iPhone Bricked When Downgrading from iOS 11? Here Is the Fix

An iOS upgrade brings with it a lot of great new additions and bug fixes but sometimes it can also be just not satisfactory. Did you upgrade to iOS 11 and you don't like the outcome? The solution for this would be to downgrade to iOS 10.3. But some people have reported that their devices have become bricked when they attempted a downgrade.

If this has happened to you, we are certain you are facing a very difficult situation, being unable to use your device. But worry not! We have a solution for you. Keep reading to find out what it is.

1 Fix the Device Using iMyFone iOS System Recovery

In this situation, there is only one way to get your device working normally again and that is to use a third-party solution to fix the software. One of the best is iMyFone iOS system recovery, a tool that is designed to fix various issue your device may be facing. The following are some of its features.

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Download and install the program to your computer and then follow these simple steps to fix the bricked device.

01 Fix Your iPhone Using Normal Mode

Step 1: Launch the program and from the main window, click "Start."

launch the program

Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer and once the program recognizes the device, click "Start" to continue.

connect your iPhone to computer

Step 3: You may need to download the latest firmware before you can fix the device. Click on "Download" and wait while the program completes the download.

update the firmware using normal mode

Step 4: Once the download is complete, the program will immediately begin fixing the device. Wait for the process to be completed and the device will restart in normal mode.

fixing your iOS system

02 Fix the Problem Using Advanced Mode

The upper method will fix the device without data loss but if the problem persists, or the device isn't recognized by the computer, you may need to employ more drastic measures and use iMyFone iOS System Recovery's Advanced Mode. Here's how.

Step 1: Once you connect the device to the computer, download the required firmware.

choose the advanced mode

Step 2: Wait while the program fixes the device and restarts. This advanced mode will result in total data loss and you will need to set up the device as new.

fixing your iOS system using advanced mode


2 Put iPhone in Recovery Mode to Fix it

Another way to fix a bricked device is to put it in recovery mode to restore the device. This will erase the device and its passcode. Here's how to do it.

Step 1: connect the device to the computer and launch iTunes.

Step 2: Force restart the device by holding the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time until you see the Apple Logo. For iPhone 7 users, the buttons to press are the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons. Keep holding the buttons until you see the recovery mode screen (the iTunes logo with a USB cable pointed towards it).

Step 3: When you see the "Restore" or "Update" options in iTunes, choose "Restore."

Put iPhone in Recovery Mode to Fix it

Step 4: iTunes will download the software for your device. Wait for the process to be completed and then set up your device as new.