IOS Cloning, is this possible?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Steven UK, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. Steven UK

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    Hi all,

    This is probably a long shot, but as my iPad mini 1 has been killed by the IOS 8 update, I am wondering if the following is possible.

    I have an iphone 5 on IOS 6 ( works absolutely perfectly )

    I have an iPad mini 1st gen on IOS 8 ( absolute garbage since the update )

    Is it possible to clone the iPhone's IOS 6 and put it onto the iPad mini ?

    Maybe using something like this, or similar

    http://imazing.com/features/ios-backup-restore

    Long shot, as already said, but apart from smashing this now useless iPad mini 1 against a wall in frustration at how useless it has become since the update, I am running out of ideas. I used to love this iPad mini on IOS 6, now I hate using it.

    Thanks.

    (And just making this simple post on this iPad mini was a feat in itself, I have had to make at least 12 corrections).
     
  2. scifan57

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    I'm afraid not. The download files for all the previous iOS versions are available but only the latest version for a particular device is useful as the last part of the iOS installation process is an online verification with Apple servers. Unless Apple is still signing a particular iOS version, the installation will fail the verification process and won't install.
     
  3. Steven UK

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    Thanks for the reply :(
     
  4. twerppoet

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    Besides, the iOS versions are tailored for each device. The version for the iPhone won't work on an iPad, even if you could get around all the other road blocks.
     

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