iOS 8.4.1 was released this week to fixes the issues with Apple music and to improve the performance of Apple Music. Upgrading to iOS 8.4.1 is very easy and it should take you less than 15 minutes if you are currently running iOS 8.4. You don’t have much to download and install if your supported Apple device is already running iOS 8.4, but if not, it might take longer than expected.
Nevertheless, if you encounter problem with the latest upgrade or perhaps you are planning to jailbreak your device, here is a complete guide on how to downgrade from iOS 8.4.1 to iOS 8.4.
iOS 8.4.1 is the only recent update that has been released after then inception of iOS 8.4, and we never can tell if other iOS update is still on the way. It was noted that the original iOS 8.4 was released by June, and here is another update called iOS 8.4.1 to fixes any issue battling with Apple Music.
The truth is that, if you care about jailbreaking your iOS device, you have to stick to the old iOS 8.4.0 and never bother to pull up the update to iOS 8.4.1. However, if you have mistakenly updated your device from iOS 8.4.0 to iOS 8.4.1, then you will find this post helpful on how you can easily downgrade your iOS update from iOS 8.4.1 to iOS 8.4.0 to be able to re-jailbreak it again for the time being.
Conventionally, you cannot downgrade from recent version of iOS to the older version but, after a new release Apple will keep the older version of their update for few weeks and during this time, user can choose to downgrade their iOS via iTunes.
How To Downgrade From iOS 8.4.1 to iOS 8.4
To start with downgrading from iOS 8.4.1 to iOS 8.4, you will have to backup your device for security reason so that you will get all files intact on your iPhone/iPad/iPod. The purpose of backing up you file before downgrading or upgrading from any iOS version is to ensure that after the completion of the assignment, you can easily tap the restore button to pull down your files into your recent update.
Downgrade From iOS 8.4.1 to iOS Quickly
Here is the deal, to downgrade your iOS from IOS 8.4.1 to iOS 8.4, download the iOS 8.4 IPSW file for your device. The IPSW is kind of a big file (11.96GB for iPhone 6) and you may want to use WiFi connection to secure your cellular data bundle and as such, be patient with it as it may take some reasonable minutes depending on your internet connection to download.
When you are done downloading the file, you can start restoring you’re your iOS and begin the downgrade process.
And now, plug your device to your computer and launch iTunes. On your device summary page, you will want to click on Restore iPhone/iPad, depending on your device while holding to the option/alt on Mac and shift on Windows.
A file explorer window will pop up, go to the downloaded iOS 8.4 IPSW and then click to open the file. When you are done opening the file, iTunes will start the downgrading from iOS 8.4.1 to iOS 8.4. At this point, you need exercise patient as the downgrading processing will take at least 10 minutes. After the whole scenarios, you device is now new with no custom settings on it. But then head to iTunes to start restoring your backup to gain access back to your old files and you are good to rock with iOS 8.4 and you can jailbreak now.
Both iOS 8.4.1 and iOS 8.4 are great and you may want to experience the update. Nevertheless, with this you should be able to downgrade from iOS 8.4.1 to iOS 8.4 without problem.