Hence, you must unplug i Phone immediately to present i Tunes from downloading the latest i OS firmware file.Hope the two methods give you some clues when comes to restore i Phone/i Pad without updating i OS.If there is any way to do this it would help A LOT. You need to locate your current firmware's ipsw file.Once you find it, hold shift (or option for mac) and click restore.
This is of vital importance because i Tunes will automatically start downloading the latest version of i OS after the restore, even you have clicked “Cancel” in previous popup dialog.Rei Boot will start restoring i Phone by using the firmware that you imported. There are several ways to backup i Phone, such as i Tunes or i Cloud. Disconnect i Phone from computer after the backup process completes. Open i Phone Settings, go to General, and then click Reset. After your i Phone has been reset, you will see “Slide to set up” message appears on i Phone, please do not start the process.After system recovery is done, your i Phone has been restored without upgrade. Tap “Erase All Content and Settings” in the popup options and confirm. Instead, plug it to your computer and open i Tunes. When i Tunes detects your i Phone, you may receive a message saying “An update to the carrier settings on your i Phone is available”, click “Update Settings”. After this, you will be prompted to restore your i OS device.If your apps or music aren’t playing correctly, you probably want to start off with a simple Reset of your device.For instance when we showed you how to jailbreak your apple device, we needed to do a Reset for it to work properly.Need to restore i Phone but do not want to update to a newer version of i OS like i OS 11 or i OS 10?