Apple Blocks Downgrades from iOS 8 to iOS 7

iOS 8.0.1 Update Causing Issues for iPhone Users

If you’ve recently made the switch to iOS 8, you might be regretting your decision. Unfortunately, reverting to iOS 7 is no longer an option.

This disappointing update was shared by developer Steven Troughton-Smith and reported by AppleInsider. Troughton-Smith conveyed this news through a tweet on a Friday:

iOS 8.0.1 Update Causing Issues for iPhone Users

According to Troughton-Smith, Apple has ceased the signing of iOS 7.1.2 firmware.

This means that devices upgraded to iOS 8 cannot be downgraded to any previous versions. However, older devices that are not compatible with iOS 8, such as the original iPad and iPhone 4, will still be able to use the older firmware versions.

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