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IOS Cloning, is this possible?

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).
 

scifan57

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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).
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.
 

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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