Can't downgrade to iOS 6 - urgent help needed

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  1. utkan, Jun 26, 2013
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    utkan macrumors newbie

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    I recently installed iOS 7 Beta 2 on my iPad 2 but instead of Shift+Update I used Shift+Restore and now it asks for a developer account for activation, which I don't have, so I'm stuck. Tried restoring back to iOS 6.1.3 while on DFU mod but this time it gives the following error ["ipad" ipad could not be restored. unexpected error occured (3194)] is there any way to solve this?
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Asking about or talking about bypassing proper developer account channels is against the rules.
     
  3. knightfolk macrumors member

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    https://developer.apple.com/programs/ios/
     
  4. utkan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, sorry about that.

    What about downgrading? Any helps?
     
  5. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I would edit your opening post asap. Saying you are sorry while leaving the infraction won't sit well with the mods.

    1) Get a developer account

    2) Google for error 3194
     
  6. utkan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did. See my first post.
     
  7. WolfSnap macrumors 6502a

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    Since you're such a 1337 h4x0r, and thought that installing a beta copy of ios 7 on your ipad without having the device registered was a great idea, I'm sure you can solve that error.

    I could tell you how to fix it. But, what fun would that be?
     
  8. utkan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh come on, it's just that curiosity got the better out of me but hands down, it was a bad idea.
     
  9. Firesign3394 macrumors regular

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    Put it in DFU mode and restore.

    Don't run software illegally ever again.
     
  10. utkan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea, thanks, I learnt my lesson. Problem solved. :)
     
  11. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    Wow he totally yelled at you!

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    Does it have to be in DFU mode to restore now? I tried restoring to iOS 6.1.3 and I got a message saying my phone can't be restored..can't remember exactly what it said. And yes, I have a paid developer account.
     
  12. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Apple doesn't support downgrading to iOS 6 once you install the beta. This is stated somewhere on their developer site. So in order to get around it, you have to put the device into DFU.
     
  13. SWIFTY1293 macrumors newbie

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    haha brilliant!
     
  14. irnchriz macrumors 65816

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    You can downgrade from iOS 7 betas without DFU this time. Just power off the device. Plug in the USB hold the home button down and press power for a sec (keep the home button down) and the normal restore mode will put it back to 6.1.4
     
  15. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Isn't the method you just described the method to put your phone in DFU mode?
     
  16. robwilson macrumors member

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    And go to your room without your IPad, you are in timeout for a while....:D
     
  17. WhackyNinja macrumors 68000

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    Yep. Thats what I did. I had no problems last night downgrading...cept in my first attempt I got an error but that was because Find My iPhone was on. Then I just turned it off and everything went on without a hitch!
     
  18. irnchriz macrumors 65816

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    No, DFU mode is done by doing the following:

    Plug your device into your computer.
    Turn off the device.
    Hold the Power button for 3 seconds
    Hold the Home button without releasing the Power button for 10 seconds
    Release the Power Button but keep holding the Home button
    Keep holding the Home button until you are alerted by iTunes saying that it has detected a device in Recovery Mode

    Once in this mode there is nothing on the screen, no connect to iTunes prompt etc and it is in factory recovery mode. This way was required to un-jailbreak and to restore from previous betas.

    The normal restore mode can be done just by holding the home button whilst poering up when connected. This way can be backed out of via a reset whereas DFU can't be.
     
  19. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    What??? I restored just fine to iOS 6.1.4 by shift clicking restore in iTunes and choosing the appropriate ipsw file.
     
  20. Abba 701 macrumors regular

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    Probobaly you can't do a direct restore.You Probobaly have to download an ipsw like you said.I tried direct way didn't work.
     
  21. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    Yup, that's suffient. Have done it several times on my iPhone5 when switching back from 7b1.
     

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