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5 Steps to downgrade iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2

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5 Steps to downgrade iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2

If your one of the people who were in a hurry to update their iDevice to iOS 8  and now regret doing it, then this article may help you undo what is done. As of this writing you can still turn the back the time because Apple is still signing iOS 7.1.2 for capable devices however this won't last long because Apple might stop signing it soon. Just follow these steps to downgrade your iOS 8 device while you can.

Step 1: Download the iOS 7.12 firmware for your iDevice here.
Step 2: Connect your iDevice to your computer, turn it off and make sure iTunes is open.
Step 3: Place your iOS Device into DFU mode by holding down the Power and Home buttons together for 10 seconds then release the power button while continue holding the home button until iTunes prompts you about your device being in recovery mode.
Step 4: From iTunes, click the Restore button while holding the Option key.

click the Restore button while holding the Option key

Step 5: Wait for the restoration to finish.

Wait for the iTunes restoration to finish.

Usually Apple only signs the latest version of iOS for every supported device. As of the moment, Apple is signing both iOS 8 and iOS 7.1.2 for devices that supports both which means you can still downgrade if you mistakenly upgraded to iOS 8. But don't count on it to last so start downgrading now while you still can.

UPDATE:As of September 27, Apple no longer signing iOS 7.1.2.

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