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Krissypantz2828
Jun 11, 2013, 02:26 PM
Well its been fun, but I have to downgrade and than maybe install iOS 7 when I get the iPhone 5. It is too slow :P It just seems like the practical thing to do! Silly me for thinking that it would work well. If anyone wants to know how to..I will let you know after I successfully do so!
A little bummed tbh :P

RKilbane20
Jun 11, 2013, 02:32 PM
I'm downloading the old 6.1.4 ipsw now. I think you just go to alt+restore and select that firmwire. Im trying it now and will report back when im done. Too slow and buggy im going to wait for the next couple betas to go back.

Krissypantz2828
Jun 11, 2013, 02:43 PM
I'm downloading the old 6.1.4 ipsw now. I think you just go to alt+restore and select that firmwire. Im trying it now and will report back when im done. Too slow and buggy im going to wait for the next couple betas to go back.

Yah, I have instructions here http://www.iclarified.com/31004/how-to-downgrade-from-ios-7-beta-to-ios-6

RKilbane20
Jun 11, 2013, 02:45 PM
IM getting a SIM NOT VALID error.

LeeTom
Jun 11, 2013, 02:46 PM
6.1.4 is for iPhone 5 only... Do you have a 4S?

baller1308
Jun 11, 2013, 02:50 PM
I haven't had many issues with iOS 7 on my 4S. I did do a clean restore, then upgrade, then restore from backup.

If you want to downgrade you just need to download the ipsw, put the phone in DFU mode, then restore from said ipsw using the alt/option + Restore command.

RKilbane20
Jun 11, 2013, 02:51 PM
I haven't had many issues with iOS 7 on my 4S. I did do a clean restore, then upgrade, then restore from backup.

If you want to downgrade you just need to download the ipsw, put the phone in DFU mode, then restore from said ipsw using the alt/option + Restore command.

Thats what I did and still got the "NOT VALID SIM" error. Im using a iphone 5

Krissypantz2828
Jun 11, 2013, 02:55 PM
Mine is saying the firmware is not compatible! WTF I downloaded the 6.1.3 restore file

baller1308
Jun 11, 2013, 02:58 PM
Mine is saying the firmware is not compatible! WTF I downloaded the 6.1.3 restore file
Are you trying to simply restore the phone via iTunes or did you put the phone in DFU mode then try to restore?

Krissypantz2828
Jun 11, 2013, 03:06 PM
Are you trying to simply restore the phone via iTunes or did you put the phone in DFU mode then try to restore?

DFU than restore

RKilbane20
Jun 11, 2013, 03:08 PM
DFU than restore

I did that also and got the same error

Krissypantz2828
Jun 11, 2013, 03:11 PM
OK I might know what the issue is! downloaded 6.1.3 iPhone4 instead of iPhone 4GSM

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I did that also and got the same error

Make sure its the correct file! What do you have? iPhone 5?

RKilbane20
Jun 11, 2013, 03:12 PM
OK I might know what the issue is! downloaded 6.1.3 iPhone4 instead of iPhone 4GSM

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Make sure its the correct file! What do you have? iPhone 5?

THis ist eh file I downloaded. iPhone 5 on ATT

iPhone5,1_6.1.4_10B350_Restore.ipsw

Krissypantz2828
Jun 11, 2013, 03:17 PM
THis ist eh file I downloaded. iPhone 5 on ATT

iPhone5,1_6.1.4_10B350_Restore.ipsw

sounds about right, you have a GSM phone? I would try again..I will be trying again with the other file and will let you know how it works. Where did u get that file??? From here?? http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=750

baller1308
Jun 11, 2013, 03:18 PM
THis ist eh file I downloaded. iPhone 5 on ATT

iPhone5,1_6.1.4_10B350_Restore.ipsw
Maybe try the other file: iPhone5,2_6.1.4_10B350_Restore.ipsw for GSM+CDMA.

RKilbane20
Jun 11, 2013, 03:21 PM
sounds about right, you have a GSM phone? I would try again..I will be trying again with the other file and will let you know how it works. Where did u get that file??? From here?? http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=750

Yeah im trying the GSM+CDMA one now and see what happens.

