did not backup ios 7.1.2 before upgrading to ios 8, downgraded lost settings

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by vivien.n94, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. vivien.n94 macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2014
    i clicked backup but it didn't (plus its a new computer) although the settings carried on over to ios 8, found out i can't use without jailbreak. i downgraded to 7.1.2 and everything was lost. i know they are still in ios 8. is there a way i can backup what i backed up in ios 8 and carry back to 7.1.2??? anything is okay including jailbreak options? thanks
  2. spangled macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2009
    I'm in the same boat. I want to downgrade to 7.1.2 but if I do so all my settings are lost.

    Most things - data, apps, music, photos - I can back-up from iTunes. And re-entering email settings etc is a pain but doable.

    But not Messages apparently. And I have around 4 years of Messages that I'd really like to keep.
  3. Fantasigraphic macrumors 65816

    Mar 25, 2009
    there's ways of doing it like using a program to pull the sms.dlyb (something like that) from ios8 backup and add it into iOS7 backup. Search the net. iTools used to have this function but it's been awhile.

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