How to downgrade from IOS 8.1.3 to IOS 8.1.2

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Apple released iOS 8.1.3 few days back, which includes fixes for some annoying bugs, increased stability and performance improvements.

However, if you’re a jailbreak, and end up upgrading your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOS 8.1.3 accidentally and want to downgrade back to iOS 8.1.2, then the good news is that you can downgrade as Apple seems to be still signing the iOS 8.1.2 firmware file.

How to downgrade from iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 8.1.2

If Apple is still signing iOS 8.1.2, please follow these simple instructions to downgrade to iOS 8.1.2 from iOS 8.1.3:

  • Download the iOS 8.1.2 firmware file for your device. The iOS 8.1.2 firmware file file for iPhone 6 Plus, model number A1524 (which can be found at the back of your device) is iPhone7,1_8.1.2_12B440_Restore.ipsw. Accordingly, download the appropriate firmware file from the our iOS firmware file download page for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
  • Connect the device running iOS 8.1.3 to your computer.
  • Launch iTunes and select the iOS device from the top right corner, to the left of the iTunes Store button.
  • Hold the Alt/Option key on the Mac or Shift Key in Windows on your keyboard and click on the Check for Update option, instead of restoring.
  • Select the ipsw file you had downloaded earlier.
  • iTunes will inform that it will update your iOS device to iOS 8.1.2 and will verify the update with Apple.Click Update.
  • iTunes should now downgrade your iOS device to iOS 8.1.2.
  • After downgrading, the iOS device will restart. You should then see “Slide to upgrade”. Enter the passcode, and then wait for the downgrade process to complete. You may be prompted to activate your device.

That’s it. You should now be successfully downgraded to iOS 8.1.2.



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