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    I've got as far as downloading ipsw8.4.1, putting my phone in recovery mode, clicking restore while I hold down alt, but I'm told 'the firmware is incompatible' so the restore can't go ahead. This is undoubtedlby because when I upgraded to Ios9 yesterday, it also upgraded the firmware. So I'm stuck: how can I downgrade.

    Incidentatlly I HAVE to downgrade because my old MacBook has the most up to date version of iTunes IT can't take, but that version is no longer compatible with IoS9, so I can no longer sync my iPhone. That's the reason I want to downgrade. But I hit the problem outlined above.
    09-19-2015 10:54 AM
  2. HankAZ's Avatar
    When you try to restore the software, are you doing the Option-click? Do that then navigate to the folder holding the .ipsw file for 8.4.1.


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    09-19-2015 11:02 AM
  3. Rockdog97's Avatar
    I had to initially select an older backup, one that you know you did on ios8, then once that started it said there was a newer backup available and did I want to use that one. Click yes... Just went from ios9.0 back to 8.4.1 on my mini today, so I know it works.. This was all done via iTunes...
    09-26-2015 04:30 PM

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