In this post we’re going to discuss about How to Downgrade iOS 8.3 on iPhone, iPad and on iPod touch to old version of iOS 8.2. Few days, iOS 8.3 got unleashed with lots of features and many people started using it by download & install iOS 8.3 directly to their gadgets. And now if you don’t like that one, you can downgrade to the older version like iOS 8.2 by processing simple steps.
The new version was rolled out earlier this week with cool stuffs on iOS 8.3 but some people don’t like it and they are looking to roll back to the older version iOS 8.2. If you’re looking for the same thing, then you’re at right place to get rid of it 😀
Note that downgrading top older version iOS 8.2 from iOS 8.3 is only possible because Apple is still having iOS 8.2 firmware. But if the Apple stops signing the firmware of iOS 8.2 or its closed then the downgrade to iOS 8.2 can’t be done. It is not possible to do later 🙁
There will be no better reason to rolling back to older version iOS 8.2 from new iOS 8.3 because iOS 8.3 is more better and they got much more improvements and bug fixes than iOS 8.2! So why people are downgrading to iOS 8.2? So for that Apple has done some exploits in iOS 8.2. These exploits are less when compared to new iOS 8.3.
To be frank, downgrading from iOS 8.3 to 8.2 won’t give you much good experiences on bug fixes, UI and on its performances. So make sure you wanna to downgrade or not! Anyhow I don’t like to convince you, if you are much interested on it then here we starts the tutorial to Downgrade iOS 8.3 to iOS 8.2 on iPhone & iPad devices.
Before downgrading make sure you have backup file for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It is very important to make a full backup and if you try to restore on iOS 8.3 on older 8.2 then you can’t do it in iTunes and iCloud won’t works. So note it and get started,
Guide to Downgrade from iOS 8.3 to iOS 8.2
Step 1: Download iOS 8.2 firmware data to your iPhone or iPad. You can download iOS 8.2 files directly by clicking the download links added below,
Download iOS 8.2 Firmware Files Direct links
- iPad Air 2 (6th generation WiFi)
- iPad Air 2 (6th generation Cellular)
- iPad Air (5th generation WiFi + Cellular)
- iPad Air (5th generation WiFi)
- iPad Air (5th generation CDMA)
- iPad (4th generation CDMA)
- iPad (4th generation GSM)
- iPad (4th generation WiFi)
- iPad mini (CDMA)
- iPad mini (GSM)
- iPad mini (WiFi)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi + Cellular)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi)
- iPad mini 2 (CDMA)
- iPad mini 3 (China)
- iPad mini 3 (WiFi)
- iPad mini 3 (Cellular)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (GSM)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (CDMA)
Step 2: Then start iTunes and navigate to the device’s Summary section.
Step 3: Now just hold down the Option / Alt key on your Mac Keyboard and if you’re with Windows keyword then press Shift key. Then click on the Restore iPhone button and go ahead!
Step 4: Then browser and select the iOS 8.2 IPSW file which you downloaded just before. Just select and open that file. Once you do, it will automatically begins to downgrade or restore to iOS 8.2 from iOS 8.3. That’s it!
Be patient for some minutes and the entire process will be completed. After some times check your iOS device which should rolled back to iOS 8.2. If it was so, then you have successfully installed iOS 8.2 on your gadget. Have fun 😀
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