Here’s how one can easily downgrade iOS 11.4 final on your iPhone or iPad to iOS 11.3.1 in just a few steps. As of now, Apple is still signing the previous firmware version, so it’s simple now. And if once Apple stopped iOS 11.3.1 from signing, then you’ll definitely need to have saved the SHSH Blobs or made a full backup of your version already. Otherwise, you can revert back to the previous iOS version once when Apple stops it to, or unable to make an iTunes Restoration.
For one reason or another, you have upgraded to Apple’s recently released iOS 11.4 and find yourself struggling to get along with the platform, then it makes sense that you might want to get back a step to iOS 11.3.x.
Follow the steps below, as well as taking into account the requirements, in order to downgrade.
- A loading Windows PC or Mac with the latest version of iTunes installed.
- The iOS 11.3.1 IPSW file for your specific device, which can be downloaded from here.
- Admit that fact that you can only downgrade as far back as iOS 11.3.1 from iOS 11.4 as Apple is no longer signing any additional firmware from the past.
The Downgrade Process:
Step 1: First of all, after understanding it and processed the requirements and limitations above, you are ready to go forward. Well, need to download the prerequisite iOS 11.3.1 file for your device. You can grab that file from the link given in above in Requirements section.
Step 2: Now, it’s time for a little modification on the device in order to make the downgrade hack possible. Head to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone and make sure that the feature is disabled.
Step 3: Dive into your Mac or PC – not literally – and launch iTunes. You need to connect the iOS device via USB and put the hardware into either DFU Mode or Recovery Mode in order to proceed.
You may also follow these given steps in order to do this in your particular iPhone 8/8 Plus or iPhone 7/7 Plus device. If you have an older device, then follow the instructions here.
Step 4: After getting the relevant IPSW file. You also have a device primed and connected to iTunes ready to go. In iTunes, hold down the Option Key (Mac) or Shift Key (Windows) and click on the Restore iPhone button in the iTunes UI. This will load a new window asking you to select an IPSW file.
Step 5: Select the already downloaded iOS 11.3.1 IPSW file as part of the process at the beginning of these steps. iTunes will accept the file and work through its magic in order to restore the iOS 11.3.1 firmware to your connected device.
Step 6: Once completed, you will have a fully restored version of iOS 11.3.1 on a clean, stock device. Go forth and enjoy everything that Apple’s pre-iOS 11.4 platform brings.
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