Convert iOS 7.1 backup to 7.0.4

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by iPhone2684, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. iPhone2684 macrumors newbie

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    Hello All,

    I have been running iOS 7.1 beta 2 on my iPhone, is there any way to make iTunes see the backup of 7.1 beta 2 as a backup for 7.0.4 so I can restore my phone to 7.0.4 and not lose my data?

    Thanks.
     
  2. scrmtrey macrumors regular

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    First you must backup to iTunes, so that you have backup on your internal hard drive.

    You can edit the info.plist file. Edit the build version to your ipsw's build version and product version to the version you want to downgrade to. Using plist editors in windows are highly recommended.

    Windows: C:\Users[Your username]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup[Your UDID]

    Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/[Your UDID]/

    After that just restore the backup normally. If an error popped up at the end, ignore it. Hope this helps.

    So you set the build version to 7.0.4 or maybe it is build number.
     
  3. laspecas macrumors newbie

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  4. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

    bkends35

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    Yes, there's been multiple threads on this already. It's extremely easy and works perfectly fine.
     
  5. laspecas macrumors newbie

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    Can you give me the link to a thread with good explanations?
     
  6. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

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  7. laspecas macrumors newbie

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  8. laspecas macrumors newbie

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    worked. I'm back on 7.0.4 with my 7.1 beta 3 backup
     
  9. david82 macrumors newbie

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    Does it works also for sms? I'm thinking to downgrade from beta 3 to 7.0.4/5 but I can't lose sms
    Thanks
     

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