iPhone Jailbreak: How To Downgrade iOS 10.3.2 On iPhone Or iPad

By Richard Rickss, Posted: 05/16/17 08:39AM EDT

Nearly a month and a half after iOS 10.3.1 rolled out to the public, Apple has officially released iOS 10.3.2 on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. However, fans are already asking how to downgrade the latest iOS.

Reasons Why You Need To Downgrade iOS 10.3.2

According to 9ToMac, iOS 10.3.2 follows the March release of iOS 10.3 which includes Find My AirPods, CarPlay updates, Apple File System, and more. Apple also released iOS 10.3.1 in early April which includes bug fixes and security improvements.

Now that iOS 10.3.2 is finally out of its pre-release stage and is available as an OTA update via the Software Update mechanism within the native Settings app, it means one thing. It simply means that there will be a ton of users accidentally moving away from earlier versions of iOS up to the latest version.

Nevertheless, it is not necessarily a bad thing, according to Redmond Pie. After all, Apple has introduced a number of new and notable features into iOS 10.3.x meaning it's a very worthwhile update.

However, for those that have older but still compatible hardware, the update could prove problematic from a battery or performance perspective. But, with only iOS 10.3.1 still being signed by Apple, while the users can still downgrade from 10.3.2 using iTunes, the users can't downgrade to a jailbreak-friendly firmware.

How To Downgrade iOS 10.3.2 On iPhone Or iPad

First, the users need to grab the iOS 10.3.1 IPSW file for the user iPhone / iPad / iPod which they can download in this link. After the users downloaded the file, follow these easy steps.

Step 1: To begin, make sure that the users are running the latest version of iTunes on the user's Mac or Windows PC.

Step 2: Next up, the users need to download iOS 10.0.2 or download iOS 10.3.1 (iPhone 7/7 Plus only) IPSW file for the users iPhone, iPad or iPod touch model.

Step 3: Now the users need to turn off Find My iPhone, so launch the Settings.app and navigate to iCloud > Find My iPhone and make sure that the Find My iPhone toggle is set to the Off position.

Step 4: Connect the iOS device to Mac or PC and launch iTunes.

Step 5: The users need to put the device in DFU mode.

Step 6: In iTunes, in the connected devices section, hold down the Shift key on Windows / Option key on Mac, and click the Restore iPhone button.

Step 7: The users will now be prompted to browse and select the IPSW file for their iOS device that was downloaded earlier as part of Step 2. Once done, the downgrade process will initiate.

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