I had an Ipad Mini 2 running IOS 9.3.3 which worked fine with Itunes on the Macbook/Mini running 10.7.5. Proving that no good deed goes unpunished, I loaned my Ipad Mini 2 to a friend who was going through a long period of rehab after an auto accident. Instead of doing a factory reset when he returned the Ipad he did a restore. I am now stuck with an Ipad which Itunes on my Macbook/Mini will not recognize. The system software on the MB/Mini can be upgraded but the cost of software updates is not very attractive since the software is working well with the version I have. Ipad IOS 10 doesn't have any features that I need/want and functioned very well with IOS 9. I did try restoring my Ipad using a Mac running newer system software that recognized the Ipad in Itunes but it was not successful.Is there any way to get my Ipad back to IOS 9 short of buying a new Ipad 2 with factory installed IOS 9 and selling my old one e.g. jailbreak it?
I've tried a bunch of them, and none that I've found work. The whole "Apple isn't signing that" is a lame excuse. I can downgrade the OS on my Mac, I should be able to run what I want on my iPhone or iPad. If it were at all possible, I'd want to be running iOS6 on my iPhone.
Last edited by heavyall; Jan 24th, 2017 at 04:54 PM.
Do you have multiple backups in iTunes? Been a while since I did a restore but thought I remember seeing a few in there. Maybe an old one is there from pre iOS10?
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Thank you to all that responded to my problem. All inidcations are I am stuck with an IPad I can't fully use. All the software mentioned won't work or require me to update my desktop system software. Looks like Windoze orAndroid might get another user. Damn!