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How to downgrade from iOS 9.1 to iOS 9.0.2 for iPhone and iPad

Apple users who installed the latest firmware update, still can do a rollback to the previous version of iOS 9.0.2. Why you need to go back to an earlier OS? First of all, it is important for those who expect to use the jailbreak authored by Chinese team of hackers Pangu.

iOS 9.1, we recall, brought users more than fifty new Emoji. Has full support for Emoji from Unicode 7 and 8. The functionality of the “live” images enhanced to recognize when the iPhone is raised or lowered, so as not to record in Live Photo these unnecessary movements. In the settings there was an option to hide photos in your contacts.

At the same time, Apple has closed the possibility of hacking the mobile platform. In the update, which debuted October 21, the company has eliminated two vulnerabilities that were used by hackers to create a jailbreak exploit Pangu9.

Traditionally, after the release of each release leaves briefly to return to the previous version of the OS. A day after the release of iOS 9.1 users can still go back to iOS 9.0.2. We are talking only about this version of the OS for her Apple still generates a digital signature. It is worth remembering that the situation can change at any time.

How to roll back from iOS 9.1 to iOS 9.0.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch later in our article.


  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 9.1.
  • File iOS 9.0.2 in the IPSW format.
  • 12.3.1 iTunes for Mac or Windows.

How to downgrade from iOS 9.1 to iOS 9.0.2:

Step 1: first of all, download the IPSW file of iOS 9.0.2 here. It may take some time.

Step 2: Check that you have the latest version of iTunes. Download the latest version of the player here.

Step 3: Save the backup on an iPhone and iPad. This can be done by going to settings iCloud –> Backup –> backup, or by connecting iPhone or iPad to your computer and save a backup using iTunes.

Step 4: turn Off or password protection Touch ID in the basic settings section.

Step 5: turn Off Find my iPhone: Settings –> iCloud.

Step 6: connect your iPhone or iPad with iOS 9.1 to your computer, open iTunes and in the top app bar select the icon of your device.

Step 7: Hold down the keyboard Shift (or Alt on OS X), click the “Restore”button.

Step 8: In the program window, specify the firmware file of iOS 9.0.2 that you downloaded in step 1.

Step 9: Wait for the completion of the procedure, the recovery process the OS will take some time.

Step 10: that’s It! Now you can use a device with iOS 9.0.2. After upgrading to the latest stable version of the OS have the ability to jailbreak according to the instructions here (for Windows) or here (for Mac).

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