Downgrade iOS 10.2.1 to iOS 10.2 is simple but tricky.
iOS 10.2.1 is out for public and many users are getting hands on this new firmware as it brings Night Shift Mode, improved 3D Touch and many other features.
If you’re also the geek who had tried iOS 10.2.1 beta before stable public version and disappointed after installing iOS 10.2.1, you should downgrade iOS 10.2.1 back to iOS 10.2 as it’s jailbroken successfully and would be release soon.
So, there is no need to downgrade iOS 10.2.1 to iOS 10.2 for jailbreak, because there is iOS 10.2 available for jailbreak. Plus, iOS 10.2 is possible to restore, so downgrade iOS 10.2.1 to iOS 10.2 with a quick shot.
Downgrading to iOS 10.2 isn’t mean that you can’t try iOS 10.2.1 again, you’re always open to try iOS 10.2.1 back next time. So, just downgrade 10.2.1 to iOS 10.2 if you don’t want it right now.
To downgrade iOS 10.2.1, you need iTunes and a PC, it can be Windows PC or Mac OS X. If you’ve Mac OS X, try it because it’s better to downgrade 10.2.1. Windows 10 PC is also okay.
You also need to know how to put iPhone into recovery mode, so before downgrading iOS 10.2.1, let’s check how to get recovery mode…
How to get Recovery Mode on your iPhone, iPad to Start Downgrade
Look without putting your device into recovery mode, you can’t downgrade iOS 10.2.1, because there isn’t any switch or option in iTunes to downgrade firmware. The better you learn how to put iPhone into recovery mode. Let’s learn it…
- First, turn your device off completely and once it has been shut down, press and hold Sleep and Wake button until you see unlock screen.
- Now first, connect Lightning cable to PC or Mac OS X and then press and hold Home Button and then connect your Lightning cable to iPad or iPhone whatever you’ve.
- Keep holding home button and you’d get recovery mode successfully before starting downgrade iOS 10.2.1.
Suppose, nothing work to put iPhone into recovery mode, you can use DFU mode. Yeah, DFU mode also allows your device to downgrade iOS 10.2.1 to iOS 10.2.
Downgrade to iOS 10.2 back from iOS 10.2.1
Once you get into recovery mode, you need to start downgrade iOS 10.2.1. To do this, you need iTunes to be opened, so launch it.
If you’re already into recovery mode, iTunes would show up restore option. Tap on restore option to downgrade iOS 10.2.1 and restore iOS 10.2 from iOS 10.2.1.
In the next step, you must agree the terms and condition before starting downgrade iOS 10.2.1 and restore iOS 10.2 straight forward.
Your device would then restart multiple times after downgrade and download completed, so, be patience and wait couple of minutes.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully downgraded iOS 10.2.1 to iOS 10.2 now.
Remember, iOS 10.2.1 is still in the beta stage and jailbreak iOS 10.2.1 is not achieved yet by TaiG or PanGu, so the better and best option is downgrade iOS 10.2.1 back to iOS 10.2 before Apple stop downgrading process for iOS 10.2.1.
Plus, iOS 10.2.1 is in earlier stage and it may have bugs or undeveloped features that causes issues or apps would crash. Many new apps won’t work properly.
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