Can I reset my 4S to factory settings without upgrading to iOS 8?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by laserone, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. laserone macrumors newbie

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    Can I reset my iPhone 4s to factory settings without upgrading to the brand news ios8?

    I was just about to do a factory reset on my iphone 4s which is running ios 7. But then they just came out w/ ios 8. I want to stay on ios7 but need to do a factory reset because of messed up storage capacity.

    Can I reset my iPhone 4s to factory settings without upgrading to ios8?

    Thanks,
    Lauren
     
  2. Lourayad macrumors newbie

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    Yes Apple is still signing 7.1.2 I think check online to confim...you should download 7.1.2 ipsw and restore via itunes by holding option on mac or shift on windows and then click restore then look for the downloaded firmware and the process should begin.
     
  3. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    No need to use iTunes. Just do the reset from the phone under Settings > General > Reset. It will erase all your content and settings but not change the OS at all.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  5. aidenh37 macrumors regular

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    Note on post

    What this guy said. :)
    This will restore anytime anywhere and will boot up to Setup Assistant. You need to have a wi-fi connection to do this so don't go and do it when you don't have wi-fi!
     
  6. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    Not true. I turned on airplane mode on my old 4s so it wouldn't received email and alerts during my transition. I just did an erase all without any network connection and it worked fine.
     

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