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Reverting back to iOS 6 - iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by virginblue4, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65832


    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?
  2. macrumors 65816

    You restore to iOS 6.
  3. macrumors member

    I personally prefer DFU mode to restore, as iTunes will figure out the build you need.
  4. macrumors 65832


    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?
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Nope. Go to dfu mode and click restore. It will restore to the most current os, which is 6.1.4.
  6. macrumors 601

  7. macrumors 65832


    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.
  8. macrumors 6502


    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
  9. macrumors 65832


    Now I'm confused? So I do have to download the file?
  10. macrumors 601

    I don't prefer DFU restore because it stresses the buttons. I'm paranoid like that. :eek:

    DFU restore: files not required
    Shift + restore: file required
  11. macrumors 65832


    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? :confused:
  12. macrumors 601

    I know, I'm paranoid about wearing out the buttons. Don't mind me. :D
  13. virginblue4, Jun 20, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2013

    macrumors 65832


    Fair enough, thank you for your help! :D
  14. macrumors 6502

    Holy cow...
  15. virginblue4, Jun 20, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2013

    macrumors 65832


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  17. macrumors 65832


    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.


    In that article, what do I do when I get to step 4 if I haven't downloaded the file?
  18. macrumors G3

    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.
  19. macrumors 65832


    Thank you, I understand now :)
  20. macrumors 65816

    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. :rolleyes:

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