Can't downgrade from iOS 7

MrMitch

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Jun 12, 2013
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Hello, I tried to upgrade my iPhone 4S to ios 7 and I didn't know I needed to be apart of the developer program. I installed it and now during the activation it says I need to be part of the developer program. Now I can't reset my iPhone to downgrade, now I just have an iPhone I can't use. I don't know what to do, BTW my lock button is broken so anything using that won't work.

Can someone please help, any would be appreciated!!! :confused: :eek:
 

TillysWily

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Jun 8, 2011
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as Goat said if the lock button doesnt work you can't do anything about it. Should have researched b4 jumping in sorry.
 

Arnezie

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Oct 10, 2011
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Why would you attempt to do something risky to your phone when it's broken and then ask for help. My friend there is no help for you.
 

MrMitch

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Original poster
Jun 12, 2013
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My phone works fine apart from the lock button, it's hardly broken my friend. If I bought a licence would that fix the problem?
 

melb00m

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Feb 4, 2011
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My phone works fine apart from the lock button, it's hardly broken my friend. If I bought a licence would that fix the problem?
Lock- and home-button are required to go into DFU mode, only then you can downgrade back to iOS 6. License might work, but I'd rather spend that money to get the lock button fixed and downgrade. iOS 7 is not yet ready for every-day usage.
 

MrMitch

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Jun 12, 2013
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Thanks for the help, once I get it fixed will I just hold down lock and home buttons at the same time and then what?
 

melb00m

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Feb 4, 2011
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Keep Home+Standby pressed for 10-15 seconds and you'll be in DFU mode. From there, you can restore iOS 6 with iTunes.
 

troop231

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Jan 20, 2010
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You don't have to go into DFU mode to downgrade, I did this with my iPhone 5 yesterday only using iTunes.
 

MrMitch

macrumors newbie
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Jun 12, 2013
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Thing is in iTunes it only says I have to become part of the developer program. I can't see my phone in iTunes to click restore.
 

MrMitch

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Jun 12, 2013
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Fixed using recboot to force it into DFU mode, allowed me to restore to ios 6. Thanks for the help and I'll research things further next time.
 

seble

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Sep 6, 2010
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If I did this I'd be double screwed. Neither my home or lock screen buttons function properly...
 

MrMitch

macrumors newbie
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Jun 12, 2013
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Recboot work absolutely perfectly, no need to press any buttons on the phone at all; just press the enter DFU mode button. :)