Fix iOS Downgrade Stuck on Recovery/DFU Mode/Apple Logo

Many people choose to downgrade their iOS device after upgrading due to certain glitches. However, some users have reported issues such as getting stuck on Recovery Mode/DFU mode or on the Apple logo with a black screen while downgrading to an older version of iOS.

If you are experiencing the same problem, don’t worry! This guide will provide you with the necessary steps to resolve the issue and ensure a smooth downgrade process. Let’s get started!

Why my iPhone/ iPad downgrade Won’t Work and Stuck in Recovery/ DFU Mode?

When downgrading iOS 17, if the device is stuck in a different mode such as EU/Recovery or experiencing a black screen with the Apple logo, try using two bullets.

  • It occurs due to Software crashes
  • Software bug or Storage full

The bottom steps will help you move the next screen from being unable to downgrade from iOS 17 to iOS older.

Fix #1- Perform Force Restart to fix iOS 17 Downgrading Stuck

A hard restart can fix a bricked iPhone due to a stuck screen. Each Apple phone has a different method to perform this.

Force Restart For iPhone 8 & later

  1. First of all – Press and Quickly Release Volume Up button.
  2. Press and Quickly Release Volume Down Button.
  3. last Press and Hold Side Button until you see the Apple logo on Screen.
Hard Reboot iPhone Step by Step

To start your iPhone, again press the Side button until the startup apple logo on the screen.

For iPhone 7/ iPhone 7 Plus users: Press and hold on the Sleep/Wake (Power) + Volume Down (-) button simultaneously until your Phone screen black.

For iPhone 6S and old iPhone users: Pressing and holding on Sleep/Wake + Home button at the same time.

You should try downgrading from iOS 17 or the old version.

Fix -2 Unstuck Downgrade iOS Using Finder or iTunes Restore

You should also use the Mac or PC for the Restore method to fix downgrade iOS issues. Let’s check out how to do this.

On Mac or PC,

Before going to fix your bricked iPhone using iTunes, you must have the latest backup file cause the chance of error occurs more compared to an OTA upgrade. Hence, I don’t want to advise you to fix the stuck iOS downgrade without a fresh backup.

If you’ve backup on your iCloud/PC, then you are perfect to follow underneath the given solution.

Step #1- Open the Finder on Mac or Latest iTunes on your PC.

Step #2- Connect your Frozen iPhone/ iPad to iTunes using USB cable.

Step #3- You can See screen – Finder/iTunes Popup a Window with a message saying ‘‘there is a problem with this iPhone/ iPad that requires it to be updated or restored’’.

Now Click Restore and wait for fix your hang iOS Device.

Hopefully, this solution helps you to unstuck iOS 17 downgrades. You like this. Don’t miss out on sharing with others.

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Karly Wood

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