How to roll back from iOS 11.4 to iOS 11.3.1 on iPhone and iPad

Recently, there was hope for the release of iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak, and many users immediately began to think about

Rollback with iOS 11.4. AirPlay 2 technology and other audio enhancements were introduced in iOS 11.4, but even these new features will not replace jailbreaking.

So far, Apple has signed iOS 11.3.1, which means there is still a chance to roll back to this version with iOS 11.4. If the jailbreak of iOS 11.3.1 is delayed or you just change your mind about installing it, you can always upgrade to iOS 11.4 again. When Apple closes the iOS 11.3.1 signature window, rollback will not be possible.

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Since iOS 11.3.1 is the latest signed version, you cannot roll back to older versions. If you now have a version below iOS 11, we recommend that you do not upgrade for now.

There are two ways to roll back. One of them is to restore the device, in which all data will be deleted, and the other will save your data. Be sure to check if Apple signs the file with the correct version. Open this site and make sure that the signing status is next to the version you need “Subscribes“. In this case, it is iOS 11.3.1

Let's start with a more risky way that saves your data. In addition, it is much faster than the second method.

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How to roll back with iOS 11.4 to iOS 11.3.1 without data loss

  • Disable function To find iphone in Settings> iCloud> Find iPhone.
  • Download the iOS 11.3.1 file specifically for your model from the link below.
    • iOS for iPhone
    • iOS for iPad
    • iOS for iPod touch

Note: If you download a file through Safari, disable automatic unzipping or just use a different browser. You can also rename the .zip file to .ipsw.

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  • Connect your iOS 11.4 device to your computer.
  • Launch iTunes and click on the icon of your device in the upper left corner.
  • Go to the Overview tab in the menu on the left.
  • Hold down the Alt / Option key on a Mac or the Shift key on a Windows PC and holding it, press the button Refresh.
  • Select the iOS 11.3.1 ipsw file you downloaded earlier.
  • iTunes will inform you that your device will be updated to iOS 11.3.1.
  • Click Refresh.
  • Now iTunes will roll back your device to iOS 11.3.1.

How to roll back through recovery

This method is safer, but it will take more time. In addition, you will only restore data saved to the latest copy of iOS 11.3.1, but not after upgrading to iOS 11.4.

Note that this method is resetdevices and recovering from a copy, so it can take a lot of time. Use it only if you have backed up the device.

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  • Download the iOS 11.3.1 file for your model from the link below.
    • iOS for iPhone
    • iOS for iPad
    • iOS for iPod touch
  • Connect the device to the computer
  • Turn off the device by holding the power button.
  • Hold the power button for 3 seconds.
  • Without releasing it, hold down the Home button for another 10 seconds.
  • Release the power button, but keep holding the Home button until a message pops up in iTunes that the device is in recovery mode.
  • Click Ok.
  • Hold down the Alt / Option key on a Mac or the Shift key on a Windows PC and press Reestablish iPhone ... (iPad / iPod touch ...).
  • Select the iOS 11.3.1 IPSW file you downloaded earlier.
  • Then click Reestablish.
  • On the next screen, click Further, and then To accept.
  • iTunes will begin the rollback process, which will take about 10 minutes.
  • After a successful rollback to iOS 11.3.1, you will see a power-up screen on the device. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your device.

That's all. Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch has been successfully restored from iOS 11.4 to iOS 11.3.1.

If errors occur

If in the process you see an error message, then you most likely downloaded the wrong firmware file, which is not suitable for your model. Check again and repeat the process.