I wanted to try out ios 9 on my iPhone 6 to see how it would work. For a number of reasons, I'd like to go back to ios 8.4.1 for the time being until things get worked out.
So, I spent a lot of time researching how to do this. I understand I should back up my data and all first. (done), next, I need to ensure I have the latest version of iTunes for Windows (Done), next I need to download the ios 8.4.1 ipsw file. This is where the problem comes in. When I download this file, its actually a file that is zipped. When I unzip the file, it extracts into several folders and files. Amongst them, I cannot find a single file that is noted as the ipsw file.
So, next I turn off my iPhone and plug it into the USB cable connected to the Pc. I emmediately hold down the power and home buttons and get my iPhone into Recovery Mode.
I navigate iTunes to the iPhone info screen, locate and while holding the Shift button, I activate the Restore button. At this time, I get a window pop-up asking me to point to the ipsw restore file. And as I mentioned there was no such stated file in the extracted restore zip file. For kicks, I point to each of the folders extracted from the zip file thinking maybe it would find it under a different name or something.
None of that approach worked. Obviously, I must be looking for a single file, not a zip file that doesn't seem to have what I need.
Can anyone point me n the right direction?