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Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by pugnut, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. pugnut, Jun 19, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2013

    macrumors 6502a

    Has anyone done this while on ios7? If so what was the result? What did it restore to?

  2. macrumors 68030


    It completely wipes your phone clean. When I did it, it restored to the latest version of iOS (speaking of iOS 6 when I had my 4s).
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Thanks- assuming that you were on ios 7 then it reverted back to 6.1.3
  4. macrumors 68030


    My previous comment was not in regards to iOS 7. I was referring to a time last year, when I wiped my 4s clean.

    Edited to add: I am not aware of anyone using that method to downgrade from iOS 7. If that is what you are thinking about, proceed with caution.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Thanks- I updated the question to clarify that I was looking for results when on ios 7.
  6. macrumors 68030


    Is your nicname in regards to Pug dogs? One of my favorite breeds.
  7. macrumors 601

    It just wipes the device clean just like a restore.
  8. macrumors 68030


    He is asking if anyone has used that method to downgrade from iOS 7. And if so, what were the results.
  9. macrumors regular

    Why would it cause a downgrade?:eek:
  10. macrumors 601

    It doesn't downgrade anything. It just wipes the phone.
  11. macrumors regular

    I did a clean reinstall on iOS 7 today. When I went to restore to iOS 6, iTunes wouldn't let me because Find My iPhone was turned on. When I went to turn off Find My iPhone I had to enter in my Apple ID. This probably has to do with the new Activation Lock feature and I was happy to see it.

    But other than that, restoring to iOS 6 and reinstalling iOS 7 was a snap.
  12. macrumors 68020

    It restores to iOS7.
    It's just like a brand new phone where you have to activate and setup your iTunes account.
    If your UDID is not registered for beta testing you won't get past the activation and you'll have to revert to iOS6 via DFU mode.
  13. Brendada, Sep 20, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2014

    macrumors newbie

    +Do a DFU recovery:+

    +1. Open iTunes.+
    +2. Connect the iPhone+
    +3 Press both the home and sleep/wake buttons until the Apple icon appears (ignore the red slider if it shows).+
    +4. Continue pressing the home button alone until iTunes sees your phone in recovery mode.+
    +5. Follow the prompts to restore the iPhone.+

    This is step by step guide on how to erase data from iPhone before selling.
  14. macrumors newbie

    It will be back to factory state when you got a new device. All data are deleted and only built-in apps are there.

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