I attempted to follow this guide for Downgrading from iOS 9.3.5 to iOS 8.4.1.

I was able to complete every step in the list until these step(s):

insert description here :)

I get stuck at step 20.

This is when you start the downgrade.

When the downgrade appears, I click Download and Install as usual.

But when I click it, it just stays on this screen forever:


The Download and Install button will stay grayed out and will have a spinning wheel.

I am using an iPad mini (1st gen) and am running iOS 9.3.5

For other people, the downgrade will start immediately.

Am I missing anything?

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    Have you asked the person that wrote the guide? – fsb Jun 24 '18 at 0:19
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    @fsb There is no way to reply to a direct comment. So I wrote a question here. Due to this place being the best place for iOS question's, this is the best forum to start. – TheUbuntuMaster Jun 24 '18 at 2:28
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    From looking at the comments beneath reddit.com/r/jailbreak/comments/719v6j/… it seems that the procedure fails for other people as well – nohillside Jun 24 '18 at 5:14
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    So the answer to my question (apple.stackexchange.com/questions/311863/…) is no, don't upgrade? – lhf Jun 24 '18 at 21:01
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    @Ihf No. You can upgrade, just if you want to go back, follow the guide in my question! Just log out of iCloud. – TheUbuntuMaster Jun 24 '18 at 22:14

I was successfully able to start the downgrade! It turns out that it.....

Drumroll, please! :)


I was able to start the downgrade to 8.4.1 by signing out of iCloud, then initiating the downgrade!

I hope this helps some people

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