How to Downgrade iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 10.2 & Restore iOS 10.2 Jailbreak

How to Downgrade iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 10.2 & Restore iOS 10.2 Jailbreak

Apple released iOS 8.1.3 with a lot of bug fixes, improvements in battery life, storage and stability. But, it kills TaiG, PanGu and PPJailbreak exploits and vulnerabilities.

The jailbreak users should away from iOS 8.1.3 upgrade. You would loss jailbreak 10.2 and all the tweaks that you have installed on your jailbroken iPhone, iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPod Touch.

As, iOS 8.1.3 has minor updates and improvements that includes multitasking gesture, Spotlight search feature and storage related features. So, if you’re not addressing such issues on your iOS 9, then don’t need to upgrade to iOS 8.1.3. Enjoy your jailbreak and wait for iOS 9.

We’re getting a bunch comments that they have upgraded iOS 10.2 to iOS 8.1.3 and now they are missing their jailbreak apps, so they ask help to downgrade iOS 8.1.3 and restore iOS 9.

Since, Apple still signing iOS 9, you can downgrade to iOS 10.2 easily without any issue from iOS 8.1.3. Follow step by step guide below…

Note: To prevent any uncommon error or issues, backup your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch before starting up downgrading to iOS 9

Step 1: First of all Download iOS 10.2 IPSW for your iDevice whether it is iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.

Step 2: Once, you have completed download iOS 9, connect your iPhone or iPad to Mac OS X or Windows Computer and open iTunes. Head to device summary section and press and hold down “Option/Alt” key using your keyboard, if you’re using Windows computer, then press Ctr+Shift key.

Step 3: Browse iOS 10.2 IPSW file that you’ve downloaded in above step 1. iTunes will straight forward start to restoring iOS 10.2 from iOS 8.1.3.

Note: the downgrading iOS 8.1.3 to 10.2 process should start at this point of time. Wait till the process finished.

Done. Once the process finished, your iPhone, iPad Air, iPad Mini or iPod Touch would run iOS 10.2 successfully.

Note: To get your iOS 10.2 jailbreak back, you must jailbreak 10.2 using TaiG if you’re on Windows PC and PPJailbreak, if you’re on Mac OS X.

Facing error, or need any help, comment below and ask help…


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  1. Do people really not know what downgrading is? Going for 8.x to 9.x is not downgrading. /fp But from 8.x to 7.x is.(Downgrading = going to a lower version;Upgrading = going to a higher version)

  2. I’d like to follow each and every step using video, please provide video link too.

    I can pay for it, or more detailed steps to downgrade iOS 8.1.3

    1. Hey, I followed above steps and downgraded 8.1.3 to restore iOS 9
      Don’t bother about Apple, it allows and the window is open for sign 10 currently. Just follow each and every step that I did to restore iOS 10 successfully.

      1. Hi, how to downgrade iOS 10 to 10 that i had upgraded? iOS 10 beta 4 is just a scrap and I can hold it more. Please help me

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