How to Downgrade iOS 10.1 to iOS 9.3.3 (Restore iOS 9.3.3 from iOS10)

Downgrade iOS 10.1 to iOS 9.3.3 for iPhone, iPad…

Apple unveiled incredible firmware update for iOS users which is full of jailbreak tweaks and the features which was demanded by Cydia users as well.

The excitement is huge and so most of the users have taken a hurry decision to upgrade their firmware which is now reversible to iOS 9.3.3.

As iOS 10.1 beta is available for public testers so more and more users are trying iOS 10.1 and most of them are unhappy with the buggy beta.

Yeah, PanGu has demoed iOS 10.1 jailbreak which was based on beta firmware, but it won’t be out until the final version but before that PanGu may release iOS 9.3.3 and this could be another reason for downgrade iOS 10.1 to iOS 9.3.3.

We had tried iOS 10.0.1 which was buggy and apps ware crashing with slow control center access. Couple of times Notification center and control center was not accessible. iOS 10.0.1 lockscreen widgets were buggy.

These were the primary reasons for downgrade iOS 10.1 back to iOS 9.3.3 which is most recent and latest update. We know that there are thousands of users who want to know the exact process which we done to downgrade iOS 10.1 to iOS 9.3.3.

Okay, here is the same exact steps with screenshot that would show you how to downgrade iOS 10.1 to iOS 9.3.3 or any other stable version which could be iOS 9.3.3 at last. You won’t be able to downgrade iOS 10.1 to iOS 9.1 or long back versions.

There are couple things which you should note before proceeding downgrade iOS10.1 to iOS 9.3.3 or any other version specially while downgrading…

  • iOS 9.3.3 and iOS 9.3.3 are only the option to restore back from iOS 10.1 which you should remember before proceeding. One more thing that it’s totally depend on Apple singing firmware. If Apple would stop signing iOS 9.3.3 you won’t be able to downgrade to iOS 9.3.3 and this is the same for iOS 9.3.3 too. Suppose, if Apple releases iOS 10.1 final, Apple would stop signing iOS 9.3.3 and then you won’t downgrade to iOS 9.3.3 at any cost.
  • Backup is always recommended because if anything goes wrong, you’d have chance to get your data from previous data backup. So before starting iOS 10.1 downgrade, I would recommend to keep backup.
  • You can restore your old iOS 9.3.3 backup from data backup which may be large so the time of downgrade iOS 10.1 depends on your data backup size. But, if you’re restoring to fresh iOS 9.3.3 then you won’t need data backup at all and in this situation, iOS 10.1 downgrade would be fast enough.
  • Before starting downgrading process, it’s always recommended to download or save Photos and videos with contacts and SMS to separate computer or device before thinking to downgrade iOS 10.1 or any other firmware because this process may delete whole data from your device.

How to Downgrade iOS 10.1 and Restore iOS 9.3.3

I have tried to cover each and every step which is necessary to know in order to successfully downgrade iOS 10.1 to iOS 9.3.3 or the firmware which is compatible for restore. Take a look…

Step 1: The first and initial step is to download iOS 9.3.3 IPSW, You can downgrade to iOS 9.3.3 and if you willing so, you need iOS 9.3.3 IPSW in that case. In short, you need IPSW files to downgrade iOS 10.1 to previous version. But again, you can use iTunes to restore most compatible and latest firmware to restore and in that case you won’t need iOS 9.3.3 IPSW to downgrade to iOS 9.3.3.