Krissypantz2828
Jun 11, 2013, 03:21 PM
Yeah im trying the GSM+CDMA one now and see what happens.

Ok

RKilbane20
Jun 11, 2013, 03:34 PM
Ok

Doesnt let me. Says its not compatible. Going to ATT then Apple.

Krissypantz2828
Jun 11, 2013, 03:35 PM
Doesnt let me. Says its not compatible. Going to ATT then Apple.

That sucks, I hope I dont have the same issue!

Orlandoech.com
Jun 11, 2013, 03:39 PM
I couldn't get on board, downgrading to 6.1.4 as well. Wow... I dont like it at all :(

Krissypantz2828
Jun 11, 2013, 03:41 PM
It says the file is to big lol yah ok there!!

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I couldn't get on board, downgrading to 6.1.4 as well. Wow... I dont like it at all :(

Me neither :( Some features I like..but its really useless on the iPhone 4

Orlandoech.com
Jun 11, 2013, 03:51 PM
It says the file is to big lol yah ok there!!

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Me neither :( Some features I like..but its really useless on the iPhone 4

Its easier for me to list what I like then dont like (that list is too long). Im really disappointed, but this is just my opinion. Im sure others love it.

AppleNewsTech
Jun 11, 2013, 03:53 PM
You can do option + update instead of option+restore, can't you?

Krissypantz2828
Jun 11, 2013, 04:12 PM
Ok its starting to work!

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Its easier for me to list what I like then dont like (that list is too long). Im really disappointed, but this is just my opinion. Im sure others love it.

I dont like the icons! but Im sure I will love the feel more with the animated and 3D effects..but I think that the icons etc.. can look more sophisticated and more "apple"

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You can do option + update instead of option+restore, can't you?

It just shows the restore when in DFU mode. I think that is for when you are upgrading and not downgrading

baller1308
Jun 11, 2013, 04:14 PM
It just shows the restore when in DFU mode. I think that is for when you are upgrading and not downgrading
I think you can still do that in DFU mode and select the ipsw.

Krissypantz2828
Jun 11, 2013, 04:20 PM
I think you can still do that in DFU mode and select the ipsw.

Its all good it worked :) Happy to be rid of iOS 7..but not because new OS's are suppose to be a happy time lol

RKilbane20
Jun 11, 2013, 04:33 PM
ATT swapped out my SIM and it did nothing. Told me to take it to Apple. Going at 8. ATT refused to unlock my phone to see if worked until my contract is up.

Krissypantz2828
Jun 11, 2013, 05:20 PM
ATT swapped out my SIM and it did nothing. Told me to take it to Apple. Going at 8. ATT refused to unlock my phone to see if worked until my contract is up.

WOW Sorry you are having such a hard time with this!! Mine worked, so there must be some way to get yours to work!

Orlandoech.com
Jun 11, 2013, 05:58 PM
Ok its starting to work!

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I dont like the icons! but Im sure I will love the feel more with the animated and 3D effects..but I think that the icons etc.. can look more sophisticated and more "apple"

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It just shows the restore when in DFU mode. I think that is for when you are upgrading and not downgrading

The theme looks like a cheap cydia theme. I hate all the gradients and then stencil icons. Ugh.

Silvereel
Jun 11, 2013, 06:08 PM
What happens if you just backup your device before installing iOS 7, then try doing a factory reset/restore backup? Will you be returned to iOS 6? I don't have much experience with downgrading, but it seems like you should be able to return to iOS 6 via the backup.

Krissypantz2828
Jun 11, 2013, 06:41 PM
What happens if you just backup your device before installing iOS 7, then try doing a factory reset/restore backup? Will you be returned to iOS 6? I don't have much experience with downgrading, but it seems like you should be able to return to iOS 6 via the backup.

Probably wouldnt want to find out what happens, I think once you have a new operating system you have to reinstall the older one! I honestly havent tried! But Im assuming it wouldnt work!