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iOS 9 Experience Report with iOS 9 to iOS 8.4.1 Downgrade Tutorial

As new iOS comes out, unsolved bugs and problems comes after. You are excited to upgrade to the latest iOS 9, regardless of all the iOS 9 upgrade warnings, and only to find iOS 9 not as appealing as it advertised to be. While you still have choices other than swallow the whole iOS 9 camel, you can try downgrade from iOS 9 to iOS 8.4.1 within an hour following the guide below.

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5KPlayer is a peerless AirPlay assistant for smooth iOS 8.4.1 streaming to Mac/Windows/Apple TV if you find the upgraded iOS 9 AirPlay is hard to use. Streaming almost anything you like –movies, music of varied formats, 4K/FUHD videos etc. Powerful and reliable beyond your imagination!

Downgrade iOS 9

Guide on Downgrade from iOS 9 to iOS 8.4.1

p>There are basically two ways to downgrade iOS 9 to iOS 8.4.1:
a. Directly via iTunes (very time consuming);
b. Using iOS 8.4.1 IPSW firmware.

And here, we'll share with you the latter method:

iOS 9 Downgrade Prerequisite: iOS 8.4.1 signing is still available, meaning Apple continues to sign the installation of iOS 8.4.1 firmware files. Once they stop signing 8.4.1 as they did with iOS 8.4, downgrading to 8.4.1 would be impossible. So, hurry up if you are determined!! You can check the signing status by visiting this site -http://api.ineal.me/tss/status

iOS 9 Downgrade Steps:

Step 1: Backup! Backup! Backup your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 9 before downgrade unless you don't give a shit:

Warning: Do not use iTunes for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 9 backup, since iTunes won't restore your data from the newer version of OS to older ones, unless you've made an archived backup already for your 8.4.1 before upgrading to iOS 9. iCloud can only backup certain files like photos, contacts etc excluding apps. So you may have to reinstall many apps after downgrade.

iOS 9 Downgrade Backup

Also, if your iPhone/iPad is jailbroken (how to jailbreak iOS 9 iPhone/iPad), for downgrading, you will have to backup the iOS 8.4.1 SHSH blob and find a way to deceive the device by making it believe that version is still available for signing.

Step 2: Install iTunes to connect iOS 9 device with Mac/Windows before downgrade

Step 3: Download the iOS 8.4.1 IPSW file

Note: You can visit the site: https://ipsw.me/ to find the IPSW file by selecting the device model you currently own in the left dropdown and the iOS version you want recover in the right dropdown. Click download to save the IPSW file locally.

iOS 9 Downgrade IPSW File

Step 4: Add the IPSW file to iTunes library

Step 5: Be in DFU mode (very tricky in timing)

1) Open "settings" app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to turn off "Find My iPhone" in the iCloud;
2) Turn off the iDevice by holding the power button for about two to three secs;
3) Press the Home button while holding the power button simultaneously for about 8 secs;
4) Let go the Power button while holding the Home button until you see the iTunes icon popping up;

Step 6: Launch iTunes and connect the iDevice to Mac/PC with cable.
iTunes will automatically detect your iPhone/iPad/iPod for restoring.

iOS 9 Downgrade DFU Mode

Step 7: Press the Alt/Option Key on Mac or Shift key on Windows and click restore.

Step 8: Navigate to the IPSW file you've downloaded and click next.

Step 9: iTunes will now downgrade your device to iOS 8.4.1 after verifying.
Your iOS device will now be ready to get started with the older iOS 8.4.1 firmware.

iOS 9 Downgrade Restore

Tips on Airplay Mirroring iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch on Windows PC

Since Apple Company only provides AirPlay mirroring to Apple-TV from iPhone/iPad/Mac, for AirPlay mirroring to Windows PC you'll need third-party software to help. And now iOS 9 is imcompatible with many thrid-party AirPlay software, thus here, we'd like to present you 5KPlayer, which capacitates you mirror and AirPlay iOS 9 iPhone/iPad to PC/Mac!

Step 1: Connect your iPhone/iPad and Windows 10/8.1/8/7 PC (with Windows Media Center Alternative 5KPlayer installed) the same WIFI network;

Step 2: Swipe up from the bottom of the iPhone/iPad screen to view the control center and click AirPlay. Select your Window PC;

Step 3: Enable Mirroring, and your iPhone/iPad pro screen will show up on the desktop.

Note: You can record your iPhone/iPad pro by clicking the recording button below.
*Click the button again to stop recording and the recorded video file will be saved on your Windows 10 PC and categorized in the playlist for a tidy video-management.

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5KPlayer really facilitates the connection among the commonly used iOS devices and platforms. It supports AirPlay from your downgraded iOS 9 devices to Mac/Windows, and if you want to turn your old PC into a free media server you may also want to give 5KPlayer a try as it in the mean time, gives you access to millions of online video/music sources and downloading them likewise.

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