neonra1n – Downgrade iOS 9.3.5 to iOS 8.4.1 without SHSH Blobs

Although iOS 9.3.5 now has a jailbreak, a lot of users just use to downgrade to iOS 8.4.1. Here’s a new tool that makes the downgrade process a whole lot easier.

How neonra1n works

OTA Spoofing requires to zero in on a lot of details such as firmware and device model number. It’s easy to mess things up while editing the systemversion.plist file.

When I posted a tutorial on OTA Spoofing a while back, a lot of novice users messed their devices up. This is where this new tool comes in.

neonra1n is a Cydia tweak that automatically makes necessary edits to your systemversion.plist. It is developed by tweak developer lex.

Downgrade iOS 9.3.5 to 8.4.1

It is compatible with the following Apple devices –

  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 4
  • iPad mini 1
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPod touch 5

Now before you move onto the tutorial, make sure your device never used iOS 10. If it did, the downgrade will fail and you will get an activation error.

This happens because Apple changed the activation process in iOS 10 firmware. Now even those devices that went back to iOS 9 from iOS 10.x.x won’t be able to go to downgrade to iOS 8.4.1.

Requirements

  • A 32-bit iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
  • iOS 9.3.5 firmware
  • Cydia
  • Internet connection

How to downgrade iOS 9.3.5 to 8.4.1 with neonra1n

Step 1 Go to Cydia and this repository – lex.yourepo.com. If you don’t have Cydia on your device, you can get it by using Phoenix jailbreak for iOS 9.3.5.

Step 2 Install the appropriate version of neonra1n for your Apple device. It will now automate the OTA spoofing process.

For example, you should install the neonra1n4iphone5 package if you own an iPhone 5.

neonra1n

Step 3 Restart your device.

Step 4 Go to Settings > General > Software Update and install the iOS 8.4.1 update via OTA.

Step 5  Wait for the downgrade to complete and set everything up. If it throws any activation errors, hard reset your device (hold home+sleep buttons for 10 seconds) and retry.

Step 6 Once everything is all set, go to Settings > General > Reset > and tap on the “Reset all content and settings” option.

Step 7 Jailbreak your iPhone, iPad, or iPod using etasonJB jailbreak for iOS 8.4.1.

Hopefully, the downgrade process will go smoothly after installing this amazing tweak. If you experience any issues, be sure to leave a comment below.

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