How to Downgrade Your iPhone 6 From iOS 8.0.1 to iOS 8.0

How to Downgrade Your iPhone 6 From iOS 8.0.1 to iOS 8.0

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If you updated your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to iOS 8.0.1 you may be experiencing cellular service or Touch ID issues. Here's the instructions on how to downgrade back to iOS 8.0.

First, download the appropriate firmware ipsw for your device. You can find all the iPhone firmware download links here. We've also linked the appropriate ones for these steps below.

8.0.0 (6+): iPhone7,1_8.0_12A366_Restore.ipsw
8.0.0 (6): iPhone7,2_8.0_12A365_Restore.ipsw

How to Downgrade Your iPhone 6 From iOS 8.0.1 to iOS 8.0

Connect your iPhone to iTunes via USB and click the Back Up Now button under the Summary tab. It is very important that you back up to your Mac or PC, not iCloud, as iCloud backups won't restore to earlier firmware versions.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 6 From iOS 8.0.1 to iOS 8.0

How to Downgrade Your iPhone 6 From iOS 8.0.1 to iOS 8.0

Finally, you will need to hold down the Option (Mac) or Shift (Windows) key then click the Check for Update button in iTunes.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 6 From iOS 8.0.1 to iOS 8.0

Select the ipsw you just downloaded and click Open.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone 6 From iOS 8.0.1 to iOS 8.0

iTunes will now reinstall the iOS 8.0 firmware on your device. Please note the Health app won't work in iOS 8 after these steps; however, it will be fixed in an upcoming iOS 8.0.2 software update. Also these steps won't work forever. Following the release of iOS 8.0.2, Apple will likely stop signing the iOS 8.0 firmware and you will not be able to downgrade after that.

Apple has recognized the issue with iOS 8.0.1 and said, "We are also preparing iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue, and will release it as soon as it's ready in the next few days."

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ApplePWN - September 25, 2014 at 2:03pm
Apple needs to fire their current QA employees and hire a new team. This is unacceptable.
iOS Downgrader - September 25, 2014 at 9:12am
for iPhone 5S and below, iPod touch 5 and iPads can still be restored and downgraded back to 7.1.2. do it now before 7.1.2 stops signing!
Phuc King - September 25, 2014 at 8:48am
Ridiculous for a company as big as Apple to allow things like this to happen. How can a software update be not tested prior to release? The bugs a re very obvious and is very consistent. It does not take a genius to replicate it, and for a company like Apple, known for their perfectionist standards, to miss something as obvious as this, is simply unbelievable. The botched up streaming service on the launch day of iPhone 6 is another shi tty event that has me thinking Apple is really being manage rather poorly these days.
Avais Hussain - September 25, 2014 at 9:04am
Totally agree with you Lad.. My iPhone 6 was bricked.. Giants like Apple shouldn't be messing up like this.
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