This might be too extreme for some folks, but I just did it and I couldn't be happier to be back on iOS 6. Like many people, I upgraded to 7, and missed the roll back window to downgrade back to 6 when I decided I really didn't like the new iOS. Apple would say I was stuck with 7 forever. For a moment, I thought I was too. But then I figured out a solution: 1. Buy a phone still running iOS 6. 2. Take to Verizon (or other mobile service provider) and have it activated to your account. 3. Sell your current phone running iOS 7. 4. PROFIT! I just did this and my new phone is running glorious iOS 6 just the way I remember it! I bought a brand new 16GB iPhone 4S on eBay for $270. A great price considering it had never been used before, and therefore had no battery life issues or bad ESN history. I like the 4S the most, but you can still buy a 5 if that's your preferred device. But do it soon! In the future, it may become harder and harder to find phones running iOS 6 that are not worn to the ground from previous use. Personally, I'm a bit of a germ nut and didn't like the idea of using such a personal device as a phone that someone often held to their face, hands, probably used in the bathroom.... So I wanted a new device from Apple, but knew I couldn't shop directly from Apple or a phone provider this time. There are still lots of new devices out there (eBay, Craigslist, etc). But the new ones won't be there forever, and the ones left will all be running iOS 7 in due time. I plan to sell my current iOS 7 4S for about $200-250, whatever I can get for it, making the whole transaction nearly an even trade. Worth the hassle just to get back on iOS 6? You bet.