iPhone Can I downgrade back to 7.0.4 if I try out iOS 8?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Captain America, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Captain America macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I'm eager to try the new beta, but I don't want to lose my jailbreak if I can only go back to 7.1.1. Sorry if this was asked before, couldn't find it in the searching I did.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    #2
    No, you can only restore to the currently signed firmware. That is 7.1.1 and 8b1 if you're a developer only.
     
  3. Captain America, Jun 4, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2014

    Captain America thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #4
    I guess you can't do that thing anymore where you saved your blobs w/ Cydia and used those to restore?

    EDIT: TinyUmbrella did that too, iirc.
     
  4. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    #5
    nope, those require a bootrom level exploit
     
  5. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    Nope. The only thing you can do is downgrade back to 7.1.1
     
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    #7
    TinyUmbrella hasn't worked for restoring since iOS4 days
     
  7. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    #8
    No way to preserve the jailbreak. Have some patience?
     
  8. devman macrumors 65816

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    i don't have a jailbreak and don't want one. I do want to downgrade from iOS 8 to 7.1.1

    I tried the normal restore approach and it failed. I also tried DFU mode restore and that failed.

    Can you really downgrade to 7.1.1 and if so, how?
     
  9. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    #10
    what error are you getting? and yes, you can downgrade to iOS 7.1.1
     
  10. devman, Jun 6, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2014

    devman macrumors 65816

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    I don't recall the exact text now, but something like "the device is not eligible for the build."

    my iPad air is a model A1475 and I used this ipsw.

    iPad4,2_7.1_11D167_Restore.ipsw

    EDIT: solved it. that ipsw is iOS 7.1 and it mattered. But this was the only link at developer.apple.com. Instead I downloaded iPad4,2_7.1.1_11D201_Restore.ipsw and now the restore is... well... restoring :)
     

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