 10.2.1 and install it on our device, and we will have wasted a lot of time.
What risks does this type of mechanism entail?
It involves the same problem as always, and although we don't want to believe it, Apple introduces new security measures with each update which allow us to keep our privacy safe, and thus ensure that no type of malware will affect our data. That is precisely what iOS 10.2.1 includes more than anything else, security patches that you will lose when you downgrade.
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