Step 2: You must know how to put your iPhone or iPad into DFU to downgrade iOS 10.1. Keep a closer look at below steps…

  • When you connect your iPhone to computer, you need to turn off your device by following method.
  • Hold Power button which you use to turn on device and swipe to turn it off.
  • The next step is Hold Power button again at least 3 secs.
  • Now without releasing Power button you need to press Home button and hold it.
  • About after 10.1 secs release power button but don’t release home button until you see iTunes pop up that would show below screen.
Downgrade iOS 8.4.1 - iTunes - Recovery mode
  • If you see above screen, it means you’re on recovery mode. Now, you’re ready to downgrade iOS 10.1. Just press Ok button to proceed.
  • Now the main step comes. You need to hold Option/Alt button if you’re using Mac or Hold Shift button if you’re using Windows to restore iOS 9.3.3.
  • You’d get below screen when you would perform above step to downgrade iOS 10.1 where you can tap on Check updates or just restore iPhone to most stable recent update.
Downgrade iOS 8.4.1 to iOS 8.4 - Recovery mode
  • Select the IPSW file which you’ve downloaded in the first step. If you’re willing to Download to iOS 9.3.3, you need to browser and select iOS 9.3.3 IPSW file and if you’re planning to go back to iOS 9.3.3, choose that IPSW file and press “Restore and Update” button.
Downgrade iOS 8.4 - Erase screen
  • Just agree to the terms and condition and continue it. iTunes would load up IPSW files and continue downgrade iOS 10.1 to iOS 9.3.3 or iOS 9.3.3 whatever you’ve chosen in the above step.

Done.

Step 3: You’re welcome to comment system if you’ve any issues or confusion in downloading process. It may be possible that you encounter couple of iTunes errors while downgrade to iOS 9.3.3 or any version you want.

So, it’s always nice idea to ask the question from expert or the users who have already downgraded iOS 10.1 previously.

If you’ve anything to ask, please comment…

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  1. Buy your freedom with root access says:

    Idiot phone not iPhone

  2. Anonymous says:

    We can’t downgrade ios which are higher then 10.0.X because apple stopped Signed ipsw’s . so its just waste of internet bandwidth on downloading ipw’s.

  3. haseeb says:

    i tried to reverse my version from 10.1 to any old version
    because my iphone 5 is slow now
    i downloaded 9.3.3 ipsw file . when i select to upgrade it says this firmware is not compatible
    what is this ?
    what should i do ? please help me out

    • Joseph Coleman says:

      The same thing happened to my after installing iOS 10.1 to my iPhone 5 and I tried hard to downgrade 10.1 to iOS 9.3.3, but it seems no luck. Trying to find out ways.

  4. Anonymous says:

    how did you jailbreak ios 10.1?

    • Joseph Coleman says:

      Can I downgrade iOS 10.1 to iOS 10.1? because I don’t like this laggy update. Please if there is way to go back from iOS 10.1 to iOS 9.3.3, please suggest.

  5. Asif says:

    the i phone could not restored. An unknown error occured …

    what can i do now >>??

  6. Eliijah Moss says:

    Is there anything that I can do for downgrade iOS 10.1 to iOS 10.1. I’ve recently been forced to upgrade iOS 10.1 and now i lost my jailbreak 10.1. It’d be great if I can downgrade iOS 10.1 back to iOS 10.1.
    Please help me and I can pay you as much as you ask.

    • Joshua Roach says:

      Look you can’t find any downgrade tool for downgrade iOS 10.1 to iOS 10.1 better than iTunes and iTunes is free. You can do is, hurry up and start restoring iOS 10.1 because Apple may stop signing iOS 10.1 anytime now. It’s predicted that Apple won’t wait much time because after iOS 10.1, Apple has released iOS 10.1. Do hurry otherwise you won’t able to downgrade iOS 10.1 to iOS 10.1.

  7. Jackson says:

    Can I jailbreak ios 10.1 after downgrade ios 10.1 to 10.1?

  8. Joseph Coleman says:

    Thanks man, I’ve successfully downgrade iOS 10.1 and restored iOS 10.1 again. Now, I can jailbreak iOS 10.1
    thanks again.

    • ljethro93 says:

      You shouldn’t expect for iOS 10.1 jailbreak all the way. Yeah, you’ve downgraded iOS 10.1 and congratulations for that, but there isn’t any evidence for PanGu to release jailbreak 10.1 in near future.
      I hope you understand.

    • Adrian_C says:

      Can you please help me jailbreak ios 9.3.5 or ios 10.02?

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