Are you among the one who installed iOS 12 Beta and for some reason, you want to go back to the latest stable iOS firmware? This article will explain how you can downgrade to the latest version of iOS 11.
The fact that Apple has stopped signing so quickly may have to do with the tfp0 exploit security researcher Ian Beer, who works for Google’s Project Zero discovered. With that said, Jailbreak community were advised to stay on iOS 11.3.1, because a new version of the Electra jailbreak will soon be released for the iPhone 6s and older. Electra currently only works with iOS 11.0 to 11.1.2.
What you can do in the coming months is downgrading from the iOS 12 beta to the latest official release iOS 11.4.
However, before doing so, you need to do a backup made in iOS 12 in case your device can not be restored to an older iOS version.
Before proceeding to the guide offered below, take some time to download the necessary iOS firmware file from the Apple website or via our download page. The file name ends with .ipsw. Check whether you have downloaded the correct file for the correct file for your device. Save the file in an easy-to-find location, for example your desktop.
Step 1: Turn off your iPhone or iPad by first Search my iPhone via Settings> your name> iCloud> Find my iPhone.
Step 2: Open iTunes, connect the iPhone and wait until the iPhone appears on the top left.
Step 3: On Mac: Hold down the Alt / Option key while clicking the Restore button with your mouse. Windows: Hold down the Shift key while clicking the Restore button with your mouse.
Step 4: Browse to the newly downloaded IPSW file. Confirm that you want to install the chosen firmware.
Step 5: Click on the restore iPhone button
The most recent iOS version is now being installed. Wait patiently. After the installation you can restore a backup from iTunes.
Keep in mind that in many cases you can not restore a backup of a newer iOS version to an older iOS version. For example, you can not restore a backup copy you made in the beta of iOS 12 to a device with iOS 11. You can of course restore an older backup copy that you have created via iTunes to a downgraded iPhone that you have just installed iOS 11 again. It is always wise to have a backup before installing a beta
If you wish to stop receiving new betas in the future? You can also easily unsubscribe from Apple’s beta program. You stay on the current version, but you will no longer see new betas.