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Old Jun 20, 2013, 10:10 PM   #1
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Reverting back to iOS 6 - iPhone 5

Hello, I'm travelling away on Sunday for 10 days and would like to restore my iPhone 5 back to iOS 6.1.4 while I'm away. While iOS 7 has been perfectly fine for me, I don't want to take the risk running it on my daily phone while I'm away. As soon as I return, I will be installing iOS 7 again.

The latest build I can seem to find on the Apple page is 6.1.3. Where can I download 6.1.4 for my iPhone 5?
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 10:13 PM   #2
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You restore to iOS 6.
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 10:14 PM   #3
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I personally prefer DFU mode to restore, as iTunes will figure out the build you need.
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 10:14 PM   #4
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I personally prefer DFU mode to restore, as iTunes will figure out the build you need.
Do I not have to download the iOS 6.1.4 file to be able to do the DFU restore back to iOS 6.1.4?
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 10:16 PM   #5
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Nope. Go to dfu mode and click restore. It will restore to the most current os, which is 6.1.4.
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 10:16 PM   #6
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Just shift + restore.

Here are the files: http://www.iosday.com/
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 10:17 PM   #7
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Oh, wow. Thanks everyone! I thought I had to download the file first to be able to do the DFU restore back to iOS 6.
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 10:17 PM   #8
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Do I not have to download the iOS 6.1.4 file to be able to do the DFU restore back to iOS 6.1.4?
You could just connect your iPhone to your computer, then put put your phone to DFU mode. Then do restore. iTunes will find 6.1.4 for you. Or you could search iOS 6.1.4 firmware online.

i just went back from iOS 7 to iOS 6.1.3 on my iPod Touch. While iOS 7 is great in many way, i still couldn't get over with the colour choice and the lags
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Just shift + restore.

Here are the files: http://www.iosday.com/
Now I'm confused? So I do have to download the file?
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Now I'm confused? So I do have to download the file?
I don't prefer DFU restore because it stresses the buttons. I'm paranoid like that.

DFU restore: files not required
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 10:21 PM   #11
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I don't prefer DFU restore because it stresses the buttons. I'm paranoid like that.

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Ok, great. When you say you don't like doing it because it stresses the buttons, what do you mean? All you do is hold the buttons at the same time for 10 seconds?
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Ok, great. When you say you don't like doing it because it stresses the buttons, what do you mean? All you do is hold the buttons at the same time for 10 seconds?
I know, I'm paranoid about wearing out the buttons. Don't mind me.
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I know, I'm paranoid about wearing out the buttons. Don't mind me.
Fair enough, thank you for your help!
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I know, I'm paranoid about wearing out the buttons. Don't mind me.
Holy cow...
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Just read this article, and here they are doing it via the DFU method but they still say to download the file?

http://www.imore.com/how-downgrade-i...eta-back-ios-6
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Just read this article, and here they are doing it via the DFU method but they still say to download the file?

http://www.imore.com/how-downgrade-i...eta-back-ios-6
No you don't need to.
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No you don't need to.
Sorry to question you, I'm sure you know what you're talking about! I've just read 6 different articles of ho to downgrade to iOS 6.1.4 using the DFU method and each one says to download the file.

http://www.iclarified.com/31004/how-...-beta-to-ios-6

In that article, what do I do when I get to step 4 if I haven't downloaded the file?
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Sorry to question you, I'm sure you know what you're talking about! I've just read 6 different articles of ho to downgrade to iOS 6.1.4 using the DFU method and each one says to download the file.

http://www.iclarified.com/31004/how-...-beta-to-ios-6

In that article, what do I do when I get to step 4 if I haven't downloaded the file?
Instead of doing alt or shift + restore, just click on restore.

The reason why these articles tell you to download the file, is to save time. When you click just restore, iTunes downloads the file from Apple, and you have to wait a while for it to download. If you have the file downloaded already and do shift or alt + restore, it restores right away.

The advantage to have iTunes download the file for you is you don't have to figure out which is the correct file.

In the end, it doesn't matter which method you use, since you are just trying to restore to the current iOS version.
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Instead of doing alt or shift + restore, just click on restore.

The reason why these articles tell you to download the file, is to save time. When you click just restore, iTunes downloads the file from Apple, and you have to wait a while for it to download. If you have the file downloaded already and do shift or alt + restore, it restores right away.

The advantage to have iTunes download the file for you is you don't have to figure out which is the correct file.

In the end, it doesn't matter which method you use, since you are just trying to restore to the current iOS version.
Thank you, I understand now
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Old Jun 21, 2013, 03:18 AM   #20
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19 posts when all that was needed was the first 3, not to mention the nutball 'don't do DFU because you'll stress the buttons' BS.
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